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Myrtle Tate Elementary Welcomes Desert Tortoise With Grand Opening of New Desert Tortoise Habitat

Jul 10, 2001

Nevada Power
Contact: Sonya Headen
Phone: (702) 367-5222

For Immediate Release

Myrtle Tate Elementary will welcome their first desert tortoise into their newly completed desert tortoise habitat. The tortoise,"Myrtle Tate Kate", is being adopted from the Tortoise Group. Volunteers from Nevada Power, Native Resources Nevada, the Tortoise Group and the Clark County School District worked for 9 months to complete the tortoise habitat on Myrtle Tate's front lawn.

Myrtle Tate Elementary Student Assembly
Thursday, July 12
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Myrtle Tate Elementary
2450 N. Lincoln Road

Myrtle Tate staff members and students will get the chance to meet"Kate" during a student assembly and then participate as she enters her environmental classroom. The habitat will provide Myrtle Tate students the opportunity to study the desert tortoise for years to come.