Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
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.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Secretary Salazar to Address Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 34th Annual Awards Gala, Receive Prestigious Chair's Award
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, September 14, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will attend the 2011 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 34th Annual Awards Gala where he and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will receive the Chair's Award honoring their careers in public service and their lifelong dedication to improving the lives of all Americans. Prior to the award presentation, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will help kick-off the night of entertainment, recognition, and celebration.
Echoing the gala's 2011 theme, “Keeping the Promise: Unity. Strength. Leadership,” the Secretary will discuss how the history and contributions of Hispanic Americans should be recognized, preserved and interpreted as a source of pride for young Hispanic leaders.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) 34th Annual Awards Gala