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Park celebrates National Public Lands Day

As part of Saturday’s National Public Lands Day observance, visitors will be offered free admission to Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Additionally, the day’s activities will include a cleanup program with rangers. The effort will focus on an area of of the park that was heavily used during the summer. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but anyone younger than 18 will need a parental approval form signed by a parent or guardian.

The first 100 volunteers will receive a National Public Lands Day coupon that will give them one-time free access to a public land on a different date.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the cleanup starts at 9 a.m.

For details or to register in advance, call 702-293-8714 or email Nancy_Bernad@nps.gov.

Also on Saturday, rangers will be at Pyramid Canyon, Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails in Laughlin from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a variety of activities, including hikes, arts and crafts, fishing, a live animal exhibit and treasure hunt.

At 10:30 a.m. rangers will present an informative talk on the local history of the Colorado River and the construction of Davis Dam. At 11:30 a.m. a ranger will discuss native plants and their uses. Call 702-293-8990 for more information.

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