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.
TODAY: Secretary Jewell, NPS Director Jarvis to Release Report on Economic Impact of National Parks
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Monday, March 3, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will hold a press conference call to release a new report detailing the economic impact of national parks, including the number of jobs supported in nearby local communities. The report will include detailed data on all 401 national parks across the country.
The teleconference is open to credentialed media representatives by calling 1-888-989-9244 and entering the passcode.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service Director
WHAT: Press Conference Call on New NPS Economic Report
WHEN: Monday, March 3, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. EST
MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-989-9244 and entering the passcode.