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MEDIA ADVISORY – PHILADELPHIA – TODAY – DEP Secretary Rich Negrin Visits Philadelphia to kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month



Philadelphia, PA – Today, DEP Secretary Rich Negrin will be touring Philadelphia to highlight community leaders and organizations enhancing Hispanic culture and quality of life on the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. 


Secretary Negrin, the first Latino to be appointed as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, has worked under the Shapiro Administration to strengthen DEP's focus on environmental justice in an effort to ensure every Pennsylvanian has access to clean air, pure water and to the preservation of natural resources.


Secretary Negrin will visit Hunting Park to thank volunteers from Hunting Park Green who are working to achieve economic and environmental justice in their neighborhood. Hunting Park Green CEO Jose Ferran started the organization with the intention to give kids with differences a common mission of caring for their environment. The organization now uses park cleanups as a way to bring kids together and keep them safe.



DEP Secretary Rich Negrin

Jose Ferran, CEO of Hunting Park Green



TODAY, Friday, September 15, 2:30 PM



Hunting Park

1101 W Hunting Park Ave, Phila, PA 19140



Press who are interested in attending must RSVP with the names and phone numbers for each member of their team to


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