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Enviro-Mich message from "Amanda Hathaway" <ahathaway@mucc.org>
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April 25, 2005				

Contact: Amanda Hathaway,
Public Relations Manager 
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
517/346-6488 or 
ahathaway@mucc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE	

NEWS ADVISORY
			
WHAT:		
Press conference to announce MUCC's Shooting Range 
Environmental Stewardship Program for all Michigan shooting ranges 

SPEAKERS:	
Lieutenant Governor John Cherry 
MI Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Chester
MI United Conservation Clubs Director Sam Washington
MI Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries

WHERE:	
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
2101 Wood St., Lansing, MI 48912
West on Lake Lansing Rd. exit off I-127, South on Wood Street,
between Grand River Ave. and Lake Lansing Rd.

WHEN:		
Wednesday, April 27, 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
	
BACKGROUND:
Michigan's 300-plus shooting ranges are encouraged to participate in a
new Shooting Range Environmental Stewardship Program (SRESP).  The free
program is being funded in part by a Clean Michigan Initiative grant
from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  Under the
program, operators of Michigan shooting ranges will have the opportunity
to enroll in the SRESP and receive guidance and assistance from MUCC in
managing their ranges to minimize potential adverse environmental
impacts from lead.  The National Shooting Sports Foundation and
Environmental Protection Agency are assisting MUCC in implementing the
program.  MUCC has represented the views of millions of conservationists
since 1937, with over 500 affiliated clubs whose mission is uniting
citizens to conserve Michigan's natural resources and protect our
outdoor heritage.  For more information on MUCC, visit www.mucc.org.

		Note: B-roll of shooting range activities will be
available at the press conference.
		
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