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Secretary Salazar to Preview New Duck Stamp Product and Visit Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge


07/26/2010

Contact: Stacy Shelton (FWS) 404-679-7290
Jordan Montoya (DOI) 202-208-6416


Memphis, TN— Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be in Memphis, Tennessee to highlight efforts undertaken by the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and partners to help conserve and restore migratory bird habitats along the Gulf Coast and preview a new duck stamp product at Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters. The new duck stamp product will help raise money to enhance and provide alternative habitats for migrating birds outside of the oil spill affected areas.

Following the preview of the new duck stamp product, Secretary Salazar will be visiting Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge and meeting with Service employees to hear about their conservations projects and efforts.

WHO:

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior 
Rowan Gould, Acting Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service 
Dale Hall, CEO Ducks Unlimited
Evan Hirsche, Executive Director, National Wildlife Refuge Association

WHAT:
Tour of DU Headquarters, preview of new duck stamp product,
Wapanocca NWR visit
WHEN:
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
1:30-2:00 p.m. CDT Tour of Ducks Unlimited Natl. Headquarters
2:00-2:30 p.m. CDT Media Avail
                                *listen-only call-in available, information below
4:00-5:30 p.m. CDT Wapanocca NWR Site Visit
WHERE:

Tour of Ducks Unlimited Natl. Headquarters & Media Avail
Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters
1 Waterfowl Way
Memphis, TN 38120

Listen-only call-in information for Media Avail:
Phone #:                  1-888-769-9409 
Access code:           DUCK STAMP

Wapanocca NWR Site Visit
Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge
26320 Highway 33 South
Augusta, AR 72006
*Please RSVP to stacy_shelton@fws.gov if you plan on attending

 

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