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.
Cameras invited to shoot b-roll of start of meeting, press conference to be held after
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On Wednesday, January 13, 2010 as a follow-up to last week's announcement Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host a series of Cape Wind meetings in Washington, DC. Media is invited to shoot b-roll of the start of the meeting with all parties involved in the Section 106 consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act. After the meetings, Secretary Salazar will host a press conference to discuss the meetings.
All credentialed news media organizations are invited to participate in the 11:00 AM EST b-roll availability and the 2:30 PM EST availability in the South Penthouse of the Main Interior Building. Media unable to attend may participate by teleconference by dialing 1-888-831-6084 and using the participant pass code CAPE WIND.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and parties involved in the Section 106 consultation process
What: B-roll of the of the start of the Section 106 consultation meeting
Where: Meet at Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 11:00 PM Eastern Time; Credentialed media must arrive no later than 10:45am
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What: News media teleconference concerning consultations
required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act related to the Cape Wind power project.
Where: South Penthouse (8th Floor, C Street Side) Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010; 2:30 PM Eastern Time; 1:30 PM Central Time; 12:30 PM Mountain Time; 11:30 AM Pacific Time.
Media: All credentialed news representatives planning on attending the media availability should arrive at the C Street Entrance of the Main Interior Building no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time for security screening and escort to the South Penthouse. All credentialed news organizations are invited to join the audio teleconference by dialing 1-888-831-6084 and speaking the participant pass code CAPE WIND. Media will be asked to provide name, affiliation and contact phone number.