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Secretary Jewell Joins Community to Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation

FRI, MAY 23, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined leaders and hundreds of community members to celebrate President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in South-central New Mexico.

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Obama Administration Announces $6.7 Million to Hire Young People to Work on Public Lands Across the Nation

THU, MAY 22, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

As part of the Department of the interior's ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young adults and veterans to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors and the President's 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Initiative, Secretary Jewell announced $6.7 million in grants to support conservation employment and mentoring opportunities at 43 projects on public lands across the country.

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Secretary Jewell Celebrates Re-Opening of Washington Monument After Extensive Repair of Earthquake Damage

MON, MAY 12, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, philanthropist David Rubenstein and Trust for the National Mall President Caroline Cunningham in re-opening the Washington Monument nearly three years after an earthquake significantly damaged its marble and granite structure.

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Secretary Jewell and CAL FIRE Teamed Up to Raise Awareness in California as Wildfire Season Began

TUE, MAY 6, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined with California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird and CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott as part of the state's Wildfire Awareness Week, focusing on urban community preparedness and plans to mitigate the risks facing the drought-plagued state at the outset of an expected severe wildfire season.

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Secretary Jewell Highlights Landmark Contra Costa Partnership Benefiting Imperiled Species and Supporting Economic Growth

MON, MAY 5, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a discussion with East Contra Costa County community leaders and other experts from around the state to discuss the importance of partnerships between the federal government, states, private landowners and other stakeholders when it comes to conserving threatened and endangered species and supporting smart economic development.

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Secretary Jewell Convenes Third Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs

THU, MAY 1, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell convened the third meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs to discuss ongoing progress and current priorities aimed at working more collaboratively and effectively with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes to advance their economic and social goals.

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Interior Department, National League of Cities and YMCA of the USA Join Forces to Connect Young People to the Outdoors

MON, APRIL 28, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

As part of Department of the Interior's ambitious youth initiative, the National League of Cities (NLC), YMCA of the USA and the Department of the Interior signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature through four pillars: play, learn, serve and work.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to Connect Seattle Communities and Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed

FRI, APRIL 25, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined local conservation leaders announcing that Lake Sammamish, Wash., was chosen as one of eight pilot partnerships nationwide under the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative. The partnership will help connect people in the Seattle metro-area to the great outdoors and, in particular, efforts to restore kokanee salmon runs in the Lake Sammamish Watershed

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Secretary Jewell Kicks off National Park Week at Crater Lake

SAT, APRIL 19, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Sally Jewell kicked off National Park Week with a visit to Crater Lake National Park, highlighting this year's "Go Wild!" theme that encouraged people to connect with the nation's natural, historic and cultural heritage through events and programs at 401 national park units across the country. 

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Historic Upper Klamath Basin Agreement Signed Along Banks of Spring Creek

FRI, APRIL 18, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force gathered along the banks of Spring Creek at Collier Memorial State Park for the official signing of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.

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Secretary Jewell's visit with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and tour of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

THU, APRIL 17, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) during her trip to Albuquerque where she addressed issues of interest for the region and fielded questions from the employees. She was also able to tour Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the region's first Urban Refuge. There, she called on Congress to approve full, permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Secretary Jewell Delivers Commencement Address at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

THU, APRIL 17, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

On Thursday, April 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell addressed the 2014 graduating class of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SIPI, established in 1971, provides career technical training and transfer degree programs to students from the nation's 566 federally recognized tribes.

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75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Concert at the Lincoln Memorial

WED, APRIL 9, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON – On April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson’s historic Easter Day concert in 1939.

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Secretary Jewell Visits Glacier National Park

SUN, MARCH 16, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Jewell joined Senator Jon Tester of Montana for a tour of Glacier National Park this weekend to discuss the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and tourism on public lands, energy development and upholding trust responsibilities to American Indians.

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Secretary Jewell Joins Point Arena Community to Celebrate Monument Designation

WED, MARCH 12, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined with hundreds of community members to celebrate President Obama’s designation of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The President’s action establishes the first shoreline addition to monument, protecting approximately 1,665 acres of public lands.

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Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti Announce Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to Connect LA Youth to the Great Outdoors

MON, MARCH 10, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce Los Angeles has been selected as one of eight pilot cities under the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative to connect urban youth with the great outdoors. The announcement comes on the heels of President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, which supports the Department's youth initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors through increased investments in the Department’s youth programs.

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Secretary Jewell Swears in Deputy Secretary Mike Connor

TUE, MARCH 4, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

On March 4, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the oath of office to recently-confirmed Deputy Secretary Mike Connor.

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Secretary Jewell Visits the Great Smoky Mountains

MON, MARCH 3, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

In a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, Secretary Jewell and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee joined regional stakeholders, local leaders and park officials for a discussion on the importance of public-private partnerships in conserving and honoring our country’s shared history for future generations. Secretary Jewell and Senator Alexander recognized important community efforts that have benefitted the Park, and underscored the importance of these types of collaborations in preserving America’s cultural heritage.

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Secretary Jewell and Mayor Emanuel Visit Michele Clark High School to Highlight Successful STEM Education Model

THU, FEBRUARY 6, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the Michele Clark Academic Preparatory High School on Chicago’s West Side. Michele Clark is one of Chicago’s five Early College Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Schools, which leverage public private partnerships and community college classes to provide students with rigorous learning opportunities and accelerated pathways to college and a career.

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Secretary Jewell Visits Portland, Oregon

TUE, FEBRUARY 4, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary Jewell visited the Bureau of Land Management's Oregon/Washington State Office in Portland. The purpose of her trip to the State Office was to receive an update on the status of the Pacific Northwest Regional Infrastructure Team (PNWRIT) and participate in a tour of the one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country -- the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building.

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