Washington, DC –Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett will participate in a Take Pride in America® cleanup volunteer project at the C & O Canal National Historical Park, Saturday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. In addition, Deputy Secretary Scarlett will honor an outstanding volunteer with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The cleanup is being held in celebration of National Volunteer Week, and is the final stop on Take Pride in America and Toyota’s “VolunTour Across America,” a nationwide trip promoting volunteerism on public lands.
|Who:|| Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett, U.S. Department of the Interior|
Katie Loovis, Executive Director, Take Pride in America®
Kevin Brandt, Superintendent, C & O Canal National Historic Park
Matthew Logan, President, C & O Canal Trust
Veronica Lew, Associate Director, White House USA Freedom Corps
Derrick Crandall, CEO, American Recreation Coalition
Melissa Johnson, Executive Director, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Gail Cunningham, Vice President, Keep America Beautiful
Rosemary Pezzuto, Executive Director of Patuxent Area Council of Campfire USA
|What:||A Take Pride in America® cleanup volunteer project at the C & O Canal National Historical Park and the honoring of an outstanding volunteer with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.|
|When:|| Saturday, May 3, 2008 |
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
|Where:|| C & O Canal National Historical Park|
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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. Take Pride encourages citizen stewardship through an innovative public awareness campaign and an interactive website that showcases volunteer opportunities at natural and cultural sites.