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GLIN==> USFWS Media Advisory: Assistant Secretary Lynn Scarlett to Join GovernorKernan to announce historic plan to restore Grand Calumet River corridor








                              MEDIA ADVISORY
                      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
                      Great Lakes - Big Rivers Region
                          http://midwest.fws.gov


Please deliver to the appropriate Outdoor/Environmental Editor


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FOR YOUR INFORMATION                CONTACT:  Joan Moody, Dept. Interior,
202-208-6416
MA 04-07                                  Georgia Parham, U.S. FWS,
812-334-4261, ext. 203
August 18, 2004

       Assistant Secretary Lynn Scarlett  to Join Governor Kernan to
      announce historic plan to restore Grand Calumet River corridor

      Assistant Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett will join Gov. Joe
Kernan and officials from other federal agencies on Friday, Aug. 20, to
announce that eight companies have agreed to pay a record settlement to
restore natural resources in the Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor
Canal.

      The event will be held in Marquette Park in Lake County along the
Calumet River corridor, one of the most heavily industrialized areas of the
country.  In addition to the payments that will be made to fund restoration
projects in the waterway, the companies agreed to set aside land for
habitat protection

      WHO:        Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan
                  Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for
Policy, Management & Budget
                  John C. Curden, U.S. Deputy Attorney General
                  Bharat Mathur, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region
5
                  Scott King, Mayor, Gary, Indiana
                  Stephen Carter, Indiana Attorney General
                  John Goss, Director, Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources
                  Cheryl Reed, Assistant Commissioner, Indiana Dept. of
Environmental Management

      WHAT: Grand Calumet River settlement announcement

      WHEN: Friday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m.

      WHERE:      Marquette Park Pavilion
                  Lower level
                  1 N. Grand Ave.
                  Gary, Indiana




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