Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
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.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Secretary Jewell, Senator Alexander to Highlight Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships During Visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Office of the Secretary
TOWNSEND, TN – On Monday, March 3, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, focusing on the value of public-private partnerships to the region. Jewell and Alexander will recognize important community efforts that have benefitted the Park, and underscore the importance of these types of collaborations in preserving America's cultural heritage.
The Secretary and Senator Alexander will join regional stakeholders, local leaders and park officials for a discussion on the importance of public-private partnerships in conserving and honoring our country's shared history for future generations.
The discussion will be followed by an announcement regarding next steps for the region's Collections Preservation Center.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator from Tennessee Pedro Ramos, Acting Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Bob Patterson, President, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Regional officials and stakeholders
Secretary Jewell Visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
123 Cromwell Drive
Townsend, TN 37882
Monday, March 3 10:15 a.m. ET – Press Check-in 10:30 a.m. ET – Roundtable discussion 11:30 a.m. ET - Press Conference on next steps for Collections Preservation Center
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28.