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Attn: Photo Editor Secretary Salazar Hosts D.C. Youth Working for Interior under Stimulus Funds



07/22/2009


Contact: Joan Moody
(202) 208-6416


Secretary Salazar Hosts D.C. Youth Working for Interior under Stimulus FundsFor high-resolution photos, please go to http://www.doi.gov/photos/salazar/07222009/index.html#

WASHINGTON, D.C.--“No matter where you are from, you can do anything if you believe in yourself,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (in hat) told 81 D.C. youth working at summer jobs in national parks and at other Department of the Interior sites today. The Secretary hosted the group at a reception today on the Interior rooftop. The young people are working under stimulus funds as part of the D.C. Summer Youth Employment Program or the Youth Conservation Corps.

D.C Mayor Adrian Fenty issued a proclamation today congratulating the students and thanking Secretary Salazar, who in turn thanked President Obama for his pledge to help youth in the city. The Secretary said he hoped the summer experience would stimulate a love of the outdoors and inspire students to pursue conservation careers.
Photo by Tami Heilemann, DOI.