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Billy Frank Jr. in 2011
Billy Frank Jr. in 2011 Washington State Senate Democrats

Billy Frank, Jr. Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama said  “Frank left in his wake an Indian country strengthened by greater sovereignty and a nation fortified by his example of service to one’s community, his humility, and his dedication to the principles of human rights and environmental sustainability.”
That statement documents one of the many reasons that Frank was awarded the Presidental Medal of Freedom this month, an award that honors people “who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

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Read New York Times article on Mr. Frank's passing

 Musician Jack Johnson visits James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge.

Musician Jack Johnson visits James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Department of the Interior

Musician Jack Johnson Brings Every Kid in a Park to Hawaii

As part of a new partnership with world-renowned musician, waterman and conservationist Jack Johnson, fourth-grade students in Hawaii will have a chance to visit national parks under the Every Kid in a Park program. Johnson, together with his wife Kim, have made a commitment via their Kokua Hawaii Foundation to fund $100,000 worth of field trip grants, with the goal of reaching all 17,000 fourth-grade students in the state of Hawaii. Kim and Jack Johnson founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation in 2003 to support environmental education in Hawaii's schools and communities. In addition to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, this partnership also involves the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Veterans and youth experience the outdoors on a NWR
Veterans and youth experience the outdoors on a NWR USFWS

A Salute to Veterans

This November 11th, we urge you to take time to thank a veteran for their service to this Country. The Fish and Wildlife Service remembers and honors the sacrifices that current and past military members have made in order to preserve our freedom. We also recognize those who have continued to serve this country by supporting our mission and protecting America's natural resources and heritage. Please take a moment to reflect on all the things these brave men and women have done for our country. We can never thank them enough.

FWS Veterans Photo Gallery

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