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.
Secretary Salazar, Director Jarvis to Discuss Economic Impacts of National Parks
WASHINGTON – On Monday, February 25, 2013, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will hold a news media teleconference to unveil the annual report on the significant economic contributions of national parks to local, regional and state economies; their importance to the tourism industry, community businesses and park vendors; and the expected impact of budget cuts under a March 1 sequestration.
The National Park Service operates 398 national parks, historic sites, monuments and memorials, parkways, trails, preserves and reserves, seashores and lakeshores, recreation areas and national battlefields across the country.
Media can join the 2:00 pm EST teleconference by dialing 1-800-857-9719 and providing the access code NATIONAL PARKS.
WHO: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis
WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 2pm EST
MEDIA: Media can join the press teleconference by dialing 1-800-857-9719 and providing the