MEDIA ADVISORY: National Parks Second Century Commission to Hold Press Conference Call to Release Final Report to Interior Secretary Salazar

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   September 18, 2009
Contact:   Mike Bento, NPSCC, (202) 291-3117
Andrea Keller Helsel, NPCA, (202) 454-3332


MEDIA ADVISORY: National Parks Second Century Commission to Hold Press Conference Call to Release Final Report to Interior Secretary Salazar

Washington, D.C. – The National Parks Second Century Commission will conclude its work on Thursday, September 24, with the release of its final report: Advancing the National Park Idea. 

Chaired by former Senators Howard H. Baker, Jr. (R-TN) and J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. (D-LA), the National Parks Second Century Commission is a first-in-a-generation effort to examine the national parks today, and chart a vision for their second century of service to the nation. The Commission consists of nearly 30 national leaders and experts with a broad range of experience, including scientists, historians, conservationists, academics, business leaders, policy experts, and retired National Park Service executives.

WHO: 
Senator Baker, Senator Johnston, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Commissioners

WHAT:  
Release of the Final Report and Telephone Media Briefing

WHEN:  
Thursday, September 24, 12:30PM ET

CALL IN:   
800-791-2345, conference code 77907

The National Parks Second Century Commission was convened by the National Parks Conservation Association; it first met in August 2008.

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