Deputy Secretary Hayes, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and other Federal Officials to Hold an America's Great Outdoors Listening Session in Poughkeepsie, New York

Office of the Secretary
8/4/2010


WASHINGTON–Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes will be in New York to conduct a listening session as part of the President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative. He will be joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Regional 2 Administrator Judith Enck. The session will be an opportunity for New York residents to tell members of the Administration about their individual, local, and state level involvement.

Following the listening session, Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes will tour the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park and hold a question - answer session related to America's Great Outdoors.

The America's Great Outdoors Initiative was established by President Obama in April at a White House Conference specifically to develop a conservation and recreation agenda worthy of the 21st century and to reconnect Americans with our great outdoors. To accomplish this goal, the Administration's effort will be community driven.

WHO:

Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes, DOI

Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA

Regional Administrator Judith Enck, EPA

WHAT:

AGO Listening Session, Press Availability, Tour of Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center with Q & A Session

WHEN:

Friday, August 6th, 2010

9:00 a.m. AGO Listening Session

10:15 a.m. Press Availability

1:00 p.m. Tour of Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center & question - answer session.

WHERE:

AGO Listening Session

Location: Marist College Student Center

Poughkeepsie, New York.

Press Availability
Location: Marist College Student Center

Poughkeepsie, New York

Room: Private Dining Room, Student Union Building

Tour & question – answer session

Location: Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center

4079 Albany Post Road

Hyde Park, New York 12538


More Info: For more information on the America's Great Outdoors Initiative and to submit comments on-line visit: www.doi.gov/americasgreatoutdoors/.





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