WASHINGTON — On May 10, 2013 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of the Interior and other federal, state and local partners, will announce that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is adding 11 new locations and two new federal partner agencies to restore waterways, help local economies, create jobs and protect Americans’ health, according to a press release.

The Urban Waters Federal Partnership works to reconnect urban communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating with community-led revitalization efforts to improve our Nation's water systems and promote their economic, environmental and social benefits, stated the release.

The leaders will be meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich. at 2:30 p.m. to announce the expansion of Urban Waters Federal Partnership.

Read the entire press release here.