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Office of the Secretary
June 27, 2007
Shane Wolfe, 202-208-6416
Nicholas Throckmorton, 202-208-5636


Secretary Kempthorne to Make Major Announcement on Status of Bald Eagle

Media teleconference call to follow for reporters outside DC

What: News conference to make major announcement on the status of the bald eagle
Who: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior
Matt Hogan, Executive Director, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Jim Lyon, Senior Vice President for Conservation, National Wildlife Federation
Michael Bean, Wildlife Program Chair, Environmental Defense.
When: Thursday, June 28, 2007
10:00 a.m. EDT
Where: Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Department of the Interior, 1849 C. St, NW, Washington, D.C. Please call 202/208-5636 for details.
[For reporters unable to attend the event in Washington, D.C., a press teleconference will be held on Thursday, June 28, 1:30 p.m. EDT. To access the call, please dial 1-800-857-1092 and tell the operator the passcode “bald eagle” and the call leader “Nicholas Throckmorton.” You will be asked for your name and media affiliation.]

Notes to media attending Washington, DC event:

Reporter Drop off and Satellite Vans: The drop off for reporters is on East Basin Drive, the one-way, westbound-only, street that runs between the Jefferson Memorial's Old Parking lot and I-395. Once dropped off on East Basin Drive, it is approximately a 250-yard walk to the Plaza side of the Jefferson. Only live trucks will be allowed to park on East Basin Drive. If you plan to broadcast parts of the event live, you will need a 750 foot cable.

Parking for all other media-related vehicles: Available at parking Lots "A," "B," or "C," accessible from Ohio Drive on the Potomac River side of the Jefferson Memorial (and which are located south of the George Mason Memorial and SOUTH of the Inlet Bridge). Parking lots are approximately 300 yards south of the Jefferson Memorial and are situated in between the spans of the 14th Street Bridge or I-395.

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