UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AUG 8 TO 30

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Date: August 5, 2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2015
Release No.: 2015-51
Contact: 702-293-8691

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AUG 8 TO 30

BOULDER CITY, Nevada. –The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 8 to 30.

Ranger Program: Colorado Watershed, Aug. 8

Join a ranger to learn more about the 244,000-square mile Colorado Watershed and the impacts that are occurring at Lake Mead.Rangers will share how low-water affects the lake and the community at large. Meet at the Lake Mead Visitor Center Auditorium from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8. Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Volunteer Program: Native Seed Cleaning, Aug.8

Volunteers are needed to help clean native seeds for restoration efforts around the park Aug. 8. Join a ranger to learn about one of the parks native plants and to lend a hand in cleaning the seeds. Call Nancy at 702-293-8714, for more information and to register.

Ranger Program: Composting 101: Turning Trash to Treasure, Aug. 9

Join a ranger at the Lake Mead Visitor Center 1 p.m. Aug. 9 to share ideas and learn a number of strategies for composting in the dry climate of the Mojave Desert.Hands-on demonstrations are involved.Call 702-293-8990, for more information and to make a reservation.

Evening Program: Perseid Meteor Shower Party, Aug. 12

Join the Lake Mead Institute and rangers at Nevada Telephone Cove Aug. 12 and share the experience of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Please bring a chair and water. Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Ranger Program:Invasive Aquatics Species: What is invading the lake? Aug. 14

Join Lake Mead rangers at the Laughlin Library Aug. 14 to learn about an aquatic invasive species and how boaters can partner with the National Park Service to keep it under control by not moving a mussel. Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Evening Program: Sunset Yoga, Aug. 15

Join a ranger at Rocky Point Overlook and enjoy the view of the Boulder Basin while doing yoga poses and light stretching Aug. 15. Connect with the beauty of nature and natural sounds. Please bring water and a yoga mat.Call 702-293-8990, for more information and to make a reservation.

Ranger Chat: Public Lands - Treasures of Southern Nevada, Aug. 15 and 16

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley.Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Ranger Library Program: National Park Treasure Hunt, Aug. 19

Join park rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Aug. 19 at North Las Vegas Library, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas, at 11 a.m.;Alexander Library 1755 W. Alexander Road, North Las Vegas, at 1 p.m.;and Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Way, North Las Vegas at 3 p.m. and learn about America's national parks. Come ask questions about these iconic parks and Nevada's own Lake Mead National Recreation Area. For more information, call the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: The Mojave Desert - A Magical Land, Aug. 22

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 22 to learn about the plants and animals that call this vibrant desert home. From the desert bighorn sheep found in the rugged mountains to the smallest beavertail cactus, life is abundant and thriving in what many think is a barren landscape. Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Evening Program: Campfire Stories and Songs, Aug. 22

Join a ranger to share stories of the night and the songs that make every campfire a new experience.Meet at the Boulder Beach Campground Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Aug. 22. Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Ranger Program: Seeds of the Southwest, Aug. 23

Join a ranger to learn about the beauty of native seeds of the Mojave Desert and the variety of plants this environment produces throughout the year. Not only were these seeds instrumental in Native American diets, but today they are invaluable in Lake Mead's restoration efforts.Join a ranger for a seed ball making party and help make a difference in the park's desert landscaping efforts. Call 702-293-8990, for more information and to make a reservation

Evening Program: Full Moon Hike, Aug. 29

Join rangers to watch the full moon appear over the mountains and learn the importance of night skies through this unique glimpse of nature. Hike along the Historic Railroad Trail and experience the beauty of the night sky.Not recommended for children under 10 years of age due to hiking distance. Call 702-293-8990, for more information and to make a reservation.

Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun-A Child's Nature Perspective, Aug. 29 and 30

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 to learn about a variety of ways children can learn about Lake Mead National Recreation Area and get in touch with nature.Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

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Last updated: August 5, 2015

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