SOURCE: Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Ecology and Environment, Inc.

September 20, 2010 10:30 ET

E & E Partners With Healing Our Waters® - Great Lakes Coalition, Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER® to Promote a Cleaner Great Lakes Region

LANCASTER, NY--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) announces its partnership with the Healing Our Waters® - Great Lakes Coalition (HOW) and Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER® to promote western N.Y. events this week in support of a cleaner, healthier Great Lakes region.

E & E will sponsor the HOW-facilitated Healthy Lakes 2010 conference, Sept. 22 to Sept. 24 at the Adams Mark Buffalo Niagara in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. The conference will address critical issues such as securing long-term congressional funding for Great Lakes restoration, developing strategies to ensure that new federal investments will result in measurable ecological and economic progress, and establishing the coalition's restoration priorities for 2011 and beyond. More information is available by visiting www.healthylakes.org/conference.

In addition, E & E is working in conjunction with Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER on its Fall Shoreline Sweep initiative, including an Erie Basin and Scajaquada Creek clean-up from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 25. On Sept. 26, E & E employees will be volunteering at "World River Day," a region-wide clean-up that will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For additional information, log on to www.bnriverkeeper.org/get-involved/cleanups.

"The Great Lakes contain more than 20 percent of the world's fresh surface water," said E & E president and CEO Kevin Neumaier. "It goes without saying that preserving this vital water resource is crucial to our planet's future."

"As a company, E & E is dedicated to providing ecological restoration and planning work, including recent contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, to improve the health of the Great Lakes region," Neumaier continued. "We are excited to be working with organizations like Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER and the Healing Our Waters Coalition to ignite a sense of urgency and responsibility among local thought leaders and the regional population."

Headquartered in Lancaster, N.Y., Ecology and Environment, Inc. has completed more than 50,000 projects for a wide variety of clients in 95 countries, providing environmental solutions in nearly every ecosystem on the planet. The company is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at www.ene.com.