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).
Tuesday: Secretary Jewell, Governor Patrick to Mark Major Milestone for Massachusetts Offshore Wind
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will announce a major milestone for offshore wind energy. Joining them at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center wind testing facility will be Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Interior has been working with Atlantic state government task forces to spur renewable energy projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
Members of the media unable to attend today's event can join via teleconference by calling 1-888-989-8176 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts Walter Cruickshank, BOEM Acting Director
WHAT: Offshore Wind Announcement
WHEN: June 17, 2014 12:45 pm EDT Media Check-In 1:00 pm EDT Tour of Clean Energy Center (b-roll opportunity) 1:30 pm EDT Press Conference
WHERE: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Wind Technology Testing Center 100 Terminal Street Charlestown, MA
MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-989-8176 and entering passcode: INTERIOR
RSVP: Media interested in attending the press conference are encouraged to RSVP here by 6pm on June 16, 2014. Media who attend should plan to bring press credentials and a photo ID.