(Atlanta, Ga. – Oct. 4, 2011) – On Friday and & hellip;

(Atlanta, Ga. – Oct. 4, 2011) – On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 will kick-off its Children’s Health Month observance in Jacksonville by hosting a children’s health fair and environmental justice (EJ) showcase recognition event

(Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 4, 2011) On Friday and…

EPA will also host tours aboard its Ocean Survey Vessel Bold, a converted U.S. Navy T-AGOS class vessel. The Bold is EPA's only ocean and coastal monitoring vessel, and is equipped with state-of-the-art sampling, mapping, and analysis equipment.

WHO: Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 4;
Greg Strong, Director, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast District;

Mayor Alvin Brown, City of Jacksonville; and
Jon Heymann, CEO, Communities in Schools of Jacksonville
WHAT: Children’s Health Month Observance and EJ Showcase Recognition/ Tours of the EPA Ocean Survey Vessel Bold

WHEN: Press Conference/Opening Ceremony
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Activities/Stations Open to Middle School Students
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, 10 am – 6 pm

Activities/Stations Open to General Public
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 10 am – 4 pm

WHERE: Jacksonville Riverwalk Northbank – In front of the Hyatt Regency Riverfront
201 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Fl.

More information about Children’s Health Month: http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/chm-home.htm

More information about the EJ Showcase Program: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/ej/grants/ej-showcase.html

More information about EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel Bold: http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/assessmonitor/osvbold_index.cfm and www.epa.gov/boldkids/


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