Secretary Jewell to Join Officials, Stakeholders to Announce Partnership to Connect Seattle Communities, Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed

Office of the Secretary
4/23/2014


LAKE SAMMAMISH, WA – On Friday, April 25, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join King County Executive Dow Constantine, local mayors and officials, and community conservation groups to announce a new partnership connecting Seattle-area communities and young people to efforts to restore kokanee in the Lake Sammamish watershed.


Prior to the announcement, elementary school students from Campbell Hills Elementary School in Renton, WA, will release kokanee fry into the Ebright Creek as part of an annual event sponsored by the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group.


Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.

WHO:

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Deputy Regional Director Richard Hannan

King County Executive Dow Constantine

Sammamish Mayor Tom Vance

Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler

Bellevue Councilmember Fred Stokes

Snoqualmie Tribal Council Chair Carolyn Lubenau

Local officials and stakeholders

WHAT:

Announcement of New Partnership to Connect Seattle-Area Communities, Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed

WHEN:

Friday, April 25, 2014

11:30 a.m. PDT – Media check-in

12:00 p.m. PDT – Ceremony begins

WHERE:

Ebright Creek at the Pereyra Residence

Approx: 148 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Sammamish WA, 98074

MEDIA:

Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 9:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, April 25, 2014. Additional logistical details will be provided to confirmed reporters.


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