Scott to Tour Elizabeth River Restoration Projects to Learn More about the Impact of President Trump’s Budget Cuts
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – On Tuesday April 25, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will meet with the Elizabeth River Project to discuss the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and other federal programs designed to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and encourage environmental literacy.
Congressman Scott will take a river tour to see federally funded restoration efforts on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, including an oyster reef, NOAA funded Learning Barge field trips, and Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Housing and Urban Development funded projects of the Harbor Park and Chesterfield shorelines. Programs that fund these projects have been targeted for significant cuts in President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. If enacted, these cuts will jeopardize the work that has already been done to restore the Elizabeth River and other Chesapeake Bay tributaries.
The tour will be open to the media. Congressman Scott will also be available to the media after the tour.
River Tour with the Elizabeth River Project*
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Harbor Park Ferry Landing – Aboard the Mariner IV
150 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
*Rain Location: Grandy Village Learning Center, 2971 Kimball Loop, Norfolk, Virginia 23504
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