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U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Contact: Gabrielle Boudreaux Bodin
Phone: 337-266-8655
Fax: 337-266-8541
For Release: March 22, 2004

USGS to Begin 125th Anniversary Celebration Presentation of Award
by Recognizing Employees

Who: The USGS National Wetlands Research Center

What: Kick off of year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of the U.S. Geological Survey

One hundred twenty-five years ago, on March 3, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes signed into law a bill authorizing the creation of the USGS. Since then, the USGS has become the federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and
living resources, natural hazards (such as storms, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes) and the environment.

In recognition of this historic milestone, the center will recognize several employees who have recently received awards or made significant contributions in their fields. They will include Center Director Bob Stewart, who this past Saturday was named "Professional Conservationist of the Year" by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Representatives of the federation are expected to attend.

When: March 3, 2004 at 2 p.m.

Where: USGS conference room, 700 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506

The USGS, a bureau within the Department of the Interior, serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize the loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

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