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Media Advisory



Secretary Salazar to Speak at the Tamiami Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony



11/20/2009


Hugh Vickery (DOI) 202-208-6416
Linda Friar (NPS) 305-242-7714
Nanciann Regalado (USACE) 904-232-3904

On Friday, December 4, 2009- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar be the featured speaker at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tamiami Trail Bridge Project adjacent to the Everglades National Park.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is constructing the project that includes a one-mile bridge and other roadway modifications to allow increased water flows to Everglades National Park.  This will mark a new beginning for the Park and a major milestone along the journey to restore America’s Everglades.  

Who: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
What: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Tamiami Trail Bridge Project.
When: Friday, December 4
1:30  p.m. EDT
Where: The S-334/356 structure on the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) in Miami-Dade County.
Media:

Parking for media and guests is provided at a designated parking area a short distance from the groundbreaking site.  This will provide adequate time for bus transportation to the site. An advantageous area at the site is set aside for the press. Interviews can be arranged following the ceremony. Members of the media are encouraged to be at the parking area by 12:45 p.m.

Contact Linda Friar at 305-242-7714 or 786-385-0067 to RSVP. More information is online at  www.evergladesplan.org or www.saj.usace.army.mil and click Tamiami Trail on the right.