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Source: United States of America – Federal Government Departments (video statements)

This Week: Secretary Bernhardt visits the Gulf Coast, touring wildlife refuges and national parks in Florida and Alabama, conducting site inspections, taking part in conservation projects and a prescribed burn; the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes the Great American Outdoors Act, which now moves to the House of Representatives; the BLM has resumed its walk-in lottery for hiker permits at Coyote Buttes North, commonly known as “The Wave”; Interior moves to transfer ownership of two federal water projects in Utah to local water user organizations; June is National Ocean Month, placing a high priority on advancing our knowledge of America’s unexplored oceans and coastlines; the Bureau of Reclamation will begin using mussel-sniffing dogs this summer to inspect boats, and help protect California’s New Melones Lake from invasive-aquatic species; Friday, June 19th marks “Juneteenth,” a day that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States; and three baby mountain lion cubs star in our social media Picture of the Week.Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and You Tube!