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Wetlands trail at Lake Mead open on weekends

The Wetlands Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is now open on weekends and holidays.

It closed Feb. 10 for construction of a new grade control structure in the Lower Las Vegas Wash. Because the construction project is taking longer than anticipated, work has been restricted to weekdays. This will allow visitors the opportunity to recreate along the trail during weekends and holidays.

The grade control structure will reduce erosion in the Las Vegas Wash to protect stability of the bridge. It also will reduce the amount of sediment transported from erosion in the wash into Lake Mead, as well as protect Lake Las Vegas Dam and outlet works.

Annual cleanup event at Callville Bay set for Saturday

Forever Resorts, in cooperation with the National Park Service and Nevada Beverage, will host its annual cleanup day Saturday at Callville Bay Resort and Marina. It’s a chance for eco-conscious individuals to come out and help clean up the marina and surrounding beach areas.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with registration. Cleanup activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

A barbecue lunch and prize drawing for registered participants will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

Volunteers should wear loose-fitted or layered clothing, closed-toed shoes, sunglasses/hat, and sunscreen. Tools and bags will be provided.

Last year, 225 volunteers picked up 5,000 pounds of litter from the shoreline and surrounding area. In the past six clean-up days at the bay, more than 26,000 pounds of debris has been collected; that’s 13 tons of trash.

To register, visit getoutdoorsnevada.org.

Sales of sesquicentennial medallions near end

Only a few opportunities remain to purchase the medallions offered by the Nevada 150 Commission to mark the state’s 150 birthday.

Through Nov. 30, there is an amnesty period allowing people to purchase any two of the first three medallions. They are priced at $150 each.

Additionally, the commission will mint a limited numbered edition of 150 sets of all four medallions made out of silver from the Coeur Rochester mine in Nevada. These sets will be enclosed in a display case and include a certificate of authenticity. Sales began Wednesday and are on a first-come, first-served basis. All orders must be received by Nov. 30 in order to be available by Dec. 15 in time for the holidays. Sets are limited to two per family at a cost of $600 each.

To order the medallions, visit www.nevadalegislature.com and click new items.

For more information, visit www.nevada150.org or call 775-687-0608.

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