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Restoration Crew Will Rappel Off Cliffs to Clean Graffiti
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?
Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together in bachelor groups until the summer breeding season.