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.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Secretary Salazar Participates in MLK Day of Service
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Director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis addresses Volunteers. Tami A Heilemann - DOI
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar addresses volunteers for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Tami A Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar raking leaves near the DC War Memorial. Tami A Heilemann - DOI
Secretary Salazar helping to bag up leaves near the DC War Memorial Tami A Heilemann - DOI
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service joined volunteers from Greater DC Cares and Howard University students to clean up around the DC War Memorial in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and honor Dr. King's life and legacy. This year, the King Day of Service included thousands of projects across all 50 states – from delivering meals and refurbishing schools to reading to children, promoting nonviolence and more.