Contact: Kate Kelly (DOI), 202-208-8416
Contact: Steven Schauer (S.A.R.A.), 210-302-3644
SAN ANTONIO, TX— On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be in San Antonio, Texas to participate in several events highlighting President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.
At 10:45am, Secretary Salazar will join local officials, members from the San Antonio River Authority, and other project partners to celebrate the progress made on the San Antonio River Improvements Project. The project, expected to restore the river’s ecosystem and connect the local community to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, serves as an excellent example of the type of community-driven river restoration initiatives the America’s Great Outdoors initiative is working to support. At 3:30pm, Salazar will also tour Mission San Jose, an important part of the National Park system currently undergoing extensive preservation work.
At 1:15pm, Salazar will deliver a keynote address to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 28th Annual Conference. Salazar will offer remarks on President Obama’s vision and how the Hispanic community plays an integral part of that plan to win the future. Salazar will also discuss Interior’s American Latino Heritage Initiative to honor and recognize the contributions of Latinos that are woven throughout the American story.
All events are open to credentialed media. Additional information provided below.
Secretary Salazar’s Public Schedule for Saturday, June 25, 2011
America’s Great Outdoors: San Antonio River Walk Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration Celebration
Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge (elected)
Colonel Richard J. Muraski, Jr., Fort Worth District Commander, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers
Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez, Bexar County Commissioner (elected)
Jennifer Ramos, San Antonio City Councilwoman (elected)
Gaylon Oehlke, San Antonio River Authority Chairman (elected)
Nick Hollis, San Antonio River Foundation Chairman
Lila Cockrill, Former Mayor, San Antonio River Oversight Committee Co-Chair
Irby Hightower, San Antonio River Oversight Committee Co-Chair
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 28th Annual Conference
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Room: Texas Ballroom DEF, Level 4RSVP: Media interested in attending, please RSVP to Amanda Bosquez at email@example.com or 202-587-4931
America’s Great Outdoors: Tour of San Antonio Missions National Historical ParkWHAT: Tour of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
WHEN: 3:30pm CDT
WHERE: Mission San Jose
6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78210
RSVP: Media interested in attending, please RSVP toAl Remley at 210-534-1001
Last updated: February 24, 2015