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US Secretary Of Interior Sally Jewell To Visit Georgia

FILE - This Jan. 22, 2014 file photo shows Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaking to reporters in Salt Lake City. A deadline Utah set for the federal government to hand over 31 million acres of public land quietly passed this week with no such transfer, something predicted by both critics and supporters of the state's push for control. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
FILE - This Jan. 22, 2014 file photo shows Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaking to reporters in Salt Lake City. A deadline Utah set for the federal government to hand over 31 million acres of public land quietly passed this week with no such transfer, something predicted by both critics and supporters of the state's push for control. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is traveling to Virginia and Georgia to celebrate the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Jewell is scheduled to visit Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Georgia on Monday and Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park in Virginia on Tuesday.

The conservation fund is scheduled to expire this year unless Congress acts.

The Department of the Interior says Jewell will discuss the fund’s importance as a preservation tool and the need to reauthorize it and fully fund it.