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E-M:/ Major Announcement on UP Tomorrow

Dear EnviroMich Friends: While this may say "media advisory" on it, feel free to come and celebrate this wonderful announcement with us.


Governor?s Communications Division: (517) 335-6397

The Nature Conservancy in Michigan: 101 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906-4348 ? http://nature.org/michigan


Contact: Liz Boyd at (517) 335-6397

Governor Granholm and The Nature Conservancy To Make Major Announcement on Upper Peninsula

WHO: Governor Jennifer M. Granholm; Helen Taylor, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Michigan; Steve Hamp, president of The Henry Ford and Nature Conservancy trustee; Bill White, president of the C.S. Mott Foundation; Becky Humphries, director, Michigan Department of Natural Resources; Chris Zinkhan, managing director of The Forestland Group

WHAT: Announcement of Northern Great Lakes Forest Project

Governor Granholm will make a major announcement on a transaction affecting more than 271,000 acres in Michigan?s Upper Peninsula that will impact jobs, tourism and the environment.

WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005

WHERE: Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan, Lansing

Please bring photo identification for security entrance. Parking is available east of the building, between Pine and Walnut streets.

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Melissa Soule, APR
Director of Communications & Marketing
nature.org/michigan   msoule@tnc.org
(517) 316-2268 (Direct to Melissa)
(517) 230-0818 (Cell)
     The Nature Conservancy
in Michigan

101 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48906-4348