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ThisWeekJune13_200 06/13/14
This Week at Interior June 13, 2014

The official launch of the NPS LGBT Heritage theme study; Secretary Jewell attends the Western Governors' Association meeting, where she signs an agreement to boost tourism, and announces $20 million in water and energy efficiency projects; more.

ThisWeekJune6_200 06/06/14
This Week at Interior June 6, 2014

Another milestone in President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants; Secretary Jewell travels to historic Jamestown Island to host a roundtable on climate change impacts; more.

Stonewall_200 06/06/14
National Park Service Announces LGBT Theme Study

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announces a new theme study that will identify places and events associated with the story of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans for inclusion in the parks and programs of the agency.

ThisWeekMay30_200 05/30/14
This Week at Interior May 30, 2014

Secretary Jewell at New York City's Stonewall Inn, to announce the launch of a National Park Service theme study on LGBT historic sites; Secretary Jewell joins Dr. Jill Biden in Seattle for a panel on 21st century workplaces; more.

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks 05/23/14
This Week at Interior May 23,2014

President Obama designates half a million acres in New Mexico for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument; for the first time in decades the fresh water of the Colorado River has reunited with the salt waters of the Sea of Cortez

ThisWeekMay16_200 05/16/14
This Week at Interior May 16, 2014

A special ceremony on the National Mall to mark the reopening of the Washington Monument; Secretary Jewell joins Vice President Joe Biden in St. Louis as work continues on the revitalization of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; more.

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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.

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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.