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EPA AND NOAA CELEBRATE NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY

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  • Mansel A. Nelson
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    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 2, 2002
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      >SUBJECT: EPA AND NOAA CELEBRATE NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY
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      >FROM: Tracy Mehan, Assistant Administrator
      > Office of Water
      >
      >TO: All EPA Employees
      >
      >Estuaries are special and unique places where freshwater from rivers and
      >streams mix with saltwater from the ocean. They provide critical
      >habitats for marine life and support such important economic sectors as
      >commercial fisheries and tourism and such popular recreational
      >activities as boating and bird watching.
      >
      >In recognition of the importance of estuaries, October 5, 2002, has been
      >designated as National Estuaries Day. To celebrate National Estuaries
      >Day and to raise public awareness about the importance of estuaries, the
      >Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and
      >Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are sponsoring Estuary Live! - an
      >interactive educational program that will bring students from coast to
      >coast to tour eight of the nation's most valued estuaries via satellite
      >technology and the internet.
      >
      >As part of EPA's celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water
      >Act, I am pleased to invite you to join EPA Administrator Christine Todd
      >Whitman and Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Samual P. Bodman on
      >October 3, 2002 at 12:30 PM EST as they welcome Agency employees, 150
      >students from Washington, DC area schools, and thousands of Estuary
      >Live! participants from across the country to an interactive tour of the
      >Chesapeake Bay.
      >
      >Date: Thursday, October 3, 2002
      >
      >Time: 12:30 - 1:45 PM EST (Bring your lunch)
      >
      >Location: Department of Commerce Auditorium
      > 14th & Constitution
      > Washington, DC
      >
      >Program
      >12:30 Welcome Remarks by EPA Administrator Whitman and Department of
      > Commerce Deputy Secretary Bodman
      >
      >12:40 Introduction of the NBC Channel 4 video Watersheds Project
      > Veronica Johnson, NBC 4 Broadcast Meteorologist
      >
      >12:50 Live interactive tour of the Chesapeake Bay via Satellite Downlink
      > Bob Finton, Education Coordinator
      > Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - Maryland
      >
      >1:45 Adjourn
      >
      >Other Features
      > Numerous exhibits from a variety of EPA and NOAA programs working to
      > protect and restore estuaries and provide the public with clean
      > beaches, safe water and safe seafood.
      >
      > Up to 150 school children from DC area schools will participate in
      > the Estuary Live! event as well as the following activities before
      > the main program:
      > National Aquarium tour (including Coastal Enviroscape
      > demonstration)
      > Fish Printing Activity (NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office)
      > Live estuarine animal presentation (Chesapeake Bay NERR)
      >
      >To learn more about estuaries, please go to GOTOBUTTON BM_1_
      >www.estuaries.gov and be sure to click on the link for Estuary Live! to
      >participate in interactive tours of more estuaries during the 2-day
      >program on October 3 and 4, 2002.


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      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator Voice 928 523 1275 / 1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5765
      Northern Arizona University Hanley Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 7, Room 112
      http://www.nau.edu/eeop/
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      children." Native American Proverb

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