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Date: September 22, 2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior


For Immediate Release: September 22, 2015
Release No.: 2015-63
Contact: 702-293-8691


BOULDER CITY, Nevada –Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a variety of events and offering free entry into the park Sept. 26 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

The day, celebrated by federal land areas across the U.S., began in 1994 to encourage caring for the nation's shared lands. Today, it is the largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance publicly held lands for the greater enjoyment and enrichment of all who visit.

In addition to volunteering, park rangers encourage visitors to enjoy Lake Mead National Recreation Area's 1.5 million acres of public land available for boating, fishing, hiking, photography and sightseeing.

Fee-free day

Entrance fees will be waived at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 26 for National Public Lands Day. Fees for camping, lake use or use of concessions still apply.

National Public Lands Day Litter Clean-up

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by joining Lake Mead staff in cleaning up an area that was heavily used by summer visitors. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and clean-up starts at 9 a.m. The first 100 volunteers will receive a National Public Land's Day coupon that will give them one-time free access to a public land on a different date. Volunteers of all ages welcome, but anyone under the age of 18 will need a parental approval form signed by a parent or guardian. For more information and to register, call 702-293-8714 or email nancy_bernard@nps.gov

National Public Lands Day Laughlin Event

Join rangers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 for National Public Lands Day at Pyramid Canyon, Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails. There will be ranger-led hikes, arts and crafts, live animals, fishing and a treasure hunt. The Explore RV will be there and Jr. Ranger booklets will be available for distribution. At 10:30 a.m., join a ranger for an informative talk on the local history of the Colorado River and the construction of the Davis Dam. At 11:30 a.m., join a ranger to learn about native plants and their uses.Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Bookstore discount

At the Lake Mead Visitor Center, the Western National Parks Association Bookstore will offer a 15 percent discount on select items, such as books, T-shirts and other gifts. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 702-293-8990.

Saints and Sinners Half Marathon, Team Relay and Fun Run

Around 1,000 runners will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 26 during Saints and Sinners Half Marathon and Relay. The race takes place along the River Mountains Loop and Historic Railroad trails. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://saintsandsinnershalf.com/.


Last updated: September 22, 2015

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