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Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Office of the Secretary, Video
Every Kid in a Park
9/1/2015

Starting today, all 4th graders and their families can visit federal lands and waters for FREE thanks to President Obama's Every Kid in a Park initiative. 

Nevada, Office of the Secretary, White House, Youth, Media Advisory
A female and male fourth grader show their free park passes
9/1/2015

The Every Kid in a Park program seeks to connect young people with the great outdoors. The program allows fourth graders nationwide to go to www.everykidinapark.gov and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year, starting September 1, 2015.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
A fourth grade girl holds her paper park pass
9/1/2015

Starting today, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Secretary, New Energy Frontier, Video
Flooding from Hurricane Katrina
8/28/2015

The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Wildfires times 11, and 99 very special years...

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Video
One of dozens of wildfires burning across the western United States
8/14/2015

The National Fire Preparedness Level is raised to 5, as 60 large active wildfires burn across 13 states; Secretary Jewell travels to Ohio and Wisconsin as she renews her call for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; the latest listening session on the federal coal program; the Fish and Wildlife Service announces more than $3 million in grants to conserve native fish species and protect their habitats; Anchorage, Alaska and Salt Lake City, Utah join the "50 Citie

Utah, Office of the Secretary, White House, Youth, Media Advisory
Volunteers plant a garden bed.
8/12/2015

Through providing opportunities on public lands, the initiative seeks to foster the next generation of leaders and outdoor stewards in communities nationwide and help Interior reach its goal of hosting one million volunteers on public lands annually.

Utah, Office of the Secretary, Urban Projects, White House, Press Release
Secretary Jewell and volunteers plant a tree
8/6/2015

The Let's Move Outside! initiative will provide two years of funding for the YMCA of Northern Utah to create a community coordinator position to facilitate collaboration, grow resources, and increase participation in outdoor programs on all public lands in Salt Lake City, from local parks to federal lands and waters. Today, Secretary Jewell announced grants totaling $258,653 to organizations throughout Utah, including the Utah Conservation Corps, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, River Restoration Adventures for Tomorrow, and American Conservation Experience.

Bureau of Indian Education, New Mexico, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary Jewell stands at a podium
8/3/2015

Interior authorized the conversion of the school from federally operated to tribally controlled on March 23, 2015, after thoroughly evaluating the Pueblo’s application. On July 1, 2015, the Pueblo officially assumed control of Isleta Elementary School, which has about 150 students, 11 teachers and about 10 support staffers. Principal Frank Fast Wolf and education program administrator is Eileen Montoya will oversee a new school year beginning on August 10, 2015.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Video
The first steel goes in the water for America's first offshore wind farm
7/31/2015

Secretary Jewell on hand to help celebrate the construction of the first offshore U.S. wind farm; the first in a series of planned listening session on the federal coal program; new controls proposed on the domestic ivory trade; a new USGS study looks at the threats to coral reefs and the islands they protect; and Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia join the "50 Cities" initiative to re-connect young people to the great outdoors.

Pennsylvania, Office of the Secretary, Urban Projects, White House, Press Release
Volunteers use tools in a field in an urban park
7/31/2015

Deputy Secretary Connor joined Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA COO Jon Agnew, and local partners announced the selection of Philadelphia as one of the first 50 cities to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards and inspire millions of young adults to experience the great outdoors.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, New Mexico, Office of the Secretary, Media Advisory
Secretary Jewell stands next to a Native American headress
7/30/2015

The announcement is part of the Obama Administration’s Blueprint for Reform promoting educational self-determination for tribal communities.

Pennsylvania, Office of the Secretary, Urban Projects, White House, Media Advisory
Volunteers use tools in a field in an urban park
7/30/2015

The Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative aims to inspire millions of kids to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors.

Illinois, Office of the Secretary, Urban Projects, White House, Press Release
Secretary Jewell plants a tree in a park with help from youth
7/28/2015

The initiative, funded through a $5 million national commitment by the American Express Foundation, will provide two years of funding for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago to create a community coordinator position to help coordinate efforts, facilitate collaboration, grow resources, and increase participation in outdoor programs on all public lands in Chicago, from local parks to federal lands and waters.

Illinois, Office of the Secretary, White House, Youth, Media Advisory
Secretary Jewell helps plant a tree with youth
7/28/2015

The Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative aims to inspire millions of kids to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors.

Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Geological Survey, Video
Alaskan airfield inundated by rising water
7/17/2015

Secretary Jewell unveils proposed regulations to safeguard communities from coal mining operations; a USGS report shows dramatic erosion on the north Alaska coast; five more cities join the 50 Cities youth initiative; three more national monuments join the roster of places protected by the Obama Administration under the Antiquities Act; and a new exhibit at the Interior Museum exploring the intersection between Interior and popular culture.

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