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Media Advisory



Secretary Salazar to Visit Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Joint Information Center



05/14/2010


Contact: Julie C. Rodriguez (202) 744-4368   


Tomorrow, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will visit Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, LA, to review efforts being undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to protect and rehabilitate wildlife affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Salazar will then visit the Joint Information Center in Robert, LA, for a briefing.

News media are invited to join Salazar on the tour of the rehabilitation center. He will hold a press availability at the rehabilitation center and later participate in a press conference at the Unified Area Command Joint Information Center.

Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Who:
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What:
Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Visit and observation of wildlife rehabilitation
When:
Tour: 10:00 a.m. CDT, Saturday, May 15, 2010
Press Availability: 10:30 a.m. CDT
Washing of wildlife: 11:00am CDT
Where:
Fort Jackson Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
100 Herbert Harvey Lane
Buras, LA
** look for Fort Jackson sign off Highway 23, drive down gravel road and look for warehouse on left
 
Media:
The tour and media availability is open to all credentialed news media.

Unified Area Command Joint Information Center Press Briefing

Who:
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What:
Press Conference
When:
1 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 15, 2010
Where:
Joint Information Center
23260 Shell Lane
Robert, LA 70455
Media:
The press briefing is open to all credentialed news media. Media unable to attend may join a teleconference by dialing 1-877-918-5750 and enter the access code RESPONSE. Media will be asked for the name, affiliation and contact phone number.


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