AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar, Durbin to Announce Conservation and Restoration Projects at Millennium Reserve


 Contact: Blake Androff (202) 208-6416

CHICAGO, Ill. — On Thursday, August 16, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and local leaders in Chicago to announce new partnerships and commitments to the Millennium Reserve, as well as a suite of projects to implement President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative in the Calumet Region.

Later in the day, Secretary Salazar and Senator Durbin will travel to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to tour the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

Salazar is in Illinois as part of a four-state swing through the Midwest to highlight America’s Great Outdoors initiatives that enhance conservation efforts, foster outdoor recreation opportunities, create jobs, and fuel local economies.

WHO: Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator
Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
Marc Miller, Director of Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Arnold Randall, General Superintendent of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Chicago Area Conservation Organizations
Press Conference to Announce Millennium Reserve Projects
WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2012
10:00 a.m. CDT
WHERE: Burnham Wildlife Corridor Plaza
3100 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL