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.
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).
Secretary Jewell to Make Major Announcement Related to Richmond National Battlefield Park
Will Highlight Role of Land and Water Conservation Fund to Historic Preservation
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RICHMOND, VA – On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Richmond National Battlefield Park Superintendent David Ruth, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer for a major announcement related to the long-term preservation of a key Civil War battlefield. Jewell will also highlight the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in ensuring the preservation of historic sites across the country.
Thursday's visit is part of a series of events the Administration is holding across the country this week – from Alabama to Alaska – joining with local elected officials and stakeholders to underscore the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to support communities' conservation, outdoor recreation, clean water and historic preservation projects.
Earlier this week, Secretary Jewell announced $43.38 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. Over its 50 year history, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has played a vital role in boosting local economies in every state, but it is set to expire without action from Congress. President Obama has proposed to enact full, permanent funding as part of his 2015 budget request.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources James Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President David Ruth, Richmond National Battlefield Park Superintendent
WHAT: To Highlight the Importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to Protecting America's Historic Heritage