The U.S. EPA; departments of Transportation, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development; and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are part of the 11-agency Urban Waters Federal Partnership to “transform distressed waterfronts into centerpieces for community revitalization,” according to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Initial efforts focus on seven pilot locations that are already being restored: Maryland's Patapsco Watershed; the Anacostia Watershed in Washington, D.C., and Maryland; New York's Bronx & Harlem River Watersheds; Denver's South Platte River; the Los Angeles River Watershed; the Lake Pontchartrain Area in New Orleans; and the Northwest Indiana Area.