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July 21st, 2009
Chairman Grijalva Press Conference on Public Lands Corps Bill Tomorrow

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva, Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, will hold a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22 at 2pm, at the House Triangle to discuss his legislation to help improve our nation’s public lands while encouraging the next generation to engage in public service.

The legislation is anticipated to be on the House floor in September.

The Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009 (H.R. 1612) will amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 and expand the authority of the Interior and Agriculture Departments, to establish service opportunities on public lands. The legislation will help restore the nation’s natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources and train a new generation about the value of public service.

A central purpose of this Act is to introduce young men and women between the ages of 16 and 25 to public service while furthering their understanding and appreciation of our Nation’s precious natural and cultural resources. It will instill in them the desire to seek careers in resource stewardship and public service by allowing them to work directly with professionals who have devoted their working lives to caring for the national treasures that are our public lands.

WHAT: Grijalva Press Conference on the Public Lands Corps Bill (H.R. 1612)

•Congressman Grijalva
•National Parks Conservation Association Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Craig Obey
•Sierra Club National Youth Representative, Jacqueline Ostfeld
•Student Conservation Association VP for Strategic Initiatives, Reginald “Flip” Hagood
•Student Conservation Association student worker, Talita Sueldo
•President and CEO of The Corps Network , Sally T. Prouty

WHEN: Tomorrow, Wednesday, July22nd, 2PM

WHERE: House Triangle (Located on the House side of the Capitol’s East Front)

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