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 began with a welcome by Mayor Ortiz and 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.
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 Impact 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 Edmonston.
Read the welcoming remarks of Mayor Ortiz.