NVFCP's first Pastries for Preservation was a success. Participants met at the picnic area for Red Springs, part of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. They were treated to hot coffee and tea as well as mini donuts, muffins, and cinnamon rolls among other snacks. Dr. Kevin Rafferty, Professor Emeritus from the College of Southern Nevada provided a great overview of the archaeological studies conducted in the area and his findings from reviewing that research and relocating collections of artifacts.
We then went on a short stroll along the .5 mile boardwalk. Along the rock face, Executive Director, Rayette Martin joined Dr. Rafferty in pointing out the various petroglyph panels visible from the boardwalk. We returned to the picnic area for more discussion and snacks before ending our morning outing.
NVFCP hopes to host more Pastries for Preservation with snacks and a guided tour or hike. Keep a look out for more events!
(photo: Rayette grabbing a snack before the event gets started.)