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EPA Administrator Attending White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation - Senior Officials to Join Delegation

Release Date: 08/26/2005
Contact Information:

Contact: Eryn Witcher, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C.-August 26, 2005) EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson and Senior EPA officials will join conservation groups, local, state, federal and tribal partners at the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation in St. Louis, Missouri next week. The first gathering of its kind in 40 years, the conference will stimulate a national dialogue about successful partnerships, citizen stewardship and collaborative efforts to protect human health and the environment.

WHAT: White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation

WHO: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson
EPA Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock
EPA Assistant Administrator Benjamin Grumbles, Office of Water
EPA Regional Administrator Robert W. Varney, Region 1
EPA Acting Regional Administrator Kathy Callahan, Region 2
EPA Regional Administrator Donald Welsh, Region 3
EPA Regional Administrator James Palmer, Jr., Region 4
EPA Regional Administrator Tom Skinner, Region 5
EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene, Region 6
EPA Regional Administrator James Gulliford, Region 7
EPA Regional Administrator Robert E. Roberts, Region 8
EPA Regional Administrator Wayne E. Nastri, Region 9
EPA Regional Administrator Michael Bogert, Region 10

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 29 through Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005

WHERE: St. Louis Convention Center - America's Center
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, Mo.

HOW: To book interviews with EPA officials, contact Michael Dorff 202-329-2172 or the Conference Media Hotline 314-342-5700.

Media with valid credentials are encouraged to register for the conference at:

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