Secretary Jewell to Make Major Announcement Advancing Youth & Conservation Initiative



01/07/2014


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. to make a major announcement regarding an initiative to better connect the next generation to America’s great outdoors.

In October, Jewell delivered a speech at the National Press Club outlining her conservation vision for the country, which includes an ambitious initiative to engage the next generation through education, employment and volunteer opportunities on public lands.

On Wednesday, Jewell and American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. will announce an unprecedented private sector commitment that will help put young people and veterans to work on public lands and build a bold, new 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. Youth engagement has been a signature part of President Obama’s conservation agenda, and Wednesday’s announcement builds upon the ongoing partnership with USDA and other members of the federal family through the 21CSC.

WHO

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment & 21st Century CSC Steering Committee Co-Chair
Helga Ying, Vice President of External Engagement and Social Responsibility, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Bob Vogel, National Mall & Memorial Parks Superintendent
LaShauntya Moore, Earth Conservation Corps, Youth Program Coordinator

WHAT

Announcement regarding Youth Initiative

WHEN

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
10:45 a.m. EST – Media Check-In//Press Parking is Available on W. Basin Drive
11:00 a.m. EST – Press Conference

WHERE

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
1850 West Basin Dr SW
Washington, D.C. 20242

RSVP

Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 7.

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