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Media Advisory



Salazar Brothers to Highlight America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, Economic Recovery Projects at Mesa Verde NP



04/23/2010


Contact: Matt Lee-Ashley (DOI) (202) 340-6946
Eric Wortman (Cong. Salazar) (202) 225-4761


MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a press conference April 25th to highlight the Obama Administration’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative and $10.1 million in projects at Mesa Verde that are being undertaken as part of the President’s economy recovery plan.

Launched by President Obama earlier this month, the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative will promote and support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. Under the initiative, the Department of the Interior and other federal agencies are reaching out to communities across the country to hear good ideas about conservation and to learn about the efforts that ordinary Americans are making to conserve our land, water, and wildlife.

Recovery projects being undertaken at park include replacing aging waterlines and electrical systems, installing photovoltaic systems on historic buildings, and purchasing alternative energy transit buses.

Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Congressman John Salazar
                         
What: Press Conference

When: 10:30 a.m. MDT, April 25, 2010

Where: Site of the Future Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and Research Center, Mesa Verde, Co. The press conference will be held just to the south of the exit ramps on US-160 near the park entrance, across from the park sign.