WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2009
TIME: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Shores of the Potomac River - Maryland
Across from Old Angler’s Inn – boat “put-in” area
C & O Canal towpath access point
WHAT: Water safety demonstration with Montgomery (Md) County River Rescue and Swift Water Tactical Support Team. Journalists will have an opportunity to take a boat ride on the Potomac River with rescue workers. (wear comfortable clothes) See first hand – up close and personal the beauty and dangers of the Potomac River and surrounding environments. Also hear about the danger and hazards related to the hiking challenges along the Billy Goat Trail.
NOTE: The National Park Service, US Park Police and other officials are expected to talk the benefits and results of the recent multi-jurisdictional Potomac River Gorge Safety efforts in an 11 a.m. news conference prior to the boat deployment.