Important Notice to Mariners
Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »
Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage
Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »
Goldstrike Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring Trails Temporarily Closed
A temporary emergency closure is in place for Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, through Sept. 11. This closure includes National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation lands. More »
Summer Fire Rules in Effect
Lake Mead NRA is now enforcing summer fire restrictions. Please click 'more' to learn about the rules for fire during our hot, dry season. More »
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on WWII Japanese-American Confinement Sites 42-07
Contact: Holly Bundock NPS Pacific West Region, 510.817.1325
Public Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, September 18
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on draft criteria that will guide a multi-million dollar federal program to conserve and maintain World War II – era Japanese American confinement sites. The first of 18 public meetings begin 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2007, in Las Vegas at the Manzanar High School Reunion which takes place in the California Hotel and Casino.
The grant program provides financial assistance to those protecting numerous confinement sites where the forced relocation of more than 110,000 men, women, and children, most of whom were American citizens of Japanese ancestry, occurred in 1942.
"The stories and struggles around national security and the protection of civil liberties associated with these confinement sites continues to resonate today," said Mary A. Bomar, Director of the National Park Service. "This is a great opportunity for people across the country to provide their thoughts about this new program and what criteria should be used to evaluate future grant proposals."
Federal legislation passed in 2006, authorizing the funding for the grants. Congressional appropriation of that funding is pending. The NPS seeks public comments to develop grant criteria to help assure that proposals will be objectively reviewed and funds address the most compelling and important issues.
The confinement sites are primarily located in the west, southwest, and Arkansas. A comprehensive list of the public meetings, including times and locations, as well as other general information about the newly authorized grant program is available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkId=73. The public may also provide their comments on the grant program at this same website address on the "Open for Public Comment" link on the left side of the webpage. Comments will be accepted from now through October 28, 200
Did You Know?
With more than 700 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead offers countless opportunities for exploration. One can return to Lake Mead National Recreation Area again and again to a favorite cove or hideaway in which to enjoy the special solitude, where water and desert contrast and complement each other.