Deputy Secretary Hayes, Director Jarvis to Announce Significant Donation and Plans for Washington Monument Restoration


Contact: Adam Fetcher (DOI) 202-208-6416
David Barna (NPS) 202-208-6843
Carol Johnson (NPS) 202-245-4700
Joe Kildea (Rational 360) 202-210-3250

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tomorrow, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will announce a generous donation that will partially fund the restoration of the Washington Monument from the damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. Hayes and Jarvis will be joined by the philanthropist, President of the Trust for the National Mall Caroline Cunningham, National Park Foundation President Neil Mulholland, and Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorials Parks Bob Vogel who will also discuss future restoration plans for the Monument.

WHO:  David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service Director
Caroline Cunningham, President, Trust for the National Mall
Neil Mulholland, President, National Park Foundation
Bob Vogel, Superintendent, National Mall and Memorial Parks
WHAT:   Washington Monument Donation and Restoration Announcement
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2012
9:00 a.m.
WHERE: National Mall on panel between 14th and 15th Streets and Jefferson and Madison
NOTE: Audio mult-box will be provided. Parking for microwave or satellite trucks will be allowed on eastbound Jefferson Drive between 14th and 15th Streets in the far left-hand lane only. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is room for a maximum of six live vehicles parked bumper to bumper. There is no room for any news crew cars or personal vehicle parking in this area. Suggested parking for crew/personal vehicles is on Jefferson Drive east of 14th Street.