This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey Fitzpatrick

baseball field recapNeed a break from that nail-biting game? Here’s a quick recap of the latest in EPA science.

Village Blue Project
Like many other urban communities located on a waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland has its share of water quality and management challenges. EPA is working with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the Village Blue Project which will collect water quality data to help support the existing federal, state, and local efforts to restore the environment and protect public health. Learn more about the project in the blog Baltimore: EPA’s first Village Blue Project.

Universities Lend a Hand with Sustainability
Through EPA’s Net Zero Initiative, EPA is supporting campus-community partnerships. These partnerships help cities and communities leverage the skills and expertise of local universities to improve sustainability, the health of community members, and the environment. Read more about the project in the Science Matters article Universities Lend a Hand with Sustainability.

EPA Researchers at Work
Ever wonder who’s behind all the amazing science at EPA? Meet some of our researchers! This week we’re highlighting EPA Ecologist Bob McKane. Dr. Bob McKane likes working on interdisciplinary teams to develop well-rounded tools that help communities address environmental and public health issues. Right now, he’s leading a team in developing a watershed simulator called VELMA (Visualizing Ecosystem Land Management Assessments). Meet Dr. Bob McKane!

About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a writer on the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.

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