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Egg roll promotes ocean conservation

Egg roll promotes ocean conservation
President George W. Bush, left, greets Mrs. Bunny after welcoming participants to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll March 24, 2008 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. The Easter Egg Roll is a traditional all-American event held on the White House lawn each year since 1878, where kids compete by using a giant wooden spoon to push an egg. (UPI Photo/Ken Cedeno/POOL) | License Photo

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Conserving rolling ocean waves was the theme of Monday's White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington.

"Ocean conservation is a important aspect of good public service," President George Bush told the crowd of children and adults at the annual event on the White House South Lawn.

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Volunteers from organizations such as Ocean Conservancy, Keep American Beautiful and Take Pride in America assisted.

First lady Laura Bush noted the event featured ocean conservation education area where visitors could "learn what you can do to make sure we keep our oceans clean and healthy for fish and other ocean life."

Marine life artist Wyland offered painting lessons during the event.

On hand as readers were former first lady Barbara Bush, first daughter Jenna Bush, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman and presidential cabinet members, as well as authors Rosemary Wells and Nancy Tafuri.

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