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Press Office
MEDIA ADVISORY: October 5, 2010
CONTACT: Kim Betton, 202-534-2142 Kim_betton@fws.gov
  Phil Kloer, 404-679-7125 Philip_kloer@fws.gov

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Media Advisory

FFS:  4135 R4FC

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a press conference to announce the continuation of a $400,000 stimulus funded project at Topsail Preserve State Park near Destin, Florida which was temporarily delayed by the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is a joint effort with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida State Parks and Three Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council. Representatives from the media are invited to attend.

WHAT: Press Conference announcing the continuation of Recovery Act project halted by oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

WHEN: October 7, 2010, 10:00 a.m. CDT

WHERE: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, 32459

• Rowan Gould, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• Bob Ballard, Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
• Travis Davis, project leader, Three Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council

Note: Event will be held on Topsail Road off US 98. Topsail Road is to the west of the park’s main entrance on Highway 30A. Travelling west on US 98, go past Highway 30A and enter at Topsail Road on the left. Park staff will be on site to direct parking. Phone: 850-267-8330.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For questions, comments or concerns email us at recoveryact@fws.gov.



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