New Interior Secretary Sally Jewell took an airboat ride through the Everglades In Palm Beach County on Wednesday during one of her first official trips as leader of the agency responsible for national parks and other public lands, highlighting the importance of a massive wetlands restoration project.
Jewell is an experienced mountaineer, but she didn’t get much above sea level in an airboat cutting through the sawgrass in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. She also planned an 8-mile hike through Everglades National Park.
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