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).
Salazar to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Offshore Wind Energy Conference
Office of the Secretary Policy Management and Budget
BALTIMORE, MD -- On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) annual Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, MD. The conference brings together exhibitors and attendees from around the world to discuss this emerging market. During the conference, Secretary Salazar will highlight the steps Interior is taking toward developing a clean energy economy.
Immediately following the remarks, Salazar will participate in a media availability on offshore wind, along with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and AWEA CEO Denise Bode.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Keynote remarks at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition
Tuesday, October 11, 2010
3:20 p.m. Remarks
3:50 p.m. Media Availability
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
General session will be held in Ballroom 2 on Level 4 of the Convention Center
The Media availability will be held for credentialed press in rooms 331/332 on Level 3. Reporters may also join the media availability remotely by calling: 1-800-862-9098, (International) 785-424-1051, Conference ID: Offshore
Background: AWEA is the national trade association of America's wind industry, with more than 2,500 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers. For more information about AWEA, please visit: www.awea.org.