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The Mobile River Basin Coalition Aquatic Restoration Workshop Will Be Held August 13 and 14 in Montgomery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 11, 2002

Contact:
Ralph Thompson, 251/441-5181, Ext. 25


DAPHNE, AL: On August 13-14, the Mobile River Basin Coalition is hosting an Aquatic Restoration Workshop at the Ramada Inn Eastside, off Interstate Highway 85, at 1355 East Boulevard, Montgomery, Alabama. The workshop is part of an ongoing effort to build collaboration, networking, communication,and cooperation among all stakeholders of the Mobile River Basin to recover important aquatic resources.

Coalition members, Alabama Office of Water Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Power Company, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Mobile Area Water and Sewer Systems and Cahaba River Society are sponsoring the workshop to share the research and information about living resources of the Mobile River Basin, one of the largest drainage basins in the United States. In addition, the participants will share information on current and future conservation needs of the Basin.

The workshop will feature speakers from industry, environmental groups, research interests and government agencies. It will culminate with a panel discussion on pollution trading, an emerging topic of public interest.

The workshop is open to the public for a $25.00 fee, which includes speaker presentations, lunch on the first day, and a copy of the Mobile River Basin Recovery Plan and other imperiled species information in CD format; however, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website at http://alabama.fws.gov or contact Ralph Thompson of the Daphne Alabama Field Office at (251)441-5181 ext. 25 or by e-mail at Ralph_Thompson@fws.gov.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System which encompasses more than 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.



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