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October 13, 2004
Georgia Parham 812-334-4261 x 203
Media Advisory
Assistant Interior Secretary Scarlett to Meet Wisconsin Conservation Partners, Present $1 Million NAWCA Grant for Rush Lake Restoration

On Thursday, Oct. 14, Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior, will be at Rush Lake, southwest of Oshkosh, Wisc., to meet with partners in the effort to restore Rush Lake and present a $1 million North American Wetland Conservation Grant Award check to Ducks Unlimited for work at the Lake. Ms. Scarlett will meet with representatives from Ducks Unlimited and other partners involved in the project to discuss plans to replace the lake's water control structure and improve its ability to support waterfowl and other wildlife.

Assistant Secretary Scarlett will meet with representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Rush Lake Restoration, Inc., Ducks Unlimited, and residents of Rush Lake.

Members of the media are invited to attend the presentation; opportunities for interviews with the Assistant Secretary and others will be available.

What: Assistant Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett to meet with Rush Lake restoration partners and present NAWCA grant to Ducks Unlimited Officials

When: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004
11 a.m.

Where: Wisconsin DNR Boat Ramp, Rush Lake
At County M*

Contact: Georgia Parham, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
812-334-4261 x 203

Steve Lenz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Ellen Barth, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


From the south: Ripon Highway 44, 7 miles east to Pickett; north on County M; 3.9 miles to boat landing on west side of County M.

From the north: Oshkosh Highway 91; 9.5 miles west to Waukau; south on County M 2.75 miles to boat landing on the west side of County M.

Additional parking available at Uihlein WPA south of boat landing on the east side of County M.




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