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The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.


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Secretary Jewell high-fives a youth during a service project

Secretary Jewell, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announce Initiative to Inspire Youth to Connect with Outdoors

TUE, JUNE 2, 2015, 09:40 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to announce Baltimore as one of 50 cities nationwide to participate in the Obama Administration’s initiative to connect a new generation to the great outdoors. Read More >


Two men stand next to a large array of solar panels.

Interior Department Approves First Solar Energy Zone Projects

MON, JUNE 1, 2015, 01:15 PM EST

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of the first three solar energy projects to benefit from the streamlined permitting process of the Bureau of Land Management’s Western Solar Plan. Read More >


Secretaries Jewell and Duncan sign a document at a desk.

Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students

MON, JUNE 1, 2015, 10:49 AM EST

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Miccosukee Indian School has received flexibility to use a definition of Adequate Yearly Progress that meets their students’ academic and cultural needs. Read More >


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This Week at Interior May 29, 2015

FRI, MAY 29, 2015, 05:24 PM EST

Secretary Jewell visits Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma, part of her listening tour for Native American Youth; survival prospects are improving for the Florida manatee; and two bear cubs in Yosemite National Park have stolen America's heart; more. Watch Video >


Jewell shoveling at a service project

Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement

FRI, MAY 29, 2015, 12:58 PM EST

On Tuesday, June 2, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make a major announcement related to the Department’s youth initiative, which aims to inspire millions of young adults to play, learn, serve and work on public lands. Read More >