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Norton to Join National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Wal-Mart at Announcement of Landmark Habitat Conservation Partnership


(WASHINGTON) - Interior Secretary Gale Norton will join officials of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wal-Mart to unveil "Acres for America," an innovative conservation partnership under which the company will contribute to conservation and protect vital wildlife habitat across the country. Initial projects under the partnership are being considered for Louisiana, Maine, Arizona, Arkansas and Oregon.

Who: Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior
John Berry, Executive Director, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Mike Duke, President and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Division (USA)

What: Announcement of "Acres for America" Habitat Conservation Partnership

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. EDT.

Where: National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Call in: Media unable to attend can participate via a conference line by calling: 800-894-5910 with Wal-Mart as the password (Media only).




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