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GLIN==> Media Advisory: Congressman Dingell to Announce New Funding

Title: Media Advisory: Congressman Dingell to Announce New Fundin
News From Congressman John D. Dingell
Serving Michigan's 15th Congressional District
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Contact: Adam Benson, 202.225.4071 (office)

Dingell to Announce New Funding for Humbug Trails

Dearborn, MI - Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI15) will host a news conference to announce new funding for Humbug Marsh trails and a bird driving tour that promotes ecotourism for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge on Monday, August 14, 2006 at the Gibraltar Community Center at 3:30 p.m.

Humbug Marsh includes 410 acres of fish and wildlife habitats along the Detroit River in Gibraltar and Trenton, Michigan.  The property is owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

For directions to the Gibraltar Community Center or for further information, please contact Congressman Dingell's office at (313) 278-2936.

What:  News Conference Announcing New Funding for Humbug Marsh
Who:  Congressman John Dingell and representatives from the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Sea Grant, Downriver Community Conference and the City of Gibraltar.
When:  Monday, August 14, 2006 at 3:30 pm.     
Where:  Gibraltar Community Center, 29340 South Gibraltar Road, Gibraltar, MI



Note that Mary Bohling, of Michigan Sea Grant and Janae Reneaud, Eastern Michigan University graduate student and recipient of the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition Fellowship, will lead this effort. Michigan Sea Grant is working in partnership with the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance (IWRA) on this eco-tourism project.

For additional information, please contact Mary Bohling, 313-410-9431, bohling@msu.edu.

View additional project details at http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/coastal/ecotourism.html.

Elizabeth LaPorte, (734) 647-0767
Communications Director & Education Co-Leader
Email: elzblap@umich.edu  |  Web: www.miseagrant.umich.edu

Michigan Sea Grant College Program
Samuel T. Dana Building
440 Church Street, Suite 4044
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1041