MEDIA ADVISORY: Upcoming Asheville Listening Session Provides Opportunity to Share Ideas and Reconnect Americans to the Great Outdoors

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   July 9, 2010
Contact:   Chris Watson, Southeast Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association, Phone: 865.329.2424 ext. 24 Cell: 865.292.8811


MEDIA ADVISORY: Upcoming Asheville Listening Session Provides Opportunity to Share Ideas and Reconnect Americans to the Great Outdoors

MEDIA ADVISORY
  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 9, 2010

CONTACT :
Chris Watson, Southeast Program Manager
National Parks Conservation Association
Phone: 865.329.2424 ext. 24 Cell: 865.292.8811
  
Upcoming Asheville Listening Session Provides Opportunity to Share Ideas and Reconnect Americans to the Great Outdoors

WHAT :
President Obama recently announced his America’s Great Outdoors initiative to address the challenges, opportunities, and innovations surrounding modern-day land conservation and the importance of reconnecting Americans to the outdoors. “Listening sessions” will be conducted around the country in order to learn from local communities directly involved in finding grassroots solutions to conserving our land and waters and reconnecting Americans to the great outdoors. 

WHO :
Representatives from the Obama Administration, senior representatives from the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, National Parks Conservation Association, conservation advocates, and community leaders from across the state.

WHEN :
Thursday, July 15, 2010
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE :
Asheville-Buncombe County Technical Institute, Ferguson Auditorium, Asheville Campus
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
click here for directions

WHY:
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is calling on the Administration to give our national parks a prominent place in any forward-thinking initiative surrounding conservation in our nation. From the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia, which commemorates over 12,000 years of Native American culture, to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which contributes an estimated $2.3 billion annually to the economies of Virginia and North Carolina, our national parks provide some of the best means of connecting Americans, young and old, to America’s great outdoors, and preserving the natural and cultural diversity of our nation. To learn more, visit:  www.npca.org/americasgreatoutdoors.

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