Secretary Jewell to Tour Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, Highlight Landscape-Level Efforts to Conserve Longleaf Pine Ecosystem


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AWENDAW, SC – On Wednesday, November 20, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge to tour a proposed project to conserve nearly 4,000 acres of longleaf pine ecosystem in the South Carolina Longleaf Legacy / Santee River Basin.

Jewell will also host a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders who are spearheading efforts to conserve the longleaf pine forest across the Southeast.  

Wednesday’s visit will expand upon Jewell’s National Press Club remarks last month, where she underscored the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to collaborative, landscape-level conservation and to leverage public-private partnerships.

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Michael Oetker, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Raye Nilius, Project Leader, South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex
Tour of proposed longleaf pine ecosystem conservation project in the South Carolina Longleaf Legacy / Santee River Basin

Sewee Visitor Center and Cape Romain NWR
5821 Highway 17 North
Awendaw, South Carolina

10:00am EST  Local Conservation Stakeholder Roundtable at Sewee Visitor Center

11:00 a.m. EST Media Availability at Sewee Visitor Center

Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are required to RSVP here for all portions of this visit no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed members of the media.

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