Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe to Make Announcement at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Visit Highlights Connecting Urban Communities and Youth in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
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SAN DIEGO, CA – On Wednesday, August 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and state and local officials to make an exciting announcement regarding the San Diego National Wildlife Complex in Southern California. The event will focus on reaching new audiences and engaging Southern California's urban communities and youth in conservation and outdoor recreation.
The San Diego Complex includes the San Diego Bay, San Diego, Seal Beach and Tijuana Slough NWRs, protecting over 16,000 acres of a rich diversity of native species and their habitats in the midst of a highly urbanized coastal environment.
Last October, the Department launched an ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of veterans and young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. President Obama strongly supported the initiative by proposing $50.6 million for Interior youth programs in his 2015 budget.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Andrew Yuen, Project Leader, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex Jim Janney, Imperial Beach Mayor Elected officials, local businesses and community groups
WHEN: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:45 a.m. PDT – Media Check-In 11:00 a.m. PDT – Event Begins
WHERE: San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Heroes Outdoor Classroom 505 12th St. Imperial Beach, CA 91932
RSVP: Credentialed members of the media interested in covering the event are encouraged to RSVP HERE by August 12, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. PDT.