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Lake Mead's OZ Crew

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Come enjoy a fun and free volunteer day with your co-workers, friends, or family on Lake Mead! Help protect the park and the environment by volunteering as an OZ CREW - Operation Zero, Citizens Removing and Eliminating Waste. Through this program, groups can assemble a team of 6 to 10 adventurous volunteers to spend a half day on the lake, experience a boat voyage as National Park Service volunteers, and help combat the litter problem at Lake Mead. OZ Crew outings provide a great opportunity for groups to work as a team in a unique setting, helping to protect the environment, wildlife, and our water.

OZ CREW volunteers will meet in the morning, receive an overview and instructions for the day, and depart aboard the OZ Boat, traveling towards a selected cove that is accessible only by boat. Volunteers will then pick up and bag litter for approximately two hours, reconvene as a group at their newly cleaned cove, and then journey back to the launch site.

During the clean-up and boat travel time, the OZ CREW will have an opportunity to explore the area and enjoy the majestic scenery at Lake Mead. The voyage will end early in the afternoon when the volunteers return to the launch site and dispose the bags of trash they collected.

OZ CREW voyages are available during the fall and spring on weekdays and weekends. A group leader organizes a crew of 6 to 10 co-workers, family members, or friends and works with Lake Mead volunteer program staff to schedule and prepare for the outing. Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and be in good physical condition to hike short distances and collect litter. Park Service staff will provide all necessary equipment for the litter clean-up, but volunteers must bring their own lunch and snacks, plenty of water, appropriate attire, and any personal gear.

Please contact us for more information and to sign up for an OZ CREW voyage.

All local, state and federal COVID-19 requirements will be followed.

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About Lake Mead National Recreation Area


601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005, US

Mission Statement


Lake Mead Volunteer-in-Parks Program integrates volunteers in all areas of park operations, building capacity and support through a meaningful park experience for a well trained volunteer work force.


Lake Mead Volunteer-in-Parks Program involves individuals and groups in the preservation and enhancement of the park’s natural and cultural resources and recreational opportunities in an atmosphere of respect and collaboration.


Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) are Very Important People to Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA)! Volunteers contribute their time and energy to help us to protect the magnificent natural and cultural areas entrusted to us, the National Park Service. Volunteers go home with a sense of pride of having participated in something worthwhile. If you want to be part of protecting this precious public land, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is that national park!

Lake Mead Volunteers are essential to the park’s commitment to the visitor and the resources since they support all aspects of operations. Lake Mead NRA has 4700 volunteers who donate over 120,000 hours to the park operations each year. All the work volunteers accomplish could not ever be done by park staff alone. They make a huge difference!

Volunteers assist us in many areas of the park’s operations. Here are just a few ways:

  • Monitoring the encroachment of non-native species on native species habitat
  • Seed collection
  • Monitoring cultural site
  • Public programs
  • Hike leaders
  • Visitor center ambassadors
  • Environmental education
  • Campground maintenance
  • Campground hosts
  • Administrative duties
  • Boating safety
  • Litter removal
  • Trail watch
  • Adopt-a-cove

Come and be part of a team of volunteers that helps us every day in full filling our mission to serve the visitors and protect the resources.



Wed Oct 06, 2021 - Sat Nov 13, 2021
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM


601 Nevada WayBoulder City, NV 89005



  • Water Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • One day for 6 hours
  • Organized groups - co-workers, family, friends. You must assemble a team of 4 -6 people.

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