Interior Secretary Salazar to Visit Fort Ord Friday
January 10, 2012
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will pay a visit to Fort Ord Friday as part of his three-day swing through Arizona and California touting the economic benefits of clean energy, tourism and conservation, according to staff for Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel).
Before stopping by Monterey County's decommissioned military base, Salazar will tour a solar power plant under construction in Gila Bend, Ariz.; congratulate Los Angeles city officials on the selection of the L.A. River Watershed as a priority project for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership; and announce a clean energy partnership with the state of California at the site of a solar project in Elk Grove.
Salazar's visit to Fort Ord, where he'll be joined by Farr, Deputy Interior Secretary David J. Hayes and Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey, will focus on regional efforts to enhance conservation and recreation opportunities, according to a release from the Department of the Interior. More details on the visit will be available later in the week, says Farr spokesman David Beltran.
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