Maryland Department of the Environment to Recognize Baltimore City Students' Art Project as "Best in Show"

Press Release

Media Contacts:

Samantha Kappalman
Samantha.Kappalman@maryland.gov

Jay Apperson
Jay.Apperson@maryland.gov

410-537-3003

Maryland Department of the Environment to Recognize Baltimore City Students' Art Project as "Best in Show" More than 2,000 Maryland Students Illustrate Ideas to "Reclaim the Bay"

(BALTIMORE, MD) April 19, 2013 The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will recognize the winners of MDE's first Earth Day poster contest during an Earth Day assembly at John Eager Howard Elementary School in Baltimore City. The poster contest was first announced during MDE's Reclaim the Bay campaign kick-off in January. Since early February, MDE has received more than 2,000 poster entries from elementary and middle school students from around the state. In addition to the "Best in Show," MDE will also recognize outstanding student posters on its Flickr site after the Earth Day assembly.

 

Who

  • Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Tamara Hanson, Principal, John Eager Howard Elementary School
  • Marcia Wolfson-Ray, Art Teacher, John Eager Howard Elementary School
  • Fourth grade students from John Eager Howard Elementary School

 

When

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10 a.m.

 

Where

John Eager Howard Elementary School, 2011 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

 

Why

Maryland’s Reclaim the Bay campaign seeks to get Marylanders involved in Bay restoration efforts by sharing what they can do at home to help reach Maryland's 2025 pollution reduction goals. The campaign also promotes cost-effective solutions for compliance with water quality standards to ensure that the Chesapeake Bay is fully restored to a healthy resource for future generations to enjoy.

 

# # #