This Week at Interior June 7, 2019

This Week at Interior June 7, 2019


Hi this is David Bernhardt the Secretary of
the Interior, standing on the shores of Lake Erie, and you are watching This Week at Interior. This Week, at Interior… President Trump issued a proclamation recognizing
June as Great Outdoors Month, reiterating the importance of protecting, maintaining,
and expanding our nation’s one of a kind landmarks and outdoor places. Secretary Bernhardt invites you all to get
outside and explore our great public lands; whether it’s the grand vistas of Yosemite,
the watery wonders of the Everglades, or the hundreds of parks, refuges, and other historic
treasures in between! Read the full proclamation at whitehouse.gov Local Washington DC youngsters kicked off
Great Outdoors Month, AND National Fishing and Boating Week, spending their first weekend
of June learning how to fish at Constitution Gardens Pond on the National Mall. The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is marking
National Fishing and Boating Week with seventeen-point-eight millions dollars in funding for the Clean
Vessel Act Program. That’s a program that supports state agencies
in building boat-cleaning facilities, and educating the public on keeping public waters
clean. Secretary Bernhardt was at the Ottawa National
Refuge in Ohio this week announcing a new proposed hunting and fishing rule, expanding
opportunities at seventy-four National Wildlife Refuges and fifteen National Fish Hatcheries
on 1.4 million acres of land. This historic expansion further supports an
industry that contributes more than one hundred fifty billion dollars to the US economy annually…Get
the full story at fws.gov. A new Trump Administration strategy released
this week on better management of the nation’s critical minerals. Those are minerals used for things like cell
phones, computers, cars, airplanes, ships, and other products critical to our economy
and security. The strategy directs Interior to locate domestic
supplies, make them available for industry, and speed the permits process. Find out more at doi.gov As the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season begins
USGS is sharing its forecast of how a tropical storm may re-shape coastlines…The *coastal
change hazard forecast model* provides detailed forecasts of a strong storm’s likely effects
on sandy shorelines along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Check it out at usgs.gov. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and
the State of Louisiana have signed two agreements to aide in the restoration of Louisiana’s
Gulf coast. Using ten million cubic yards of sand from
federal waters, the project will restore the beach, dune, and marsh habitat along Trinity-East
Island, Timbalier Island, and West Belle Barrier Headland. Get details at boem.gov. A pair of anniversaries from World War II
this week… June 4th marked the 77th anniversary of the
Battle of Midway, which turned the tide in the Pacific…ceremonies marking that anniversary
took place at both the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, and the Battle of Midway
National Memorial. And on June 6th Americans marked the 75th
anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France in 1944, and the beginning of the
end for Nazi Germany. The fighting men who stormed ashore at Normandy
were remembered this week at the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC. And our Social Media Picture of the Week,
this gorgeous image, courtesy of Luke Sutton, of rhododendrons blossoming near the Blue
Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram,
and Twitter. That’s This Week, at Interior.


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