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.
PHOTO RELEASE: Secretary Salazar Promotes America's Great Outdoors
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Obama's announcement of the America's Great Outdoors report on February 16th, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar hit the road on a three-state tour to highlight the importance of the 21st century conservation and recreation initiative. Later on this week, Secretary Salazar will continue the America's Great Outdoors conversation by marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with President Lincoln re-enactor “Fritz” Klein and participating in a discussion on the America's Great Outdoors initiative at the Center for American Progress. Specific details to follow.
Photos from his visits to New York, Florida, and California can be found here.