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).
Tuesday: Secretary Jewell, Governor O'Malley to Make Announcement on Offshore Wind in Maryland
Office of the Secretary
BALTIMORE, MD – As part of President Obama's comprehensive plan to move our economy toward domestic clean energy sources and begin to slow the effects of climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Governor Martin O'Malley and others for an important announcement on progress for wind leasing offshore Maryland.
Efforts to spur responsible development of offshore wind energy are part of a series of Obama Administration actions to increase renewable energy both offshore and onshore. President Obama's comprehensive Climate Action Plan challenges Interior to re-double efforts on its renewable energy program by approving 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy production on public lands and waters by 2020.
WHO: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland Mark Rice, CEO of Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
Announcement on Maryland offshore wind leasing
Tuesday, December 17
10:15 a.m. EST – Media check-in
10:30 a.m. – Event begins NOTE: Q&A with event participants to immediately follow announcement
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation Headquarters
1850 Frankfurst Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21226 NOTE: Media who are not able to attend can use the following listen-only call-in information:
Media interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here by 6:00 p.m. EST on Monday, December 16