Harrisburg – Liz Garland, the Associate Director of the Clean Water Program for American Rivers, will be speaking this Friday at a conference analyzing the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Pennsylvania and proposing steps for the Commonwealth to effectively move forward.
U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. will be the keynote speaker at “Back from the Brink: The Recovery Act One Year Later,” which is sponsored by the Keystone Research Center, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, and Pennsylvania Works.
American Rivers is a cosponsor and Garland will participate in the session, “Smart Growth, Transportation and Infrastructure.” She will speak specifically on the Green Reserve portion of the annual federal appropriations for water management practices which American Rivers worked to secure in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Garland will describe how Green Reserve projects will benefit Pennsylvania and how the Act is moving funding programs toward 21st century solutions to water infrastructure problems.
Reporters who are interested in attending should contact the Keystone Research Center’s Communications Director, Chris Lilienthal, at 717-255-7156 or at Lilienthal@pennbpc.org.
WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 23 South Second Street, Harrisburg
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.