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Media Advisory



Secretary Jewell to Kick Off National Fishing and Boating Week with Students on Anacostia River



05/31/2013

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, June 3, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Rowan Gould will join more than 200 students to kick off National Fishing and Boating Week with recreational and educational activities along the Anacostia River. Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and Earth Conservation Corps (ECC) Founder Bob Nixon will be among the participants. Secretary Jewell will offer brief remarks at 10:00 am and participate in fishing and boating activities with the students immediately following.

Sponsored by 13 local and federal government agencies, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations, the event will feature hands-on experiences that teach youth about conservation of fish and aquatic resources, as well as fishing and boating. ECC will also demonstrate its live “osprey-cam” for viewing wildlife.

WHO

Speakers and Participants

  • Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Deputy Director Rowan Gould
  • Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris
  • Earth Conservation Corps Founder Bob Nixon
  • 200-plus 4th to 7th grade students from D.C. metro region
  • Leaders from government, nongovernmental organizations and industry

Sponsors/Partners

  • Bass Pro Shops
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Alexandria Seaport Foundation
  • American Sportfishing Association
  • National Marine Manufacturers Association
  • Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
  • Anacostia Watershed Society
  • BoatUS Foundation
  • Earth Conservation Corps
  • National Park Trust
  • Potomac Riverboat Company
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

WHAT

National Fishing and Boating Week Kick-Off Event

WHEN

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

WHERE

Earth Conservation Corps Pump House
1502 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

MEDIA

Credentialed members of the media should RSVP to Emily Beyer (emily_beyer@ios.doi.gov) no later than 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 1, 2013.

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