Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
The Administrative Services Division, Property and Mail Management Branch, is responsible for the Department of the Interior (Department), U.S. Mail (Mail), Locator and Transportation Services Programs. These responsibilities encompass developing, managing and implementing the Department's Mail policy and reporting to the General Services Administration (GSA); overseeing and managing Main and South Interior Buildings, (MIB/SIB) Mail operations; managing the Department's Locator service; and providing messenger and executive driving services for senior level officials within the Office of the Secretary, located at the Department's Headquarters.
Mail Management Services
Mail Policy – Providing policy and technical support and ensuring that bureau and office mail managers are aware of, and comply with, standards and operation procedures established by service providers such as U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Federal Express (FedEx), United Parcel Service (UPS), and GSA.
Mail Operations – Providing a full range of mail services for the MIB/SIB and satellite buildings in the Washington DC, National Capital Region. The services are primary sort (by bureau), secondary sort (by mail stop), internal and external delivery,dispatch (application of postage to mail), and distribution (breakdown of bulk materials).
We deliver and pick-up mail two times daily. The times are 10:30am and 2:00pm.
Domestic Delivery Services - Express Mail Packages - These are commercial-carrier packages to be delivered or picked up by FedEx or UPS. Customers process the packages online and can drop-off the packages and related paperwork at the MIB mailroom (Room 1621). Alternatively, drop boxes are located at MIB C-Street Lobby behind the security guards and the pick-up times are 6:15pm for UPS and 6:30pm for FedEx.
DOI Locator, Messenger and Executive Driving Services
DOI Locator – Processes and routes phone calls from the worldwide callers requesting either employee contact, Departmental program information. The DOI Locator phone number is 202-208-3100.
Messenger and Executive Driving Services - Providing driving support for senior officials in the Office of the Secretary located at the MIB. For Executive Driving services contact 202-208-3651.