Secretary Jewell Joins Point Arena Community to Celebrate Monument Designation
March 12, 2014
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.
Secretary Jewell celebrated the designation of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. “The President’s action is a testament to this community and the vision you championed to preserve and protect this awe-inspiring landscape,” said Jewell. Photo: DOI
The celebration took place near the historic lighthouse at Point Arena on the Mendocino coastline in Northern California. Secretary Jewell was joined by Bureau of Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze, White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots, and local community and business leaders. Photo: DOI
“The BLM manages some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the West, and we are honored and proud to count Point Arena-Stornetta as one of the crown jewels,” said Deputy Director Kornze. Photo: DOI
The designated lands lie within the ancestral home of the Central Pomo Indians. The area contains numerous archaeological and cultural sites, with some of the oldest artifacts dating back 4,000 years. Photo: DOI