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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: February 27, 2016
Release No.: 2016-08
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA MARCH 5 TO APRIL 2
BOULDER CITY, Nevada. –The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area March 5 to April 2
Ranger Program: Coyotes: What You Should Know, March 5
Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater 4 p.m. March 5 to learn more about the wily and opportunistic coyote. Find out why you should observe coyotes from a distance during your visit to the park. For more information call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Chat: Geology 101, March 6
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 6 to learn how the landscape of the recreation area has changed over millions of years, from tropical shallow seas to fiery volcanoes. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.
Volunteer Program: Cottonwood Cove Ecology Walk, March 12
Volunteers are needed to clean up the roadway from the Cottonwood Cove entrance station to the shoreline. Lunch will be provided by Forever Resorts. To register, go to www.getoutdoorsnevada.org.Contact Alissa Demmer at (702) 293-8711 or e-mail us, for more information.
Ranger Hike: Liberty Bell Arch, March 12
Join a ranger March 12 for this Arizona hike, which passes the remains of an old WWII mine before reaching a natural arch and a Colorado River overlook. For more information and to make a reservation please call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Chat: Public Lands: Treasures of Southern Nevada, March 13
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. March 13. For more information call 702-293-8990.
BBSC St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon, March 19
More than 1,300 athletes will participate in the St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon March 19. The race includes a half marathon, 12K, 5K and one mile run along the Historic Railroad trail. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.bbscrun.com/#!stpaddysdayrun/c1and
Lake Mead BioBlitz, March 19
Come and help Lake Mead National Recreation area count and identify plants and animals found at the park. Volunteer citizen scientists are needed to assist with this important day. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day observing various species of plants and animals. Contact Nancy Bernard at (702) 293-8714 or e-mail us for more information. To register, go to www.getoutdoorsnevada.org.
Ranger Chat: Wingspan Myths, March 20
Learn about the wingspans of a variety of desert birds at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 20 at the Lake Mead Visitor Center. For more information call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Hike: March Migratory Madness, March 27
Learn why birds migrate and why they stop at Lake Mead during their world-wide journey. Don't forget to bring your binoculars. For more information and to register call 702-293-8990.
Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun: A Child's Nature Perspective, March 26, 27
Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 26 and 27 to learn about a variety of ways children can discover Lake Mead National Recreation Area and get in touch with nature.For more information call 702-293-8990.
Great American Cleanup, April 2
Volunteers are invited to come take part in the Great American Clean-up. Join staff and volunteers to assist in a litter clean-up of a popular area of Lake Mead National Recreation Area.To register, please go to www.getoutdoorsnevada.org. Contact Alissa Demmer at (702) 293-8711 or e-mail us for more information.