Join Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on live webchat on river protection and restoration, Wednesday, February 29, at 1:20 p.m. ET.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Rebecca Wodder, Senior Advisor to Secretary Salazar, invite you to participate in a live webchat on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 1:20 p.m.ET. at

The conversation will focus on President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative and the Administration’s efforts to restore and conserve our nation’s treasured rivers.

The webchat will provide an opportunity to directly interact with Secretary Salazar about ongoing rivers initiatives and how we can strengthen partnerships to enhance waterways from coast to coast.

President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO) on April 16, 2010, to empower Americans to protect, restore, and reconnect with the rivers, lands, parks, and wildlife of our Nation.

Among the goals of the AGO initiative, the President emphasized the value of waterways to our Nation’s history, economy, and way of life, and directed his Administration to implement strategies to protect and renew rivers and other waters.

In AGO listening sessions across America, the rivers community turned out in force to express their passion for the rich natural and cultural history of our rivers, and appreciation of their recreational, economic and ecological importance.

To fulfill the President’s vision for healthy and accessible rivers, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has launched an AGO Rivers Initiative to focus the Department’s efforts to restore and conserve our nation’s treasured rivers.

To participate in this live webchat visit on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1:20 p.m. ET.