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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Restoration Crew Will Rappel Off Cliffs to Clean Graffiti

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Date: May 11, 2006
Contact: Roxanne Dey, (702) 293-8947

At about 11:30 a.m., on May 17, 2006, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be removing graffiti just south of Placer Cove. The crew will be rappelling to these sites where the graffiti has remained for years because of the difficulty in reaching the cliff face. Search and Rescue Instructor and Law Enforcement Ranger Mark Pita will be assisting the crew.

The restoration program has been actively removing graffiti in the Placer Cover area since 1999. The continuing litter problem in the area has also become a major issue for the crew and our maintenance staff.

The majority of the visitors to Placer Cove are Southern Nevada residents.

RSVPs are needed for this trip. If you are interested in sending a reporter/photographer/videographer, you must email me no later than Monday, May 15.

It will take about 15 minutes from the Railroad Pass turnoff to the Nelson turnoff. Turn left on Route 165 until you reach the turnaround (about 20 minutes). A crew member will meet the media and escort them to the graffiti removal site (about another 20 minutes).

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a unit of the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.