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.
Experimental Release from Glen Canyon Dam to Benefit Grand Canyon
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PAGE, Ariz. – On Monday, November 19, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor to trigger the first “high-flow experimental release” at Glen Canyon Dam since 2008. The release is part of a new experimental long-term protocol announced in May by Secretary Salazar to better distribute sediment to conserve downstream resources, while meeting water and power needs and allowing continued scientific experimentation, data collection, and monitoring to more fully address the important resources in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam.
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Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service
Mike Connor, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation
High-Flow Experimental Water Release from Glen Canyon Dam
Monday, November 19, 2012
Security screening will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center
The program will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona
Glen Canyon Dam is a National Critical Infrastructure facility. Notification of special coverage requests must be made prior to the event and members of the media must RSVP no later than COB on November 16, 2012, in order to undergo a required security clearance process. Please RSVP to: Lisa Iams, Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Office, 801-524-3673 (office); 801-891-3951 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org.