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Secretary Jewell and Director Jarvis Announced Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America’s Diverse History and Culture

TUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of nine new national historic landmarks, ranging from the oldest operating streetcar system in America to the home of the nation’s first female cabinet secretary. The sites announced today join 2,544 other sites across the country recognized as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.

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Signing of Trust Settlement at Window Rock Tribal Park

Interior and Justice Leaders Joined Navajo Nation and Announced Major Trust Settlement

FRI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

On Friday, September 26, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn and Acting Assistant Attorney General Sam Hirsch of the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division joined Navajo Nation tribal leaders and members to announce a major tribal trust accounting settlement. 

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Secretary Jewell and Coca-Cola North America President Sandy Douglas

Department of the Interior and Coca-Cola Partnered to Encourage Next Generation of Outdoor Stewards

WED, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

At Marsh Park in Los Angeles, The Coca-Cola Foundation announced that it has committed $1 million to support the Obama Administration's 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) at Interior. Secretary Jewell also announced $100,000 from the same fund is going directly back into the city through the Los Angeles Conservation Corps to hire and train young stewards for the Los Angeles River and the surrounding region. 

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Secretary Jewell Visited California Desert to Mark Renewable Energy and Landscape-Level Conservation Milestone

TUE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to create jobs, cut carbon pollution and develop clean domestic energy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited the Palm Springs area to celebrate an important renewable energy and landscape-level conservation milestone. 

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Joined Student Conservation Association Volunteers in 9/11 National Day of Service Project at Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington

THU, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the leader in building the next generation of envrionmental stewards, and AmeriCorps to commemorate September 11th as a national day of service and remembrance with an afternoon of shoreline restoration at Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington. 

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

White House Visitor Center Reopened after $12.6 Million Revitalization

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

The National Park Service (NPS) and White House Historical Association (the Association) hosted First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell as they announced the re-opening of the White House Visitor Center after two years of transformative renovations. 

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Secretary Jewell Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Laws

WED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell celebrated the 50th Anniversary of two landmark conservation laws - The Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act - at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.

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Secretary Jewell and Secretary Duncan Visit Indian School in Maine

MON, AUGUST 18, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to promote strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Beatrice Rafferty School in Perry, Maine and discussed ongoing educational reform initiatives to ensure students attending schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) receive a high quality education delivered by tribal nations.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Additional $1 Million to Fund Urban Engagement Efforts at Southern California Wildlife Refuges

WED, AUGUST 13, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex will receive an additional $1 million in funding to reach new audiences and engage southern California urban communities and youth in conservation and outdoor recreation. The refuge is the first among the nation's urban national wildlife refuges to receive this new award through a nationwide competition.

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Secretary Jewell Visits California Wildland Fire Operations Center

TUE, AUGUST 12, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited the Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center (North Ops) in Redding, California, where she met with members of the interagency fire leadership team and employees from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service and toured on-the-ground fuels management projects in the surrounding area. Jewell was joined by federal and state leadership, including John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources; Ken Pimlott, Director of CAL FIRE and Jim Douglas, Director of the Interior Department's Office of Wildland Fire.

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Secretary Jewell Visits South Mountain Park and Encanto Park

SAT, AUGUST 9, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited South Mountain Park and Encanto Park in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the Land and Water Conservation Fund and its contributions to urban parks, outdoor recreation and healthy economies.

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Secretary Jewell Visits Southern Appalachians with Senator Burr Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Land & Water Conservation Fund

WED, AUGUST 6, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Butch Blazer and state and local officials to highlight the positive economic impacts and conservation successes of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the natural and recreational heritage of the Southern Appalachians area.

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Secretary Jewell and Director Pizarchik Celebrate Official Public Opening of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

FRI, AUGUST 1, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Joseph Pizarchik took part in the grand opening ceremony of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, a preservation and public education and recreation project, as part of Interior's commitment to water restoration and connecting youth to the great outdoors.

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Secretary Jewell Announces $43 Million to States for Parks and Outdoor Recreation through Land Water Conservation Fund

TUE, JULY 8, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, co-chair of the bipartisan coalition of Mayors for Parks, to announce that $43.38 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Conservation Success Story in Down-listing of Wood Stork

THU, JUNE 26, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is down-listing the wood stork from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), reflecting a highly successful conservation and recovery effort spanning three decades. Jewell made the announcement at the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, home to the largest wood stork rookery in Georgia.

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Secretary Jewell and Governor Patrick Announce the Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Energy Area Available for Commercial Development

TUE, JUNE 17, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to announce more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing. The proposed area is the largest in federal waters and will nearly double the federal offshore acreage available for commercial-scale wind energy projects. 

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Secretary Jewell Announces Interior Initiatives to Support Tribal-led Economic Development on visit to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

MON, JUNE 16, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

As part of President Obama's commitment to support tribal self-governance and self-determination, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a package of regulatory initiatives intended to help tribal leaders to spur investment opportunities and economic development in Indian Country.

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Secretary Jewell Announces $102 Million in Coastal Resilience Grants to Help Atlantic Coast Communities Protect Themselves from Future Storms

MON, JUNE 16, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment in the Climate Action Plan to make local communities more resilient against future storms, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants to support 54 projects along the Atlantic coast. The grants will fund science-based solution to restore wetlands and other natural areas, better manage stormwater using green infrastructure and assist states, tribal and local communities in protecting themselves from major storms such as Hurricane Sandy, which devasated much of the East Coast in 2012.

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Secretary Jewell and National Park Service Director Jarvis Hosted a Panel Discussion as Part of the LGBT Heritage Theme Study

TUE, JUNE 10, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis hosted a panel discussion including leading historians and scholars to discuss ways to celebrate and interpret lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in the context of broader American history.

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Secretary Jewell Sees Climate Change Impacts in Historic Jamestowne

THU, JUNE 5, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

On the heels of the Administration's release of a plan to cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell toured Jamestown Island and hosted a roundtable discussion on the impacts of climate change on cultural resources at Virgina's Historic Jamestowne, part of Colonial National Historical Park.

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