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WashMonInstameet_200 05/12/14
Washington Monument Reopening InstaMeet

A dozen followers of our Instagram account ( participated in the re-opening of the Washington Monument on May 12, 2014.

ThisWeekMay9_200 05/09/14
This Week at Interior May 9, 2014

The White House releases the third annual National Climate Assessment; USGS has a Climate Change Viewer that can track water resource changes; Secretary Jewell joins leaders and first responders as California braces for a tough wildfire season; more.

ThisWeekMay2-200 05/02/14
This Week at Interior May 2, 2014

An agreement is signed with the National League of Cities and the YMCA to get young people involved with nature; first glimpses of the stunning images from the 2013 Share the Experience photo contest; more.

ThisWeekApr25_200 04/25/14
This Week at Interior April 25, 2014

Celebrating Earth Day 2014; how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is boosting the economy when it restores habitat, and joins forces with a leading African American fraternity to encourage urban youth to get involved with the great outdoors; more.

EarthDayWebchat_200 04/22/14
Earth Day Webchat With Deputy Secretary Michael Connor

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor holds a special Earth Day webchat from Interior's Bison Bistro.

ThisWeekApril18_200 04/18/14
This Week at Interior April 18, 2014

National Park Week starts with free admission this weekend to all 401 of America's National Parks; a gathering of all the living Directors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Interior's Posterity exhibit looks at the some vintage art from WPA. More.

ThisWeekApril11_200 04/11/14
This Week at Interior April 11, 2014

The 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial; Washington DC's world famous cherry blossoms are hitting peak bloom under sunny skies and warm temperatures; more.

ThisWeekApril4_200 04/04/14
This Week at Interior April 4, 2014

The Island Night Lizard will be removed from federal protection under the Endangered Species Act; details of Secretary Jewell's recent visit on a submarine at the polar ice cap; the Secretary sits down with some of the original "Rosie the Riveters"; more.

ThisWeekMar28_200 03/28/14
This Week at Interior March 28, 2014

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to the public soon -- and it has a date picked out; an 81-million year old dinosaur is the star of an exhibit at the Bureau of Land Management; more.

ThisWeekMarch21_200 03/21/14
This Week at Interior March 21, 2014

A new Secretarial Order is issued to expand opportunities for youth/veterans to play, learn, serve, and work in America's great outdoors; the White House honors 14 heroes for engaging communities and youth in environmental stewardship/conservation; more.

ThisWeekMarch14_200 03/14/14
This Week at Interior March 14, 2014

President Obama designates a stunning stretch of public lands to be added to the California Coastal National Monument; Secretary Jewell joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as LA is selected a pilot city for the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative; more.

ThisWeekMarch7_200 03/07/14
This Week at Interior March 7, 2014

A new report shows the powerful impact that national parks have on local and national economies; NPS projects a peak bloom date for Washington DC's world-famous cherry blossoms; Interior has a new Deputy Secretary; more.

ThisWeekFeb21_200 02/21/14
This Week at Interior February 21, 2014

Two solar energy projects approved for the California-Nevada border; BOR Commissioner Connor joins President Obama on a visit to drought-stricken California; a look back at more than 50 years of service by former NPS Director Robert Stanton; more.

Vday_200 02/14/14
Cutest Valentine's Day video you'll watch today

This year we asked you to send us your videos and photos of your weddings or proposals in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and other public lands, and wow did you respond. Here are some of the photos and videos you submitted for our Valentine's Day video.

ThisWeekFeb7-200 02/07/14
This Week at Interior February 7, 2014

Climate change in an icy national park, wind power in the west, and the little fish that could.

Valentines98x98 02/04/14
Valentine's Day 2014 -- Call for Videos

Our Valentine’s Day video last year featuring proposals and weddings on America’s public lands proved to be so popular, that we are going to do another one for 2014, and we’re looking for your help!

ThisWeekJan31_200 01/31/14
This Week at Interior January 31, 2014

Energy, climate change, conservation and jobs all a central theme of the President's State of the Union Address; Secretary Jewell hosts a ceremony celebrating milestones in the land buyback program for American Indian tribes;more.

ThisWeekJan24_200 01/24/14
This Week at Interior January 24, 2014

Secretary Jewell celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with a Day of Service; the Secretary visits Colorado to discuss sage grouse conservation, and touts her youth initiative at an outdoor retailer market in Salt Lake City, Utah; more.

ThisWeekJan17_200 01/17/14
This Week at Interior January 17, 2014

Secretary Jewell helps honor groups and individuals at the 2013 Partners in Conservation Awards, Secretary Jewell applauds the choice of Dr. Suzette Kimball to lead the USGS; more.

ThisWeekJan10_200 01/10/14
This Week at Interior January 10, 2014

A public-private partnership with AEO to develop the next generation of conservationists and outdoor stewards; the Secretary visits Florida's Everglades; USGS installs a seismic network in Virginia, to study aftershocks of the 2011 East Coast Earthquake.