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.
Interior and Agriculture Promote Physical Activity in Support of White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity's Report to the President
Office of the Secretary
Tomorrow, in conjunction with the release of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity's Report to the President, Deputy Director of the National Park Service Dan Wenk, Senior Advisor to the Secretary Bob Stanton, and Chief of the US Forest Service Tom Tidwell will participate in hiking, mountain biking, and gardening at Fort Dupont Park in Southeast DC. The event will highlight the need to expand opportunities for outdoor recreation and physical activity among inner-city students, as well as make urban parks and open spaces more accessible to youth and their families.
Deputy Director Dan Wenk, National Park Service
Advisor Robert Stanton, Senior Advisor to Secretary Salazar
Chief Tom Tidwell, US Forest Service
150 students from nearby Kimball Elementary School (3rd-5th grade)
White House Childhood Obesity Task Force event to promote urban parks and outdoor recreation