ECO AmeriCorps, Welch and USDA Announce Wastewater Funding and Celebrate Earth Day

What:  ECO AmeriCorps, Welch and USDA Announce Wastewater Funding and Celebrate Earth Day

Who:  ECO AmeriCorps and USDA Rural Development

Where: Williamstown Public Safety Building
  29 Meadow Street
  Williamstown, VT 05679

WhenFriday, April 22nd, 2016 at 1:00pm

Why: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Rural Development, Lisa Mensah, and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch will announce a new wastewater grant and loan for the town of Williamstown Friday during an Earth Day celebration at the town’s public safety building. The Earth Day celebration will highlight local, state and federal efforts to promote water quality Mensah, who oversees a portfolio of more than $200 billion in community, housing and business investments nationwide, will announce that the agency is funding a long-awaited wastewater improvement project in Williamstown.

The press conference will be followed by a service project performed by Congressman Welch, USDA staff, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s ECO AmeriCorps members and community partners. The service project will work to clean a Williamstown brook of pollutants in honor of Earth Day.

AmeriCorps members will also hold Earth Day events around the State.

Those locations include:

South Royalton
Where: White River Partnership, South Royalton
4266 VT Rte 14
Royalton Village, VT
When:   4:00-7:00pm
What:   Community clean up
Contact:  Jim Armbruster (802)763-7733

Montpelier
Where: The City of Montpelier’s Rec Field
Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 
When: 9:00am-12:00pm (morning shift)
          12:30-3:30 (afternoon shift)
What:   Invasive removal to make way for the planting of native hardwood trees
Contact:  Zack Simpson (802)223-7335

Burlington
Where:  ECHO Center
1 College St.
Burlington, VT
When:   10:00am-1:00pm
What:   Informational display about watersheds and water quality as well as information on how to stay
involved in conservation efforts in your area
Contact:  Grant Taylor (802) 318-8786

St. Albans
Where:  St. Albans Maple Festival
2 Church St.
St. Albans, VT
When:   12:00pm-2:00pm
What:   Informational display about watersheds and water quality as well as information on how to stay
involved in conservation efforts in your area
Contact:  Jimmy Young (203)885-9252