Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe to Make Announcement at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Visit Highlights Connecting Urban Communities and Youth in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation

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SAN DIEGO, CA – On Wednesday, August 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and state and local officials to make an exciting announcement regarding the San Diego National Wildlife Complex in Southern California. The event will focus on reaching new audiences and engaging Southern California's urban communities and youth in conservation and outdoor recreation.

The San Diego Complex includes the San Diego Bay, San Diego, Seal Beach and Tijuana Slough NWRs, protecting over 16,000 acres of a rich diversity of native species and their habitats in the midst of a highly urbanized coastal environment.

Last October, the Department launched an ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of veterans and young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. President Obama strongly supported the initiative by proposing $50.6 million for Interior youth programs in his 2015 budget.

Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Andrew Yuen, Project Leader, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Jim Janney, Imperial Beach Mayor
Elected officials, local businesses and community groups

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
10:45 a.m. PDT – Media Check-In
11:00 a.m. PDT – Event Begins

San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Habitat Heroes Outdoor Classroom
505 12th St.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Credentialed members of the media interested in covering the event are encouraged to RSVP HERE by August 12, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. PDT.