TULE SPRINGS TO COMMEMORATE SECOND YEAR BY SIGNING AGREEMENT

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Date: December 15, 2016

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

TULE SPRINGS FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT News Release

For Immediate Release: Dec 15, 2016
Release No.: 2016-06
Contact: 702-250-3439

TULE SPRINGS TO COMMEMORATE SECOND YEAR BY SIGNING AGREEMENT

LAS VEGAS -- Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is celebrating its second anniversary Dec. 19 with the signing of an exchange agreement.

Jon Burpee, superintendent, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, will preside over the event. Special remarks will be provided by North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee; Shannon Raborn, representing U.S. Sen. Harry Reid; and Brian Ragsdale, representing the Villages at Tule Springs.

"Collaborative partnerships such as this are essential to the growth of our region and state, and I’m thrilled to be working with the National Park Service, Protectors of Tule Springs and the Villages at Tule Springs to make the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument more accessible to our growing number of residents and visitors," North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said. "This historical site is a unique asset that we in North Las Vegas are extremely proud of, and we are excited to share it with the world."

The exchange agreement will help Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument manage the expected increase in visitation to the park associated with the planned community, the Villages at Tule Springs.

WHEN:
2:30- 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19

WHERE:
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, off North Aliante Parkway and West Grand Teton Drive

Take Interstate 215 to Aliante Parkway. Head north past Aliante Casino. Take a right at the gate onto Grand Teton Drive. Park along roadside at the end of the road. 

WHO:
Speakers include:
  • Jon Burpee, superintendent, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
  • John Lee, North Las Vegas mayor
  • Shannon Raborn, representing U.S. Sen. Harry Reid
  • Brian Ragsdale, representing The Villages at Tule Springs
RSVP:
Media interested in attending must respond to this advisory by 9 a.m. Dec. 19 at chelsea_kennedy@nps.gov or 702-250-3439. The event will begin at 3 p.m. and will conclude around 3:30 p.m. Interviews will be available at the end of the event.

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Last updated: December 15, 2016

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