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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.