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Contact: Joan Moody, Dept. of Interior
Media Advisory
June 23, 2004
Paul Wirth, PPL Corporation, 610-774-5532
Lia Morris, Penobscot Partners,207-622-3101

Secretary Norton To Announce Penobscot River Milestone at Veazie Dam Ceremony

Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton will announce a major milestone in efforts to restore Maine's Penobscot River on Friday, June 25, joining Maine Gov. John Baldacci and other state, tribal, and nonprofit leaders at a ceremony on the river's banks below the Veazie Dam.
WHO:  Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton
John Baldacci, Governor of Maine
Dennis Murphy, Vice President, PPL Corporation
Barry Dana, Chief, Penobscot Indian Nation
George Lapointe, Commissioner of Marine Resources, state of Maine
Laura Rose Day, Project Director, Penobscot Partners
Other federal, state, tribal and nonprofit leaders
WHAT: Secretary Norton will announce a major milestone reached on the Penobscot River Restoration Project.
WHEN: Friday June 25, 2004, 12:15 p.m. Media availability immediately following brief ceremony.
WHERE:  Veazie, Maine, on the banks of the Penobscot River just below the Veazie Dam.

Directions from the South:
Take Interstate 95 north to Exit 187 (formerly 49), "Hogan Road". Follow Hogan road until you intersect with Route 2. Take a left. Look for School Street after you cross the Veazie town line, take a right. Take a right on Thompson Road and then take a left on to Old County Road. Take Old County Road to the park and Veazie Salmon Club.

Directions from Bangor International Airport:
Take 95 north and follow directions above.