USDA Rural Development can now be found on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/USDARD. By following us you will receive updates with the latest information about Rural Development’s mission areas, including more than 40 housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs. This is account is intended to widen our communication and outreach to the online community, and provide the public with the most current information on rural events, programs, success stories, answers to commonly asked questions, and more.
Follow us today as Rural Development celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Rural Development is planning over 40 activities, led by Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager, who will be in Woodland Park, Colorado, to participate in an event marking the use of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to improve drinking water quality in a subdivision. Curtis Wiley will represent the department in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico at a dedication ceremony for a new water system.
Rural Development will also join 17 other USDA agencies today at the USDA Earth Day Festival in the People’s Garden located on the USDA Whitten Building grounds on the National Mall – 12th and Jefferson Drive. There will be live entertainment, a truck farm, a working water system demonstration, and numerous children’s activities as well as exhibits. USDA’s Earth Day Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We hope to see you there!