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).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Salazar to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Offshore Wind Energy Conference
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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.