Secretary of Interior Salazar Visit to San Antonio and the Missions

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Date: June 24, 2011
Contact: Kate Kelly (DOI), 202-208-8416
Contact: Steven Schauer (S.A.R.A.), 210-302-3644
Contact: 210-932-1001

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
WHAT:       Grand Opening Celebration of the San Antonio River Walk Mission Reach 
                     For more information, please visit www.sanantonioriver.org
WHO:          Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
                     Lamar Smith, Congressman (21st District of Texas)

         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
WHEN:       10:45am CDT          Program Begins
                     11:15am CDT          Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
                     11:35am CDT          Photo-Opportunity
WHERE:    Theo Avenue Bridge,San Antonio, Texas
RSVP:         Media interested in attending, please RSVP to Steven Schauer at 210-302-3644

 National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)    28th Annual Conference
 WHAT:       Keynote Remarks at NALEO Conference // Media Availability
WHO:          Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
 
                    Charlie Gonzales, Congressman (20th District of Texas)
                     Francisco Quico Canseco (23rd District of Texas)
WHEN:       1:15pm CDT Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
                     2:00pm CDT Media Availability
WHERE:    Grand Hyatt San Antonio

600 E. Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

         Room: Texas Ballroom DEF, Level 4

RSVP:         Media interested in attending, please RSVP to Amanda Bosquez at abosquez@rabengroup.com or 202-587-4931

 America’s Great Outdoors: Tour of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

WHAT:       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

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