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Media Advisory: Army Corps and Partners to Celebrate Estuary Day

Published Oct. 10, 2012

What:      

Estuary Day Celebration - Students to experience environmental educational science workshops on the relationship of local and regional clean water/clean air issues.  

When:     

Friday October 12, 2012

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opening ceremony: 10 a.m.

Where:    

Peterstown Community Center

408 Palmer Street, Elizabeth, N.J.

 

National Estuaries Day is an annual nationwide celebration of America’s estuaries – the vital coastal areas where freshwater and saltwater join. The Estuary Day celebration in Elizabeth, New Jersey is held each year in October through the sponsorship of the Elizabeth River/Arthur Kill Watershed Association and provides an opportunity for area school students to learn about the ecosystem.

Through visual presentations and exhibits, students and educators will be able to integrate how the land, atmosphere and water bodies are essential for reinforcing each other’s environmental health.  

Partnership includes the Army Corps, Elizabeth River/Arthur Kill Watershed Association, City of Elizabeth mayor’s office, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Harbor Estuary Program, New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection, New York/New Jersey Baykeeper, Offices of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires.

 

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Contact
Vince Elias
917-790-8204
vincent.f.elias@usace.army.mil

Release no. 12-018