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Secretary Kempthorne to Go Fishing with Kids in Florida



October 10, 2007


Tom MacKenzie, 404-679-7291


Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, will go fishing at the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida, with 30 children from the Ruth Cooper Center, a non-profit service organization in Lee County in Southwest Florida. The Secretary is in Florida to name the winner of the 2007 Duck Stamp Contest on Saturday, October 13 at Big Arts in Sanibel.


J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Tarpon Bay Recreation Area
900 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel, Florida


Friday, October 12, 2007, 1:45 to 3 p.m.

1:50 p.m. to 2:10 p.m: PRESS CONFERENCE at the boat dock outside the concessionaire building. Secretary Kempthorne will talk about the importance of children and nature and will be available for questions.
2:15 p.m: Media boards pontoon boat to fishing location
2:30 p.m: Opportunity to photo and video Kempthorne fishing with children
2:45 p.m: Media pontoon boat leaves for boat dock
3:00 p.m: Media arrives back at boat dock


Chris Paolino, Press Secretary, Department of the Interior, (202) 208-6416

Tom MacKenzie, Southeast Chief of Media Relations, Fish and Wildlife Service, 678-296-6400 (cell); 404-679-7291 (office)

Kevin Godsea, Lead Park Ranger, J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 239-472-1100, ext. 237


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