The Monumental Mammoth – A Public Art Project
Southern Nevada will soon have an iconic, life-sized Columbian Mammoth sculpture, inspired by the Tule Springs National Monument. The sculpture will symbolize Nevada’s rich Pleistocene past while highlighting the importance of protecting and preserving the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, a National Park Service unit minutes away from the Las Vegas Valley.

Seventeen-year old visionary, Tahoe Mack, conceived the Monumental Mammoth for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. To bring her vision to fruition, Tahoe has partnered with two professional artists, Luis Varelo-Rico and Dana Albany, to design and build the sculpture. The project’s 501(c)(3) non-profit partner, Protectors of Tule Springs, is collaborating with Tahoe to bring this monumental sculpture to life. Tahoe and Protectors invite the Las Vegas community to participate in this public art project, which will serve as a trailhead feature that entices the public to enjoy and explore their national monument.

The designation of Tule Springs National Monument came about through the efforts of a broad coalition of community partners, who worked together over an 8-year period to save and protect these lands.  With an overall budget of $150,000, the Monumental Mammoth will require a similar community effort.

Your participation through a monetary gift or in-kind donation of goods or services, will show your commitment to the community, belief in the importance of preserving the future by protecting the past, the benefits of public lands and outdoor experiences, and the benefits of working together to achieve monumental things.

Monetary donations may be made through Paypal or by mailing a check to Protectors of Tule Springs at 517 S. 9th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

To make an in-kind commitment or get more information please contact:

Tahoe Mack
Email: doodlelove58@gmail.com
Phone:    702-466-0285
702-328-4233
Sherri Grotheer, Director
Protectors of Tule Springs
Email: SherriG@ProtectorsofTuleSprings.org
Phone:     702-591-1858

The life-sized sculpture of a Columbian Mammoth, one of the many ice age animals that roamed in this area during the Pleistocene Epoch, will stand approximately 14 feet tall. The mammoth structure will be constructed from steel and the “skin” will be made from re-purposed metal retrieved during the public cleanups of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. We anticipate the piece will travel to several art festivals before its permanent installation at a trail-head near TUSK.

Please consider a donation to support this important project for our community and our National Monument. A variety of donation opportunities, with special gifts and recognition at each level, are provided below.

DONATION LEVELS

CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT

RECOGNITION LEVEL

DONOR RECOGNITION/GIFTS

$25,000 +

(monetary or in-kind contribution)

Tusk to Tail

  • Tusk Replica Trophy for your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • VIP Reception at Art Unveiling
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

$10,000

Mega Mammoth

  • Mini Mammoth Sculpture for your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • VIP Reception at Art Unveiling
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

$5,000

TUSK Treasure

  • Mammoth Tooth Trophy for Your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • VIP Reception at Art Unveiling
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

$1,000

Mega Mammoth

  • Donor Recognition Plaque for your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

$500

Pathfinder Patron

  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

$250

Towering Tules

  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

Up to $250

Grass Roots

  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website
Protectors of Tule Springs (EIN: 45-4870553) is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Consult with your tax professional.