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 Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS) Parking Office, in close collaboration with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology, Information and Business Services, the Office of Law Enforcement and Security and Bureau / Office parking coordinators, administers the parking policy, parking space allocations, distribution of parking permits, and parking rules and regulations for the Main Interior Building (MIB), South Interior Building (SIB) and the Federal Reserve Martin Building (FRMB). Critical information related to parking at these three facilities is included in the links that follow:
The OFAS Parking Office maintains a designated number of short-term parking spaces for official visitors and temporary employee parking. The majority of these spaces are located at the SIB and FRMB. For more detailed information on the process for requesting this type of parking, please select the link below:
If you are interested in finding out about ridesharing possibilities, a ridesharing bulletin board is located in the MIB 1400-east corridor and additional assistance may be obtained in the Parking Office, room 1420-MIB, OFAS