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Marines and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Unveil Environmental Poster


May 25, 2000 Contact:Tom MacKenzie 404-679-7291

Parris Island Marines, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will unveil a new poster that highlights the Corps' commitment to maintaining an environmentally friendly training program on this ecologically diverse island. The event will begin at Noon on May 31 and among the honored guests will be Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Robert Pirie, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and the Environment.

They will unveil a new poster that will help symbolize and emphasize the environmental commitment the Marine Corps has made in the area of protecting endangered and threatened species in the Lowcountry. The poster emphasizes the American Alligator and it provides a visual depiction of wildlife and people living in harmony.

This unveiling comes on the heels of Parris Island's receipt of the 1999 Secretary of the Navy's Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation aboard a small installation. Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Marine Corps will be available after the presentation for interviews and to discuss environmental initiatives and concerns.

Media wishing to cover this event are requested to contact Master Sgt. Tim Shearer at (843) 228-2943 prior to Noon on May 30, and will be requested to meet at the Public Affairs Office at 11:30 a.m. on May 31. The luncheon will be a no-host buffet.

For more information, check out the following web site: http://endangered.fws.gov/education/marines.htm

Release #: R00-020

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