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May 30, 2007
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Media Advisory

Secretary Kempthorne, Director Bomar
to Hold Press Conference Unveiling
Centennial Initiative Report to the President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and National Park Service Director Mary Bomar will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2007 to unveil their Centennial Initiative report to President Bush.

Last August, President Bush charged Secretary Kempthorne with reporting, by May 31, 2007, on specific performance goals to be achieved so our parks enjoy “another century of conservation, preservation, and enjoyment”. The core of the report was written following a nationwide series of “listening sessions” that drew about 4,500 people. The report will outline goals, national strategies and Centennial plans for the 391 national park sites.

The report, The Future of America’s National Parks, builds upon President Bush’s National Park Centennial Initiative, which proposes up to $3 billion of new public and private investment over the next 10 years for the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare parks for their 100th anniversary in 2016.


Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
National Park Service Director Mary Bomar


Press Conference to unveil the Centennial Initiative report to the President


11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 31, 2007
Where:Roof Terrace, Main Interior Building
1849 C St. NW
Washington, DC


All credentialed media are invited to attend and photograph the event

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