Department Of Interior
|Office of the Secretary||
CONTACT: Hugh Vickery
|For Immediate Release:May 21, 2004||
Interior Secretary Norton to Announce $21 Million in Grants to Fund Conservation Projects in 43 States
(WASHINGTON) - Interior Secretary
Gale Norton will hold a press teleconference on Monday May 24, to announce
$21 million in Challenge Cost-Share grants under President Bush's Cooperative
Conservation Initiative for 377 conservation projects in conjunction
with states, local communities, businesses, landowners and other partners.
The grants from the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National
Park Service will fund a wide range of conservation projects in 43 states.
These projects range from conserving bighorn sheep to combating invasive
The grants are being awarded in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Who: Gale Norton,
Secretary of the Interior
What: Teleconference announcing conservation grants in 43 states
When: 2:30 p.m. EDT, May 24, 2004
Call-In: News Media
only at (866) 238-0637. Say you are calling in for the CCI grants press
teleconference. Identify yourself and your publication to the operator.
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