Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Secretary Salazar to Speak at Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture
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DENVER, Colo. – Following the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will headline the Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture on Thursday, February 14.
At the forum, Secretary Salazar is expected to discuss President Obama's vision for how investments in energy and infrastructure can help grow our economy and strengthen the middle class. The forum is a daylong conference focusing on the critical role of innovation to the future of U.S. agriculture.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m. MDT
Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
Credentialed media are invited to cover the remarks. Secretary Salazar will be available for questions immediately following the event.