Save Lake Mead
Lake Mead Needs Your Help,
Concerned Boater / Moorage Customer / Lake Mead User / Enjoyer of Lake Mead NRA:
WHAT’S GOING ON
The National Park Service (NPS) and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) are planning for future management and use of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Last fall, both organizations sought public comment on a series of questions and held several public meetings.
Now, thanks to the NPS, your voice was heard. Together, we expressed concerns about access to launch ramps and marinas, the future of motorized boating, current concessions and commercial services, infrastructure, visitor experiences, etc.
The NPS read through your comments and drafted 3 alternative plans to help support recreation at Lake Mead. Alternative 1 is the preferred plan.
The NPS hosted 3 public informational meetings in July. Now, the public is urged to submit a comment on Alternative 1. Public comment closes August. 4th.
To answer some of your most common concerns:
- – The marinas are not closing. Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Lake Mead Marina, Callville Bay and Temple Bar all have low water contingency plans.
- – Although we prefer higher water, Lake Mead at 1,045-foot elevation is still the largest man-made reservoir in the country, with Lake Powell right behind it. This lake level actually allows for better beaches.
- – The BoatingLakeMead team has started a coalition with other boat dealers to help fight for what we all love.
We, as boaters, must come together to have our voices heard. Boating is essential and access needs to be maintained now and in the future.
WHAT CAN I DO?
In addition to #1 and #2 above, you can also:
- 3. Ask friends and family to help support Alternative 1.
- 4. If you have connections, use them! Make calls, and bring this concern to the forefront of their workday.
- 5. Share this issue on social media. You can easily share our posts. Be sure to use the hashtag #SaveLakeMead.
To read Las Vegas Boat Harbor’s official comments, click here.
REACH OUT TO OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES
Please email and call our Senators’ Offices:
- – Senator Catherine Cortez Masto || Contact here: https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/contact
- – Senator Jacky Rosen || Contact here: https://www.rosen.senate.gov/email-jacky/
To reach out to Congresswomen and Congressmen, you must have an address in their district or use an address in their district:
- – Congresswoman Dina Titus – CD 1 – occupies most of Nevada’s largest city, Las Vegas, as well as parts of North Las Vegas and parts of unincorporated Clark County. Contact here: https://titus.house.gov/contact/
- – Congresswoman Susie Lee – CD 3 – occupies area south of Las Vegas, including Henderson, Boulder City and much of unincorporated Clark County. Contact here: https://susielee.house.gov/
- – Congressman Steven Horsford – CD4 – includes North LV – Occupies central portion of the state, it includes most of northern Clark County, southern Lyon County and all of Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye and White Pine counties. Contact here: https://horsford.house.gov/address_authentication?form=/contact
- – Congressman Mark Amodei – cd 2 – Northern NV rep – occupies the northern third of the state. It includes most of Lyon County, all of Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe counties, as well as the state capital, Carson City. Contact here: https://amodei.house.gov/
Contact our Governor & Incoming Governor Elect:
Please help save Lake Mead! Click, write and attend. Your voice matters.
- Havasu News / Las Vegas Review-Journal – 12/24/22: Public Gets More Time to Comment on Lake Mead Boating Plan
- News 3 LV – 12/20/22: Coalition Groups Emerge as Lake Mead Public Comment Period Will Close This Week
- Las Vegas Review-Journal – 12/17/22: See Article Here
- Las Vegas Review-Journal – 12/16/22: Dozens of Boaters Take to the Strip to Protest Possible Lake Mead Ramp Closures
- 8 News Now – 12/16/22: Boat Rally on Strip Protests Potential Lake Mead Launch Closures
- Fox5 KVVU – 12/14/22: Local Businesses Launch Campaign to Save Access to Lake Mead
- News 3 LV – 11/29/22: NPS Releases Possible Plans to Address Future Launch Ramps & Marinas at Lake Mead