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
It was Memorial Day weekend and my first activity at the park was a rafting trip down the Colorado River the morning after I arrived to Las Vegas. I was extremely excited and full of energy to have such an adventurous start to my internship. For the first time in 22 years, I had the opportunity to explore the outdoors … Read more
As the days go by I continue falling in love with this park. Every time I go down to the lake I cannot emphasize how beautiful Lake Mead looks. The various shades of brown to red boulder mountains allow the lake’s rich turquoise blue color to stand out miles away. Without a doubt, I cannot get tired of admiring how … Read more
I still remember as if it were yesterday… It was my first day back from spending winter break in mi Mexico lindo y querido and I came back to reality: my last semester of my undergraduate career. I was still unsure of what my plans would be after graduation. It was not until I first saw a 2016 Latino Heritage … Read more