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 to Commemorate 75th Anniversary Of Marian Anderson's Concert at Lincoln Memorial
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON – On April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson's historic Easter Day concert in 1939.
The concert was arranged by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and then-Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow Anderson, one of the 20th Century's most accomplished singers, to perform at DAR Constitution Hall because she was African-American.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Robert Vogel, Superintendent, National Mall and Memorial Parks
Washington Performing Arts Society's Children of the Gospel Choir
Monamma AL-Ghuiyy, Park Ranger, President's Park
John W. Ross Elementary School Third Grade Choir
Karin Paludan, Teaching Artist, Washington Performing Arts Society
Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson's Easter Sunday concert.
Lincoln Memorial Plaza.
11:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Satellite trucks may only access the Lincoln Memorial from Independence Avenue. There will be limited designated spaces available for trucks, first come first served, no spaces for crew vehicles.
Media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP here by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 8.