Friday, July 29, 2016

East Capitol Farm selected for Urban Waters tour

The Urban Waters Federal Partnership selected East Capitol Urban Farm as one of the optional tours for their 2016 National Training Workshop. The site was selected as a showcase model for the Urban Waters network. Spearheaded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the partnership facilitates coordination and collaboration between federal agencies and organizations  to improve economically disadvantaged urban communities and their waterways. The partnership is comprised of 13 federal agencies and a number of NGOs. Participating partnership federal agencies include:

  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services 
  • Corporation for National and Community Service 
  • US Department of Agriculture 
  • US Department of Education 
  • US Department of Energy: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
  • US Department of the Interior 
  • US Department of Transportation 
  • US Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • US Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Department of Homeland Security 
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US Department of Health and Human Services National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce 

The tour was led by Harris Trobman, green infrastructure specialist, UDC CAUSES Center for Sustainable Development.

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