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).
Secretary Salazar to Visit National Renewable Energy Laboratory Site in Colorado
Will Tour State-of-the-Art Research Facility and Campus as part of President Obama's All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy
GOLDEN, CO — Tomorrow, July 12, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado. He will view a construction project that is underway for a new Energy Systems Integration Facility and tour NREL's Net Zero Energy Research Support Facility. Salazar is visiting the campus to highlight the role of renewable energy research and development in President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy to create jobs and build a clean energy future.
Media are invited to join the tour of the campus. An RSVP is required as space is limited.
NREL is the only national laboratory solely dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies from concept to commercial application. For 35 years, NREL innovations, analysis, and expertise have enabled the emergence of a U.S. clean energy industry and led to numerous success stories from across the laboratory.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Dr. Dan Arvizu, NREL Laboratory Director
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Site Tour
Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m. MDT
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Media interested in attending MUST RSVP no later than 9:00 a.m. July 13 in order to ensure access to the facility and secure a space on the tour. Please contact George Douglas at 303-275-4096 or email@example.com. Directions for where to meet will be given at that time.