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Top Obama Administration Officials to Hold America’s Great Outdoors Initiative Listening Session

Release Date: 07/07/2010
Contact Information: EPA Press Office, press@epa.gov, 202-564-6794

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, July 8, Top Obama Administration officials will hold a listening session in Los Angeles under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to hear the public’s ideas for building a 21st century conservation and recreation agenda and reconnecting Americans with the outdoors.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Agriculture Under Secretary Harris Sherman, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy will participate in the session.

The listening session, part of a series being held across the country, will be preceded by an America’s Great Outdoors Youth Listening Session in Rio de Los Angeles State Park. Administration Officials will also tour Vista Hermosa Park and hold a press conference earlier in the day. The tour is open to the press.

President Obama inaugurated the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative at a White House Conference in April. The conference brought together leaders from communities across the country that are working to protect their outdoor spaces and focused on developing and supporting innovative ideas for improving conservation and recreation at the local level.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley
Agriculture Under Secretary Harris Sherman
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy

    WHAT: America’s Great Outdoors Initiative listening session

    WHEN: Thursday, July 8
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Tour of Vista Hermosa Park and press conference
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. – AGO Youth listening session, Rio de Los Angeles State Park
            3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. – AGO Listening Session (Opening Remarks & AGO Video), Occidental College

    WHERE: Tour of Vista Hermosa Park and press conference, 1300 West 1st St, Los Angeles
            AGO Youth listening session, Rio de Los Angeles State Park, 1900 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles
            The AGO listening session will be held in Thorne Hall, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles