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.
AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar to Visit Mount Rainier National Park
Office of the Secretary
Will Highlight Ongoing Efforts to Boost Tourism and Expand Outdoor Recreational Opportunities
LONGMIRE, WA – As part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative, on Tuesday, August 14, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will visit Mount Rainier National Park and will meet with community and business leaders to discuss the importance of tourism and outdoor recreation on the local community. Following the meeting, Salazar will hold a brief media availability with credentialed media.
Mount Rainier National Park attracts nearly 1.2 million visitors each year. The National Park Service estimates that the Park contributes more than $35 million annually to the local economy and supports nearly 500 jobs.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Mount Rainier Community & Business Leaders
Discussion on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation & Media Availability