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).
AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar to Tour Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Discuss Everglades Restoration Activities
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BOYNTON BEACH, FL—As part of President Obama's unprecedented support for the restoration of the Everglades, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar tomorrow will travel to Florida to tour the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and meet with stakeholders to discuss efforts to preserve and restore the Florida Everglades.
During the airboat tour of the Refuge, Salazar will see first-hand how the ecosystem is expected to benefit from the recently-announced $880 million water quality agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. The visit is part President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative to establish a community-based, 21st century agenda for conservation, recreation, and reconnecting Americans to the outdoors.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Tour of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Stakeholder Meeting
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
9:00 a.m. EDT Airboat Tour of Loxahatchee NWR
9:45 a.m. EDT Media Availability
10:00 a.m. EDT Stakeholder Meeting
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Media interested in attending the airboat tour must RSVP to Queen Muse (email@example.com) no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 17 in order to secure a space on the boat.