A CARE-ing collaboration for Westlawn

The Westlawn Project promotes wellness and reduces exposure to toxins in and around Westlawn, and has made major strides under the leadership of the College of Nursing, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and collaboration among 26 Westlawn-area organizations and local residents. The project has benefited significantly from two competitive grants from the EPA’s Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program.

The project started in 2008. In November the College of Nursing received additional funding of nearly $300,000 – one of only three CARE partnerships in the country to receive a second round of funding.

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Westlawn/Silver Spring Community Nursing Center- EPA Press event
Everyone gathered for a group shot after the 100th CARE Grant Celebration in the library of Browning Elementary School.           

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Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator for the EPA accepted a Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) shirt from Westlawn CARE Partnership member Sally Nickerson at at the 100th CARE Grant Celebration.            

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Susan Hedman, Regional Administrator for the EPA accepted a Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) shirt from Westlawn CARE Partnership member Sally Nickerson at at the 100th CARE Grant Celebration.