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U.S. Secretary Of The Interior Visits Channel Islands

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U.S. Secretary Of The Interior Sally Jewell at Ventura Harbor. Jewell toured the Channel Islands with a group of 90 Ventura County fourth graders Friday

One of the White House’s top environmental officials got a closeup look at the Channel Islands today, as part of an effort to get kids interested in visiting the nation’s parks.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell toured the Channel Islands by boat, and was briefed on efforts to help the Island Fox make a comeback from near extinction.

Jewell visited the islands with a group of 90 Ventura County fourth graders, promoting a nationwide campaign to get kids to visit public lands by giving them free passes.

The “Every Kid In A Park” campaign gives every fourth grader who signs up online a free year pass good for them, and their families to more than 2,000 public parks.