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Office of the Secretary
September 25, 2006
Hugh Vickery (media)
(202) 208-6416
Caroline Merritt
(202) 208-1943 (public)

Secretary Kempthorne to Attend “Listening” Session San Bernardino, Calif.; Hold Media Availability

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and other senior federal officials will attend a cooperative conservation “listening session” in San Bernardino, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006. (The event formerly was scheduled in Colton). The session will take place at 10 a.m., preceded by a media availability at 9:15 a.m..
            The “listening session” is one in a series of public meetings across the country to solicit and exchange ideas on incentives, partnership programs, and regulations that can improve results and promote cooperative conservation and environmental partnerships. In addition to Interior and EPA, the Agriculture Department, the Commerce Department and the White House Council on Environmental Quality are sponsoring the sessions.

Who:              Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne
What:             Cooperative Conservation Listening Session
When:            Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006
                        9:15 a.m. – Media availability
                        10 a.m. – Session begins

Where:          Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 295 North "E" St., San Bernardino, Calif.

Media:           All credentialed members of the news media are invited to attend.

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