Tule Springs Event at the NSM Saturday July 18, 2015

NSM Tule Springs Event July 18, 2015

Please see the flier above or click here for an upcoming event this coming Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm,  organized by the Protectors of Tule Springs and the National Park Service and held at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. Please feel free to join this free event and pass on the information to those who might be interested in attending. There will be several announcements related to the future of the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.

This is not a Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild event, so please contact the Nevada State Museum with any questions.

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

309 S. Valley View Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89107

702-822-4340

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From the NPS site, http://www.nps.gov/tusk/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm:

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument was established as the 405th unit of the National Park Service Dec. 19, 2014.

It was established to “conserve, protect, interpret and enhance for the benefit of present and future generations the unique and nationally important paleontological, scientific, educational and recreational resources and values of the land.”

The monument is 22,650 acres. It is located just north of Las Vegas, Nevada, and stretches along US Highway 95 north of Aliante and Centennial Hills to Creech Air Force Base.

The paleontological period represented at Tule Springs ranges from 200,000 to 3,000 years ago. It is rich with significant paleontological resources from the ice age, including the Columbian Mammoth, extinct horses, camels and bison, and the dire wolf.

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is open during daylight hours.

Because it’s a new park, there is no visitor center, facilities or parking areas. Right now to access the park, people can park on nearby public roads in the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, and they can enter the monument on foot.

More information about Tule Springs can be found on the Protectors of Tule Springs website.

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