|Do horticulture, hiking and topographical map reading tweak your interest? Right here in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the National Park Service would love your help as a Seed Collection Volunteer. Learn to identify native plants, how to “hand pull” and bag seeds properly, oh, and you need to be able to decipher a topographical map! Once you hike and collect, a report is completed. Your help is needed every Saturday in June.
If boating is more up your alley, Water Safety Volunteers are also needed from June through October. With the right skills and training, you might serve as a Deck Hand, Boat Operator or provide information and assistance on the Launch Ramps.
During the fall, volunteers are needed to help with Event Logistics, including set up/break down, and assisting National Park Service Staff. Nancy Bernard is the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Volunteer Program Manager. Nancy will be delighted to answer your questions and get you signed up at 293-8714, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Pat Nixon was born here in 1912! Where, you ask? Why, Ely of course. With about 4900 residents, Ely sits at 6435 feet above sea level, so during the hundred ‘n stupid dog days of summer, Ely is wonderfully refreshing and especially cool in the evenings. Only 265 miles north on Highway 93, lots of outdoor recreation opportunities include fishing and golf at their no Tee Time required 18 hole golf course. Local fishing tips are available from Sports World; local activity tips are available from the White Pine County and Tourism Board at 800-496-9350 or elynevada.net. Be sure to ride the famous Ghost Train, visit spectacular Great Basin National Park, and enjoy outdoor murals throughout the town. Hotel Nevada downtown, opened in 1929, and until sometime in the 1940s, at 6 stories, was the tallest building in Nevada, and considered Nevada’s first “fireproof” structure. Wow, have times changed!