OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY - November 24, 2009
Despite the rainy day, many people came out to join EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Mayor Adam Ortiz, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and state and local officials
for a groundbreaking and "walking tour" of our innovative Green Street Project which will transform Decatur Street into the greenest street on the east coast.
The ceremony also featured the project contractor (a Prince George's-based and minority-owned company) and workers put to work through President Obama's
recovery program. The program concluded the tour at a local restaurant, La Fondita, for a complimentary lunch. Click here for the Mayor's welcome and remarks.
Several local officials and dignitaries attended the event including EPA
administrator Lisa Jackson, Congressman Chris Van Hollen and
Congresswoman Donna Edwards. Although not every attendee's name
is listed, the Town of Edmonston wishes to thank all who attended for their
support of this important project.
Additionally, a thank you to the following their support and partnership: the
Edmonston "Green Team", the Maryland Department of Environment, EPA
Region III, Chesapeake Bay Trust, landscape designer Andie Murtha, Low
Iipact Development Center, Neighborhood Design Center, UMD Engineers
Without Borders, Prince George's Green Power Coalition, Green ReVisions,
G&C Consultants, VMP Construction, the Kaiser Permanente Community
Health Initiative, Port Towns Community Development Corporation, Anacostia
Watershed Society, President Obama, and the staff and residents of
Photos courtesy of EPA Region III