Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Dial into a moderated conference line at 888-456-0321
Session 3—November 14, 2013, 4-7 p.m.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Public Outreach
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
3 Parkway Center, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220
Directions: just off I-279 at Exit 4B - Parkway Center Drive (from I-279 South)
Exit 4A -Green Tree/Mt Lebanon (from I-279 North)
1-1/2 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh in the Parkway Center Office Complex
Session 4—October 22, 2013, 4-7 p.m.
Denver, Colorado Public Outreach,
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
6th & Kipling Street
Denver Federal Center, Building 85-A
Denver, Colorado 80225
The DFC is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Visitors must stop and show identification, (i.e., government ID or a driver's license) to enter. Please be prepared to present a valid driver's license and current vehicle registration at the gates: