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Contact: Chelsea Kenned7, 702-250-3439
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA Media Advisory
For Immediate Release: May 21, 2018
Release No.: 2018-17
MEDIA ADVISORY: LAKE MEAD MEDIA RIDE-ALONG OPPORTUNITY BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Media are invited to capture exclusive Lake Mead National Recreation Area B-roll footage, photos and interviews before the busy Memorial Day weekend during the annual media ride-along 10 a.m. to noon May 25 at Las Vegas Boat Harbor.
Members of the media will receive a private on-the-water ride-along with a National Park Service ranger or Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden. Photographers will be assigned separate boats to ensure they receive unique video/photography opportunities and interviews.
May 25 marks the end of National Safe Boating Week, and English and Spanish-speaking rangers and wardens will be on hand to discuss what they will be looking for this summer to ensure boater safety.
Over Memorial Day weekend, around 150,000 people traditionally visit the park. Therefore, unless there is an incident over the weekend, this will be the only opportunity to interview park officials for Memorial Day weekend stories.
What’s new this year?
Lake Mead’s fire boat will be on display at the marina. From fighting fires with its 1,500 gallons-per-minute fire pump and its capacity to hold up to ten people, to a large open deck with a drop-down bow and the ability to support SCUBA operations, this boat is an all-hazards response vessel.
The Callville Bay Resort and Marina will stage a houseboat at Las Vegas Boat Harbor for media. The houseboat may be used to conduct interviews, file stories or freshen up before going on camera. Staff will also be available to provide information about houseboat and other boat rentals.
Media interested in a private ride-along need to respond to this advisory by noon May 24 at e-mail us or 702-250-3439, so staff can ensure enough boats are on hand.