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April 16, 2007
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Secretary Kempthorne, Department of the Interior Employees join Take Pride in America® for Capital River Relief Project

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will be joined by more than 50 Department of the Interior employees on Wednesday, April 18 to volunteer in the Capital River Relief project, a large-scale clean up of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers.

After making opening remarks regarding the direct impact volunteerism is making in habitats and urban green spaces, Secretary Kempthorne will board a river barge with volunteers to be shuttled to the clean up site.

The Capital River Relief project is an annual event sponsored in part by Take Pride in America® and made possible by Living Lands and Waters, an environmental organization that provides river barges, guides and years of experience in shoreline cleanup.

Who: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
What: Interior Dept. employee volunteers join in annual effort to clean up the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers.
When: 1:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Where: Belle Haven Marina
1201 Belle Haven Road
Alexandria, VA
*Heading south on George Washington Parkway, a service station will be on your right at 1201 Belle Haven Marina. 200 yards past the service station will be a large sign indicating Belle Haven Marina on the left-hand side.
Media: All credentialed media are invited to attend and photograph the event. Media will be able to accompany the Secretary to the clean up location.
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