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Date: May 27, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2009

Release No.: 2009-19

Contacts: Andrew S. Muñoz, National Park Service, 702-293-8691

Edwin Lyngar, Nevada Department of Wildlife, 775-741-1004


WHO: National Park Rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Wardens, and other experts for boating and shoreline recreation.

* Spanish speaker will be available.

WHAT: National Safe Boating Week & Memorial Day Weekend Media Availability.

- Boat ride-alongs for members of the news media

- Life jacket fashion show

- Kick off of the Southern Nevada summer safe boating media campaign.

WHEN: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11 a.m.

Hemenway Harbor Launch Ramp, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

The first ride-alongs and first life jacket fashion show will start at 11 a.m.

WHY: National Safe Boating Week (May 16-22) is the perfect time for boaters to take a look at the condition of the safety equipment on their boat. Park rangers and wardens will be on hand to talk about equipment requirements and what they will be looking for this summer to ensure boater safety. A fashion show will highlight new lightweight and fashionable life jackets. NDOW and its partners will be announcing an exciting new campaign to encourage safe boating in Southern Nevada. The campaign will include rewards for safe boaters and weekly prize giveaways by Lake Mead attractions.

***NOTE: To ensure that we have enough boats on hand, please respond to this advisory by Tuesday, May 19 if you would like a ride along. Unless there is an incident Memorial Day weekend, agencies will not consider requests for interviews during that time - we are extremely busy. This will be your only opportunity to interview park officials for Memorial Day weekend stories.

- NPS -

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