Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will be joined by more than 50 Department of the Interior employees on Wednesday, April 18 to volunteer in the Capital River Relief project, a large-scale clean up of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers.
After making opening remarks regarding the direct impact volunteerism is making in habitats and urban green spaces, Secretary Kempthorne will board a river barge with volunteers to be shuttled to the clean up site.
The Capital River Relief project is an annual event sponsored in part by Take Pride in America® and made possible by Living Lands and Waters, an environmental organization that provides river barges, guides and years of experience in shoreline cleanup.
|Who:||Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne|
|What:||Interior Dept. employee volunteers join in annual effort to clean up the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers.|
|When:||1:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 18, 2007|
|Where:||Belle Haven Marina
1201 Belle Haven Road
*Heading south on George Washington Parkway, a service station will be on your right at 1201 Belle Haven Marina. 200 yards past the service station will be a large sign indicating Belle Haven Marina on the left-hand side.
|Media:||All credentialed media are invited to attend and photograph the event. Media will be able to accompany the Secretary to the clean up location.|