Interior secretary to make first park visit at Mount Rainier

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comAugust 14, 2012 

Ken Salazar on Tuesday will make his first visit to Mount Rainier National Park as secretary of the interior.

Salazar attended the funeral of park ranger Margaret Anderson in January, but he did not visit the park.

Salazar will meet with park employees, then with representatives of the park’s tourism partners and gateway communities. He will talk about the benefit the park gives the region’s economy.

A National Park Service report released this spring showed that 1.19 million visitors in 2010 spent more than $35.3 million in the park and nearby communities, supporting 505 jobs.

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