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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: January 26, 2016
Release No.: 2016-06
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA JAN 30 TO FEB 28
BOULDER CITY, Nevada. –The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Jan. 30 to Feb. 28
Ranger Programs: Energy Innovation at the Park, Jan 30
The Lake Mead Institute will host an Energy Innovation Day at the Lake Mead Visitor Center Jan. 30. Join rangers and local experts 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for family-friendly programs and art activities focused on ever-changing energy needs. For more information call, the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 702-293-8990.
Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun - A Child's Nature Perspective, Jan 31
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 31 to learn how children can get in touch with nature at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.
Ranger Program: Camp Cooking, Feb 6
Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater 4 p.m. Feb. 6 to learn a variety of tips on cooking with a Dutch oven. For more information call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Chat: The Mojave Desert: A Magical Land, Feb 6-7
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 to learn about the animals and plants 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. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Hike: St. Thomas-A Town Revealed, Feb 12
Join a ranger Feb. 12 to explore what remains of a small farming community that inhabited the land before Lake Mead covered the area. Explore the history of St. Thomas and learn about the lifestyles of a time gone by. Please call 702-293-8990 for more information and to make a reservation.
Ranger Chat: Wingspan Myths, Feb 13-14
Learn about the wingspans of a variety of desert birds at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 13 and 14 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Program: Water in the West, Feb 20
Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater 4 p.m. Feb. 20 to learn more about the factors affecting the availability of water in the west and its impact on Lake Mead, a reservoir serving the needs of 25 million people. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Half Marathon: Saints and Sinners, Feb 20
Around 1,100 athletes will be participating in the Saints and Sinners Half Marathon Feb. 20. The race includes a half marathon, relay and fun run along Historic Railroad Trail and Boulder Beach. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://saintsandsinnershalf.com/
Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun: A Child's Nature, Feb 20-21
Join a ranger to learn about Lake Mead and get in touch with nature at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information, call 702-293-8990.
Volunteer Program: Sahara Mustard Pull, Feb 27
Volunteers are needed to help preserve rare and endangered plant species at Lake Mead by removing invasive plants that threaten native species from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Join a ranger to learn about Sahara Mustard and how it impacts plant ecosystems. Volunteers will travel by boat to a selected cove to help remove this noxious plant. Volunteers must be able to bend, stoop and kneel while pulling Sahara Mustard. Space is limited to 12 people. Contact Alissa Demmer at (702) 293-8711 or Alissa_Demmer@nps.gov, for more information and to register.
Ranger Hike: White Owl Canyon, Feb 27
Join a ranger Feb. 27 for a hike that winds through a narrow canyon where birds of prey have been spotted in the past. Call the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 702-293-8990 to make a reservation.
Ranger Chat: Public Lands: Treasures of Southern Nevada, Feb 27-28
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center to learn about the variety of public lands that surround the Las Vegas Valley at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28. For more information call 702-293-8990.