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.
Attached is a copy of the department's advertisement for Professional Services and Consultants for Fiscal Year 2015. The advertisement was posted to the internet on Monday, June 2, 2014.
Interested Individuals or Firms should submit a packet for each category of interest consisting of a Letter of Interest, Resume and/or a current Statement of Qualifications. It should be mailed or delivered to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in attention to the Fiscal Office and must be received and date time stamped no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014. Submittals received after the specified date and time will be returned. No email or facsimile transmissions in whole or in part, will be accepted under any circumstances.
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