WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will join USA Freedom Corps Acting Director Kathy Wills Wright and Take Pride in America Executive Director Heather Roebke in recognizing the outstanding achievements of the 2007 Take Pride in America National Award winners.
Secretary Kempthorne will be presenting awards to 18 organizations, partnerships and individuals from 12 different states and the District of Columbia representing exceptional examples of stewardship.
The 12 states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia.
Take Pride in America® is a national partnership program aimed at increasing volunteer service on America’s public lands. It is the goal of Take Pride to empower volunteers from every corner of America to maintain and enhance our natural, cultural, and historical sites. To learn more, visit www.TakePride.gov.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, USA Freedom Corps Acting Director Kathy Wills Wright and Take Pride in America Executive Director Heather Roebke
What: 2007 Take Pride in America National Awards Ceremony
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 19, 2007
Where: U.S. Department of the Interior
Sidney Yates Auditorium
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
The visitor entrance to the Main Interior Building is at 1849 C Street, N.W. All credentialed media are invited to attend. Adult visitors must have photo identification to present to the security guard.