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Secretary Salazar Marks Recovery Anniversary at Seattle's Discovery Park


February 17, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar marked the anniversary of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Seattle Washington where the Department has begun work on more than $100 million of its planned $150 million in Recovery Act projects in the Evergreen State, providing much needed capital to dozens of local companies, creating new jobs, and leaving a lasting legacy in America’s great outdoors.
 


  • Secretary Salazar shares Recovery figures with Washington Governor Chris Gregoire. Photo by: Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Salazar shares Recovery figures with Washington Governor Chris Gregoire.
  • Secretary Salazar marked the anniversary of the recovery act at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, described by its parent organization, United Indians of All Tribes, as "an urban base for Native Americans in the Seattle area."  He toured the center with Washington Governor Chris Gregoire. Photo by: Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Salazar marked the anniversary of the recovery act at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, described by its parent organization, United Indians of All Tribes, as "an urban base for Native Americans in the Seattle area."   He toured the center with Washington Governor Chris Gregoire.
  • The Department of the Interior has already begun work on more than $100 million of its planned $150 million in Recovery Act projects in the Evergreen State.  Also pictured to the Secretary's left, Henry Cagey, Chairman Lummi Indian Business Council and Governor Gregoire to his right. Photo by: Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    The Department of the Interior has already begun work on more than $100 million of its planned $150 million in Recovery Act projects in the Evergreen State.  Also pictured to the Secretary's left, Henry Cagey, Chairman Lummi Indian Business Council and Governor Gregoire to his right.
  • Among the major investments in the state of Washington will be $54 million to help restore the Elwha River ecosystem and build a new tribal fish hatchery in Olympic National Park. The restoration of the river to its free-flowing state will be one of the largest construction projects in National Park Service history and will allow all five species of Pacific salmon to again reach breeding habitats. Photo by: Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Among the major investments in the state of Washington will be $54 million to help restore the Elwha River ecosystem and build a new tribal fish hatchery in Olympic National Park. The restoration of the river to its free-flowing state will be one of the largest construction projects in National Park Service history and will allow all five species of Pacific salmon to again reach breeding habitats.
  • With the Puget Sound in the background, Secretary Salazar announces the Department has invested $21 million in the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project.  It will add 16,000 acre-feet to the Yakima River for instream flows needed for fish listed on the Endangered Species Act. Photo by: Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    With the Puget Sound in the background, Secretary Salazar announces the Department has invested $21 million in the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project.  It will add 16,000 acre-feet to the Yakima River for instream flows needed for fish listed on the Endangered Species Act.
  • Under the Recovery Act, the Interior Department is investing $3 billion to conserve America's timeless treasures. These include an historic $750 million for our National Park System to help preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes. Photo by: Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Under the Recovery Act, the Interior Department is investing $3 billion to conserve America's timeless treasures. These include an historic $750 million for our National Park System to help preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes.
  • “Today, we are seeing the real difference the Recovery Act is making across Washington State – from new jobs being created to the lasting benefits of  the environmental restoration work that is under way at Olympic National Park,” Secretary Salazar said.  He was joined by Washington Governor Chris Gregoire at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle. Photo by: Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    “Today, we are seeing the real difference the Recovery Act is making across Washington State – from new jobs being created to the lasting benefits of  the environmental restoration work that is under way at Olympic National Park,” Secretary Salazar said.  He was joined by Washington Governor Chris Gregoire at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle.
  • Secretary Salazar shares Recovery figures with Washington Governor Chris Gregoire.
  • Secretary Salazar marked the anniversary of the recovery act at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, described by its parent organization, United Indians of All Tribes, as "an urban base for Native Americans in the Seattle area."   He toured the center with Washington Governor Chris Gregoire.
  • The Department of the Interior has already begun work on more than $100 million of its planned $150 million in Recovery Act projects in the Evergreen State.  Also pictured to the Secretary's left, Henry Cagey, Chairman Lummi Indian Business Council and Governor Gregoire to his right.
  • Among the major investments in the state of Washington will be $54 million to help restore the Elwha River ecosystem and build a new tribal fish hatchery in Olympic National Park. The restoration of the river to its free-flowing state will be one of the largest construction projects in National Park Service history and will allow all five species of Pacific salmon to again reach breeding habitats.
  • With the Puget Sound in the background, Secretary Salazar announces the Department has invested $21 million in the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project.  It will add 16,000 acre-feet to the Yakima River for instream flows needed for fish listed on the Endangered Species Act.
  • Under the Recovery Act, the Interior Department is investing $3 billion to conserve America's timeless treasures. These include an historic $750 million for our National Park System to help preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes.
  • “Today, we are seeing the real difference the Recovery Act is making across Washington State – from new jobs being created to the lasting benefits of  the environmental restoration work that is under way at Olympic National Park,” Secretary Salazar said.  He was joined by Washington Governor Chris Gregoire at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Seattle.