Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Secretary Jewell to Join Officials, Stakeholders to Announce Partnership to Connect Seattle Communities, Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed
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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.