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 Join Officials, Stakeholders to Announce Partnership to Connect Seattle Communities, Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed
Office of the Secretary
LAKE SAMMAMISH, WA – On Friday, April 25, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join King County Executive Dow Constantine, local mayors and officials, and community conservation groups to announce a new partnership connecting Seattle-area communities and young people to efforts to restore kokanee in the Lake Sammamish watershed.
Prior to the announcement, elementary school students from Campbell Hills Elementary School in Renton, WA, will release kokanee fry into the Ebright Creek as part of an annual event sponsored by the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group.
Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Deputy Regional Director Richard Hannan
King County Executive Dow Constantine
Sammamish Mayor Tom Vance
Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler
Bellevue Councilmember Fred Stokes
Snoqualmie Tribal Council Chair Carolyn Lubenau
Local officials and stakeholders
Announcement of New Partnership to Connect Seattle-Area Communities, Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed
Friday, April 25, 2014
11:30 a.m. PDT – Media check-in
12:00 p.m. PDT – Ceremony begins
Ebright Creek at the Pereyra Residence
Approx: 148 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Sammamish WA, 98074
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 9:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, April 25, 2014. Additional logistical details will be provided to confirmed reporters.