“I don’t like anything outdoors because videogames are better,” said Esteban, a young boy who attended the event with Families in Nature, who then spent most of the event having fun on a canoe, paddleboard and kayak.
A few hours outdoors can broaden the viewpoint of new nature lovers. Activities on the water are endless opportunities to explore.
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As America’s most diverse national recreation area, Lake Mead offers the opportunity for people to hike, boat, camp and fish, among many other fun activities. Throughout my time roving, I’ve witnessed people enjoying their adventure on the beaches, kayaking on the lake, and cooking by the picnic areas.
On holiday weekends like Memorial Day and Independence Day, many people come … Read more
As July fourth approaches the town begins to slowly shift in anticipation. Red, white and blue decor begins to fill the whimsical shop facades, brightening up the already quirky main street. The city, eager for the 69th annual Damboree Celebration to kick off, set up the challenge and privilege for me to bring to life a design that highlights … Read more
What does safety mean to you?
While we know it is important to protect and conserve land, we can’t forget about ourselves in the process. Reaching a goal or leading a cause takes time, energy and effort to develop and grow; it relies on happy and healthy individuals to keep it going. But individuals can only unite and form strong … Read more
During the past several weeks with the Latino Heritage Internship program and doing outreach with the local organization Winchester Cultural Center, I have been able to experience, engage and impart a passion for change and conservation to the community in a very unique way. I realized what truly drives my desire to do this work.
I remember when I was … Read more
Within my first week, I’ve met some of the management team in the office and rangers at the park. The people in the office are working, behind the scenes, on planning and strategy for the park. The people working at the park have a first-hand contact with the park visitors and the landscape.
Some days I’m sitting in an office … Read more
The beginning of any great adventure starts when you let go of your routine, surrender to a new path and embrace the great experiences that lie ahead. The small quaint town of Boulder is one filled with history and beauty. As I drove in, the early morning sun would beam down reflecting upon the deep blue waters of the … Read more
Hello, everyone! I’m Cecilia Arteaga. I am one of two interns at Lake Mead National Recreational Area as part of the 2017 Latino Heritage Internship Program. As Communications Specialists under the Public Affairs department, some of what we’ll be working on is developing a communications plan for the Hispanic community of Lake Mead, creating or translating helpful signage in Spanish, … Read more
(For this week’s blog I decided to share the follow up story that I wrote for Latino Conservation Week. Also, I would like to thank all the volunteers and organizers because without them this day would not have been possible).
***BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Park rangers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area held a tamarisk clean-up event July 22 in … Read more
As Latino Conservation Week kicks off, we have everything prepared and ready to go here at Lake Mead. We had the opportunity to go out and give a brief presentation about the rafting trip, to the group of volunteers that will be joining us this Friday. Some of the things we touched upon during the presentation were safety points, tentative … Read more