Commemorate President Theodore Roosevelt’s Historic Journey to
Breton National Wildlife Refuge
June 14, 2004
Audubon: John Bianchi,
America’s Wetland Campaign: Angelica Contreras,
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Tom MacKenzie,
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Breton NWR, Byron Fortier,
985-882-2025, cell 504-722-110
Roosevelt IV – great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt
Bob Perciasepe, Chief Operating Officer, The National Audubon Society
Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service Louisiana Governor’s Office
Day-long boat trip to
Breton National Wildlife RefugeIncluding survey of pelican nesting
colony (lunch included)
June 25, 2004
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wildlife Refuge – off the coast of New Orleans, La.
To commemorate Roosevelt’s
1915 journey to Breton with friend John Parker (elected Louisiana
Governor 1920)and William Sprinkle, National Audubon Society. It
will also celebrateBreton’s important role protecting the
endangered brown pelican -- Louisiana’s state bird -- and
America’s disappearingcoastal wetlands. Parker was also a
key figure in Roosevelt’s famous 1902 Mississippi bear hunt
which led to the creation of the “Teddy Bear.”
is America’s second national wildlife refuge. It was established
by Roosevelt in October 1904.
Media is also invited to
an evening reception hosted by Audubon and Louisiana Governor’s
Office of Coastal Activities on Thursday June 24, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. at the Hotel Monaco, 333 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
brown pelican nesting colony.
of nesting birds, including the largest concentration of nesting
endangered brown pelicans in southeastern United States
available: Historical film footage available of the original trip
with President Theodore Roosevelt on Breton in 1915, and various
seabirds -- then and now.
FOR JUNE 25:
7:00 a.m. at Hotel Monaco, ride or follow bus, or meet at boat ramp
at Venice, La. at 8:45 a.m. Return scheduled for 4:00 p.m. to Venice.
La. boat ramp. (Directions on website). Bus returns to Hotel Monaco
at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP (limited boat seating) – Byron Fortier,
Breton NWR, 985-882-2025, cell 504-722-1105.