On November 12th, 2013 we met at the Aliante Library. Our guest speakers included North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Vinny Spotleson (Senator Reid's office), and Congressman's Horsford's Chief of Staff Rodney Emery. Each told us that the Monument legislation is working it's way through the Senate and House committees and hopefully will be in the "mark-up" stage soon. We hope to see it voted on sometime next year. Continue contacting legislators and urging them to get this done.
Also, speaking was Timothy O'Brien, President of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon. He explained their group's extensive committee opportunities and they support the BLM Red Rock National Conservation Area. He gave us great ideas for our future support of the National Park Service Monument. NEXT MEETING FEBRUARY 25TH!!!
NEVADA'S DELEGATION STEPS UP TO THE PLATE
AT THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS
THE ENTIRE NEVADA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TESTIFIED AT THE RECENT HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS HEARINGS ASKING THAT THE COMMITTEE MOVE THE LAS VEGAS PUBLIC LANDS AND TULE SPRINGS NATIONAL MONUMENT LEGISLATION FORWARD. VIEW THE ATTACHED TESTIMONY HERE:
Review Journal 10/03/2013 http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/government/southern-nevada-leaders-make-pitch-tule-springs-national-monument
Review Journal 11/14/2012 http://www.lvrj.com/news/site-stewards-safeguard-ice-age-treasures-in-upper-las-vegas-wash-179224531.html
Review Journal November, 2012 http://www.lvrj.com/view/tule-springs-moniker-evokes-park-s-earlier-days-177422801.html
Review Journal - Tule Springs Preservation Centerpiece of Sweeping Las Vegas Lands Bill
A new national park would help Nevada
Rare Collection of Fossils Promoted for National Monument
Six foot Mammoth Tusk Unveiled