Clint Eastwood & Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton Kick Off Take Pride in America Wetlands Restoration in Carmel, CA

Story Summary:

Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton presents Oscar-winning actor Clint Eastwood with “Take Pride in America” award. Eastwood launches media campaign to focus attention on the need for volunteers to improve public parks, neighborhoods, wetlands, wildlife refuges, playgrounds, and public lands.

Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton addresses students, presents Eastwood with special Take Pride in America award, first launched 20 years ago. Wednesday 5/25, Clint Eastwood launches public service announcement media campaign to focus attention on the need for volunteers to improve public parks, neighborhoods, wetlands, wildlife refuges, playgrounds and all public lands.

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Requested Slate: Video Courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Soundbites

  • Carmel River School wins honor of being first Take Pride in America school in US. Community service & environmental education are priorities for these students. Clint Eastwood is national spokesman for Take Pride in America.

B-Roll Includes

  • Secretary Norton & Eastwood planting trees, working with 52 student volunteers from Carmel River School to plant seedlings along the Carmel River State Park. young adults from California Conservation Corps building fences, restoring wetlands

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: US Department of the Interior

Take Pride in America®, part of the Department of the Interior, is a national partnership program that encourages, supports and recognizes volunteers who work to improve our public parks, forests, grasslands, reservoirs, wildlife refuges, cultural and historic sites, local playgrounds, and other recreation areas. With more than 100 Charter Partners, Take Pride involves Federal, state and local governments; conservation, youth and recreation groups; and top national corporations and organizations. Together, we protect and enhance the special legacy all Americans share – our public lands that cover more than one in every three acres across the Nation.


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