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Secretary Jewell to Announce Nationwide Youth Employment Funding, Opportunities on Public Lands
Will Join Other Leaders and Youth at Wildlife Refuge Outside Denver to Announce New Jobs Across Nation
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COMMERCE CITY, CO – As part of the Department of the Interior's ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young adults and veterans to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors, and the President's 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Initiative, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will travel to Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, May 22, 2014, to make a major announcement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Joining Secretary Jewell at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver will be U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Arthur “Butch” Blazer, Vice President for Government Relations of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Greg Knadle, as well as youth corps members from Groundwork Denver.
Following the announcement, Secretary Jewell will participate in a service project with Groundwork Denver.
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Arthur “Butch” Blazer, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment Greg Knadle, Vice President, Government Relations, NFWF David Lucas, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Manager, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Makalah Emanuel, youth representative, Groundwork Denver
Announcement regarding youth employment on U.S. public lands
Thursday, May 22, 2014
11:00 a.m. MDT – media check-in
11:30 a.m. MDT – announcement, followed by service project (b-roll opportunity)
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
6550 Gateway Road
Commerce City, CO 80022
Credentialed members of the media interested in covering the announcement are encouraged to RSVP here by 5:00 p.m. MDT on May 21, 2014.