A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Secretary Jewell to Announce Coastal Resilience Grants for Local Communities to Protect Atlantic Coast Residents from Future Storms
Office of the Secretary
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Queens, N.Y. – On Monday, June 16, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will announce more than $100 million in competitive matching grants under the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Grant Program, helping to deliver on the President's Climate Action Plan to provide better protection for Atlantic coast communities from future major storms.
Unveiled last October, the investments will support local efforts to stabilize beaches, restore wetlands, improve the hydrology of coastal areas, improve infrastructure and assist local planning for storms. Projects under the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Competitive Grant Program will also provide an economic boost, creating hundreds of jobs in local communities. Many of the projects will place special emphasis on engaging and employing youth and veterans.
The teleconference is open to credentialed media representatives by calling 1-888-603-8919 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Michael Campbell, Board of Directors, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society
WHAT: Conference Call to Announce Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resilience Grants
WHEN: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:30 am EDT
MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-603-8919 and entering passcode: INTERIOR
RSVP: Credentialed members of the media interested in covering the event are encouraged to RSVP HERE by June 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. EDT