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Secretary Salazar to visit Florida...

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Posted by: EricWI at Sun Jan 15 20:13:18 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EricWI ]  
   

AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar to Visit Florida, Make Major Conservation Announcements

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe will kick-off a two day trip to Florida to make two important conservation announcements that are part of the Administration’s efforts to preserve and restore the Florida Everglades. The visit comes as part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative to establish a community-based, 21st century agenda for conservation, recreation, and reconnecting Americans to the outdoors.
During next week’s trip, Secretary Salazar will highlight the job-creating impacts and economic benefits of tourism, outdoor recreation and conservation in the Everglades and around Florida.

On Tuesday, Salazar and Ashe will join U.S. Senator Bill Nelson to make an announcement regarding wildlife and the Florida Everglades. The announcement will take place along the Tamiami Trail just outside of Miami. Later on, Salazar will attend the Everglades Foundation “Everglades Water Supply Summit” in Tallahassee where he will identify next steps in the restoration of the Florida Everglades during a panel discussion entitled, “What’s Next.”

On Wednesday, Salazar and Ashe will conclude their trip in Haines City with Senator Nelson where they will make an important announcement regarding the proposed Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area.
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