Secretary Jewell to Travel to California to Promote Conservation and Youth Initiatives

Office of the Secretary
11/5/2013


WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of her major speech outlining her conservation priorities for the Department, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will travel to California for a multi-day trip to launch her ambitious youth initiative and to hold a public meeting on local conservation efforts.


On Thursday, November 7, Jewell will be at Crissy Field in San Francisco to kick-off a public-private initiative to engage the next generation through education, employment and volunteer opportunities on public lands. Specifically, by 2017, Interior will work to provide educational opportunities to at least ten million of the nation's K through 12 students annually; engage one million volunteers in support of public lands; and provide 100,000 work and training opportunities to young people. Jewell will be joined by leaders in San Francisco's business, health, education and conservation communities for the announcement and for a service project at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


On Thursday evening, Jewell will offer remarks at the Commonwealth Club of California regarding her vision to strengthen our economy and ensure that we pass along our nation's rich conservation legacy. Additional details on the event are available here; media interested in attending must RSVP to rrafner@commonwealthclub.org.


On Friday, November 8, Jewell will hold a public listening session to hear the community's vision to celebrate and protect Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands, a significant and scenic area along the Mendocino coastline in Northern California. Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the area provides opportunities for outdoor recreation and important wildlife habitat. Jewell will be joined by Congressman Jared Huffman, who, along with Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressman Mike Thompson, has introduced legislation to include the area in the California Coastal National Monument.

EVENT ONE

WHO:
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Frank Dean, Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Greg Moore, President & CEO, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Sally McCoy, CEO, CamelBak Products, LLC
Jim Van Dine, President, Ahnu and Hoka One One, Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Regional Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, East Bay Region at Sutter Health
Dr. Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley
Helga Ying, Vice President for External Engagement and Social Responsibility, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Members of the Student Conservation Association, the San Francisco Conservation Corps, North Bay Conservation Corps, Treasure Island Conservation Corps, and Civic Assets

WHAT:

Kick-off of Youth Initiative

WHERE:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Crissy Field

1199 E Beach

San Francisco, CA 94129

WHEN:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

11:30 a.m. PST – Media Check-In

12:00 p.m. PST – Press Conference

12:30 p.m. PST – Service Project (b-roll opportunities)

MEDIA:

Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are required to
RSVP HERE no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, November 6.
Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed members of the

media.



EVENT TWO

WHO:
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Jared Huffman, U.S. Congressman
Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director at the Bureau of Land Management

Other local leaders and officials

WHAT:

Public Listening Session at Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands

WHERE:

Point Arena City Hall

451 School Street

Point Arena, CA 95468

WHEN:

Friday, November 8, 2013

2:00 p.m. PST

MEDIA:

Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are required to

RSVP to Martha Maciel (mmaciel@blm.gov) no later than 5:00 PM EDT on

Thursday, November 7.
Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed members of the

media.



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