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Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Department of the Interior, National League of Cities and YMCA of the USA to Announce New Partnership to Connect Young People to the Outdoors
ST PAUL, MN – On April 28, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Saint Paul Mayor and President of the League of Cities Chris Coleman, Salt Lake City Mayor and First Vice President of the League of Cities Ralph Becker, and YMCA of the USA President and CEO Neil Nicoll to announce a new partnership to inspire millions of young adults and veterans to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors.
The press announcement is a follow-up to a Secretarial Order issued by Jewell on March 30, 2014 to significantly expand recreational, educational, volunteer and career opportunities for millions of youth and veterans on the nation's public lands, including partnerships with businesses and youth organizations to support the Obama Administration's 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC). To learn more about the Interior Department's youth initiative, click here.
Following the announcement, Secretary Jewell will join YMCA youth and local officials for a tree planting service project near Kelly's Landing.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, and President of the League of Cities Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, and First Vice President of the League of Cities Neil Nicoll, President, and CEO, YMCA of the USA Paul Labovitz, Superintendent, Mississippi National River & Recreation Area, National Park Service Alyson Mohan-Lucas, Program Executive, YMCA Twin Cities
Local officials and stakeholders
Youth Partnership Press Announcement
Harriet Island Pavilion
St. Paul, MN
Monday, April 28, 2014
9:45 a.m. CDT – Media Check-in
10:00 a.m. CDT – Announcement
10:30 a.m. CDT – Brief Media Availability
10:45 a.m. CDT – Service Project (b-roll opportunity)
Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 9:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, April 28, 2014. Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed reporters.