April 20, 2012 at 13:47 PM EDT
CSX, City Year Join in Annual Earth Day Anacostia River Cleanup and Picnic for the Planet

CSX Corporation:

What:

For the fifth time, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) and City Year will join thousands of volunteers in a massive cleanup of the Anacostia River and its tributaries in honor of Earth Day. Volunteers at nearly 40 sites in DC and Maryland will remove trash and debris from the Watershed. A celebration following the cleanup will be part of The Nature Conservancy’s world-record setting Picnic for the Planet, designed to bring much needed attention to our sources of food and water around the world. For more information on this and other CSX service events, go to http://www.beyondourrails.org/map.

Who:

CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. Through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving, CSX is committed to supporting the communities where it operates. City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is through service that we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common good, and develop young leaders of the next generation. City Year is a nonprofit AmeriCorps national service organization.

When:

8:15 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Where:

RFK Stadium Lot #6
575 Oklahoma Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Why:

This month, the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) introduced its new theme, “Rediscover Your Anacostia,” to increase attention, activity and investment in the river. The Anacostia River Cleanup, which draws large numbers of volunteers, makes an immediate impact with the removal of much debris and lasting benefit by inspiring people to protect the river year-round. The Anacostia Watershed Society is dedicated to cleaning the water, recovering the shoreline, and honoring the heritage of the Anacostia River and its watershed communities in Washington, DC and Maryland. Since 1989, AWS has worked to conserve and protect the land and water of the Anacostia River and its watershed communities through educational programs, stewardship efforts, and advocacy projects. AWS works to make the Anacostia River and its tributaries swimmable and fishable as required by the Clean Water Act. For more information about AWS, visit http://www.anacostiaws.org.

How:

In addition to being a Platinum Sponsor of the Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Celebration, CSX is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its achievements in environmental performance, including reaching ahead of schedule the company's voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eight percent and its "Trees for Tracks" program to plant one tree for each of the 21,000 miles of CSX track.

Contacts:

CSX Corporation
Eric Hartsock, 443-858-4437
ehartsock@exit10.com
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