In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will meet with Frederick County fifth-graders for a water monitoring activity of Carroll Creek and a discussion on the importance of clean water in Maryland. 



Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment; Betsy Little, Principal, Parkway Elementary School; Michael Lepeonka, Parkway Elementary School; fifth-grade students from Parkway Elementary School.



Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 1:20 p.m. to 2 p.m. *Media sign-in and set up 1 p.m.*



Baker Park on the banks for Carroll Creek across from Parkway Elementary School, 300 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, MD 21701. (In case of inclement weather the event will take place inside the school cafeteria.)



The Clean Water Act has been instrumental in improving the health of rivers, lakes and coastal waters. It has prevented pollution from entering our waterways and provided safe and healthy recreation for swimming and fishing. This landmark legislation ensured that all Americans have access to clean, pollution-free drinking water.  However, we all must do our part to care for this natural resource. Keeping our water clean helps to protect and restore our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay.

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