UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA SEPT 10 – OCT 1

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Date: September 6, 2016

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2016
Release No.: 2016-48
Contact: 702-293-8691

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA SEPT 10 –OCT 1

BOULDER CITY, Nevada –The following events are happening at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 3 –Oct. 1.

Ranger Program: Coyotes: What You Should Know, Sept 10

Join a ranger at the Boulder Beach Amphitheater 4 p.m. Sept. 10 to learn more about the wily and opportunistic coyote. Find out why visitors should observe coyotes from a distance during their visits to the park. Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

Ranger Chat: The Mojave Desert: A Magical Land, Sept 10 and 11

Join a ranger at the Lake Mead Visitor Sept. 10 and 11 at 11:30 and 1 p.m. to learn about the plants that call this vibrant desert home. From the creosote bush and coyote 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.

Lecture Series: Conserving America's National Parks, Sept 14

Scott Abella, assistant professor, School of Life Sciences, UNLV will be hosting a free talk at the UNLV Barrick Natural History Museum at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. He will discuss the national park centennial and the challenges and successes of conserving national parks. Visit https://www.unlv.edu/liberalarts/events, for more information.

Ranger Event: Recovery in the Park, Sept 17

Visit the National Park Service booth Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Bullhead City Community Park under the ramada for the seventh annual Recovery in the Park event in Bullhead City, Arizona. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service and learn how you can "Find Your Park." Maps and information about Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be available. Call 928-754-3272, for more information.

Ranger Chat: Outdoor Fun-A Child's Nature Perspective, Sept 17

Stop by the Lake Mead Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 17 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.

Park Event: National Public Lands Day, Sept 24

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a litter cleanup for National Public Lands Day. Volunteers are needed to clean up an area of the park that was heavily used during the summer by visitors. National Public Land Day vouchers will be provided to the first 100 volunteers who register. For more information or to pre-register, contact 702-293-8719 or LAKE_Volunteer_Coordinator@nps.gov.

Park Event: National Public Lands Day, Sept 24

Join rangers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at Pyramid Canyon, Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails, in Laughlin, Nevada, for hikes, arts and crafts, fishing, and a treasure hunt. Junior ranger booklets will be available for distribution. A ranger-led birding walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. along the Colorado River and visitors can discover how many bird species call the river home. A ranger-led interactive talk about the local history of the Colorado River and the construction of the Davis Dam will begin at 11:30 a.m. Call 928-754-3272, for more information.

Fee Free Day Sept 24

Entrance fees will be waived at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 24 in celebration of the National Public Lands Day. Fees for camping, lake use or use of concessions still apply.

Ranger Program: Starry, Starry Night Hike, Sept 24

Join ranger and learn about the dark night skies of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Explore the Historic Railroad Trail tunnels during a stroll along this old railroad bed. For more information and to register, call 702-293-8990.

Ranger Chat: National Park Treasures, Sept 25

Join a ranger on Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Lake Mead Visitor Center and learn about America's national parks. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service and learn how to "Find Your Park." Call 702-293-8990, for more information.

BBSC Las Vegas Triathlon, Oct 1

Around 600 triathletes will race though Lake Mead National Recreation Area Oct. 1 for the BBSC Las Vegas Triathlon. The race has four triathlon distance options available, Olympic, sprint, duathlon and half distance. The swim portion of the race takes place at Boulder Beach. Then, athletes will bike along Lakeshore Road and Northshore Road before transitioning onto the River Mountains Loop Trail at the Historic Railroad Trail parking lot. Visitors to Lake Mead may experience delays. During the race, the bicycle course in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is an open road. Please use caution when driving alongside cyclists. Share the road, and do not pass in no passing zones. Cyclists are reminded that they must bike in single file on the roadways. Cycling abreast is not permitted within the park. For more information on this permitted event, visit http://www.bbsctri.com/#!lasvegastriathlon/c1dal.

Tule Springs Fossil Beds Cleanup, Oct 1

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument will conduct a clean-up celebration Oct. 1. Volunteers are needed to pick up debris and trash within the park. In addition, The Protectors of Tule Springs will conduct a hike within the park. The hike begins at 8 a.m. and is optional. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. and ends at around noon. Please register by emailing e-mail us.

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Last updated: September 6, 2016

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