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, National Park Service Director Jarvis to Launch Healthy and Sustainable Food Program
Office of the Secretary
Initiative Creates Additional Food Choices for Park Visitors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 5, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, Executive Director of Let's Move! and White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition Sam Kass, and executives and chefs from major National Park Service concessioners to announce a new healthy and sustainable food initiative that will create additional food and beverage options at more than 250 National Park Service restaurants, snack bars and stores currently operating in 75 national parks.
Cooking demonstrations by concession chefs will follow the announcement, which is part of the National Park Service's Healthy People, Healthy Parks initiative. The public can sample healthy food items that the concessioners have generously donated for the event.
Announcement of National Park Service Healthy and Sustainable Food Program
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 11:00 am
National Mall Food Kiosk on Henry Bacon Drive, north side of Lincoln Memorial
Speakers and Participants:
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis
Let's Move! Executive Director and White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition Sam Kass
National Mall and Memorial Parks Superintendent Bob Vogel
Guest Services, Inc. CEO Gerry Gabrys
Aramark Parks and Destinations President Bruce Fears
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts President Rick Abramson
Xanterra Parks and Resorts Vice President Jim McCaleb
National Park Service concession chefs
Credentialed members of the media should RSVP to Emily Beyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Very limited parking for microwave and satellite trucks will be available on the west side of Henry Bacon Drive. There is no crew car parking available. All cables must be covered or “yellow jacketed” to eliminate any tripping hazards. Please bring valid press credentials and a photo ID.