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Protectors of Tule Springs Will Be Guest Speakers at Midbar Kodesh Temple Hazak Oct. 16 Meeting
Published on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 (10:37 a.m.)Jill DeStefano, President and founder of the Protectors of Tule Springs, and Helen Mortenson, President of the Ice Age Park Foundation, a group dedicated to the development of a scientific center and repository for the Fossil Beds National Monument, will be the guest speakers at Midbar Kodesh Temple's Hazak program at 7:00 pm on October 16 at the synagogue. Ms. DeStefano, who currently teaches preschool special education for the Clark County School District founded the citizen group in 2006 to advocate for the protection of the Upper Las Vegas Wash, known as Tule Springs. She holds masters degrees in Business and Special Education. Ms. Mortenson, who has received numerous awards for her activism on behalf of archaeological and historical sites in Nevada is a past president of the Archaeo-Nevada Society and the Nevada Archeological Association. She discovered the Nevada ground sloth in Devil's Cave which is now on display in the Nevada State Museum.