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

This Week: Secretary Bernhardt announced that the Washington Monument will reopen to the public this week after closing at the beginning of the pandemic; congratulations to Richard Clifton of Milford, Delaware, winner of the 2020 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest; Secretary Bernhardt takes part in a hunter-engagement event at Fort Benning, Georgia, where active duty military personal and veterans are able to hunt deer, hogs, and migratory birds without leaving the base; a virtual signing ceremony to mark the release of a plan for the operations, maintenance and configuration of the fourteen federal dams in the Columbia River System; the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement announces the winners of its 2020 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards; USGS experts have been busy this record-breaking hurricane season providing information critical to federal, state and local agencies as they prepare for and recover from storms; it’s Fat Bear Week at Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska; and a tranquil scene from the Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland scores as our social media Picture of the Week! Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and You Tube!