AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar, Durbin to Announce Conservation and Restoration Projects at Millennium Reserve

Office of the Secretary
8/15/2012


CHICAGO, Ill. — On Thursday, August 16, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and local leaders in Chicago to announce new partnerships and commitments to the Millennium Reserve, as well as a suite of projects to implement President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative in the Calumet Region.

Later in the day, Secretary Salazar and Senator Durbin will travel to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to tour the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

Salazar is in Illinois as part of a four-state swing through the Midwest to highlight America's Great Outdoors initiatives that enhance conservation efforts, foster outdoor recreation opportunities, create jobs, and fuel local economies.

WHO: Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator

Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Marc Miller, Director of Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Arnold Randall, General Superintendent of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Chicago Area Conservation Organizations
WHAT:
Press Conference to Announce Millennium Reserve Projects
WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2012

10:00 a.m. CDT
WHERE: Burnham Wildlife Corridor Plaza

3100 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL


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