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 Jewell, Mayor Garcetti to Announce Partnership to Connect Los Angeles Urban Youth to Outdoors
Office of the Secretary
LOS ANGELES, CA – On Monday, March 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce a partnership that will help connect urban youth in the Los Angeles area to the outdoors.
Prior to the announcement, students from Franklin High School will lead Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti on a hike through Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. President Obama earlier this week unveiled the fiscal year 2015 budget request, which supports Secretary Jewell's vision through increased investments in the Department's youth programs, including through the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Students from Franklin High School
Press Conference to Announce Partnership with City of Los Angeles
Monday, March 10, 2014
1:45 p.m. PDT – Media Check-In
2:00 p.m. PDT – Walking Tour of LA State Historic Park with Students (B-Roll Opportunity)
2:30 p.m. PDT – Press Conference with Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti
WHERE: Walking Tour Starting Point:
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
132 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 10:00 a.m. PST on Monday, March 10, 2014. Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed reporters.