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“Scaling Up”: Learn About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Aquatic Conservation Efforts And Bass Pro Shops To Be Honored

 

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 18, 2004

Contacts:
Tom MacKenzie, (404) 679-7291, cell: (678) 296-6400

 

WHAT:

Demonstrations, exhibits, and an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fisheries program that is responsible for managing and conserving the Southeast’s aquatic resources.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Lawrenceville, Georgia will be presented with a framed "Scaling Up" poster in recognition of the support of Bass Pro Shops for the Service's Fisheries Program.

WHO:

Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
Mamie Parker, Assistant Director for Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, Washington, D.C.;
Jim Marchman, Manager of the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Lawrenceville location, and
Laura Cavalli, Promotions Director, will be on hand to receive their special "Scaling Up" poster.
Representatives from fish hatcheries and field offices throughout the Southeast.
Interviews and photo opportunities available.

WHEN:

Thursday, August 19, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speakers and the presentation begin at 1 p.m.

WHERE:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Century Center Office Park, off of Clairmont Road, Atlanta, Georgia.

CONTACT:

Tom MacKenzie, 404/679-7291 or 678-296-6400 cell

Background:

The Service’s Southeast Region operates 14 fish hatcheries, seven fisheries field offices, and the Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center. The Fisheries Program works closely with the states, Native American tribes, private organizations and other government agencies in conservation efforts. Among the nearly two dozen exhibits and demonstrations at the event will be a Fisheries Program historical display, an electrofishing boat, underwater footage of fisheries surveys, a portable egg-hatching system, fly tying, and fish passage putt-putt.

For more information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visit our home page at http://southeast.fws.gov/ or http://www.fws.gov/.



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Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 404/679-7289 Fax: 404/679-7286


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