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NTC MEDIA ADVISORY-EPA ADMINISTRATOR BROWNER TO VISIT EVERGLADES WITH INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT LEADERS
Release Date: 05/02/97
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1997
EPA ADMINISTRATOR BROWNER TO VISIT EVERGLADES WITH INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT LEADERS
U.S. EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner will travel to the Florida Everglades on Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m. with environmental leaders of eight countries and the United Nations and the European Union to demonstrate the global significance of protecting the environment, and to highlight the value of Florida’s most precious natural resource. Administrator Browner will give brief remarks on the progress of the Florida Everglades restoration -- the nation's largest environmental restoration project -- and the importance of the project in protecting public health and the environment in South Florida.
This tour is part of the "Environment Leaders' Summit of the Eight" -- hosted by Browner in Miami, Fla. on May 5-6 -- which includes Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, United States, Russia and the European Union. The Summit is the key forum for discussing global environmental issues prior to a meeting in Denver hosted by President Clinton with heads of state from those same nations.
WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner and Environmental Leaders
WHAT: Tour of the Florida Everglades and Brief Remarks on Restoration Project
WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 1997, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Everglades National Park -- Anhinga Trail
Dade County, Fla.
Directions: From Miami and North, take the Florida Turnpike south until it ends, merging with U.S. 1 (S. Dixie Hwy.) in Florida City. Turn right on State Rd. 9336 (Palm Dr./SW 344 St.). Follow the signs to the main park entrance (10 miles west of Florida City). Anhinga Trail is located on Royal Palm Road, 4 miles from the main park entrance. The Royal Palm Road intersects the main park approximately 2 miles past the entrance station. Note: Reporters needing transportation to this event should call the U.S. EPA media center at the "Environmental Leaders' Summit of Eight" at 305/913-3268 after May 3. For more information, call Andrew Kauders at 202/260-8808 or 305-913-3268 in Miami, Fla. after May 3.
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