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Earth Day event scheduled Friday at Minnesota National Guards Camp Ripley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 19

Editors:

ST Paul, Minn- Members of the media are invited to Camp Ripley's Earth Day on Friday, April 20  A press conference will take place at 9:45 am  During this press conference an announcement will be made about a national environmental award, which Camp Ripley's environmental program will receive in Atlanta, Ga on May 1 

"One of the six key objectives of my campaign plan for the Minnesota National Guard is to advance an environmentally sustainable infrastructure and this is proof positive we are on the right track," said Minnesota National Guard's Adjutant General, Army Maj. Gen. Richard C Nash

Following the press conference members of the media are invited on a tour of environmental projects at Camp Ripley  Those projects are: 

1 Camp Ripley Nursery:  10-20 volunteers will replant a tree nursery

2 Wild Owl Release:  A wild owl was found injured on Camp Ripley  It will be release back into the wild  For pictures of the owl go to: 
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3 Deployed soldier woodpile:  Every year dozens of downed oak trees are found throughout Camp Ripley  These trees are brought to the deployed soldier woodpile where they are chopped and split in order to make firewood for the families of deployed soldiers 

  4 DeParcq Woods:  A camping area near the Mississippi river is the site for soldiers to pick up branches and brush 

At DeParcq Woods members of the media will have the opportunity for lunch  Following lunch media personnel will receive an orientation flight aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in order to view the 53,000 acres of Camp Ripley from the air  

5 Members of the media would take part in a Black Hawk helicopter ride from the Army Aviation Support Facility, 206 Airport Road, St Paul, Minn to Camp Ripley

Arrive at AASF, St Paul at 7:30 am

Return to AASF, St Paul at 3 pm

Due to passenger limitations on the Black Hawk, seats will be reserved on a RSVP basis only  Please RSVP by 3 pm Thursday, April 19 to Army Maj Kristen Auge at kristenauge@us.army.mil or 651-268-8961

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