Archaeology and Citizen Stewardship
Join Friends as we welcome Katie Hoffman, Archaeologist for The Nevada Site Stewardship Program of the State Historic Preservation Office as our July speaker. Katie will present short video introduction to the Nevada Site Stewardship Program. During her interactive chat she will have hands-on artifact show-and-tell, a dive into what to expect as a Site Steward and a question and answer session. Come learn more about how to help protect historic Nevada!
Nevada has a rich and intriguing past, including more than 10,000 years of cultural history and 540 million years of paleontological deposits. As Nevada’s population continues to press into public lands, it is more important than ever to protect Nevada’s cultural and paleontological resources from vandalism, looting, natural damage, and other inadvertent activities. Federal, state and local government land managers need your help to monitor and protect these resources so they can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
The Nevada Site Stewardship Program (NSSP) is a state-run organization of volunteers that share a commitment to the preservation of archaeological (at least 100 years old), historic (at least 50 years old), and paleontological resources. The NSSP provides an opportunity for concerned citizens to visit these sites on a quarterly basis and report the condition of these resources to land managers.
We will see you there!
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.
Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
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