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).
75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson's Concert at the Lincoln Memorial
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Robert Vogel, Superintendent of the National Parks Service, leads the ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial. DOI
Karin Paludan, Washington Performing Arts Society Teaching Artist, leads Washington D.C's Ross Elementary School 3rd Grade Class and the WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir in a number that Marian Anderson sang. DOI
Secretary Jewell and D.C. 4th-grade student Sky Jabali-Rainey, who is seen dressed as Marian Anderson, commemorate Anderson's historic 1939 performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. DOI
WASHINGTON – On April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson's historic Easter Day concert in 1939.