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Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

Open House to Discuss Transportation Improvements at Red Rock

 

A Thursday meeting at Red Rock Canyon will focus on improving transportation options in the popular recreation area.

Vote for Your Favorite Park to Win Thousands

Vote for Your Favorite Park to Win Thousands

Coca-Cola wants to give thousands of dollars to America's favorite park.

The company is teaming with the National Park Foundation, America's State Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association for the second annual America Is Your Park contest. The idea is for families to head into the great outdoors and enjoy state and local parks then vote for their favorite. The park with the most votes will get a $100,000 grant for improvements. You have until September 6 to submit your vote at LivePositively.com.  

Last year the title of America's Favorite Park went to Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely, Minnesota. Officials there were able to use the grant to build a warming hut for people enjoying winter sports. 

Pedestrian Bridge Nears Completion

 A pedestrian bridge that will take people over busy Lake Mead Boulevard at Tenaya Way is nearly complete.

The bridge is part of the multi-million dollar trail project in southern Nevada. The project connects current separate trails around the Las Vegas Valley into 20 miles of continuous trails from the northwest to the southeast. The bridge at Lake Mead Boulevard and Tenaya Way is part of the Lone Mountain Trail. A pedestrian bridge was also completed over Cheyenne. Besides installing bridges over busy roads the project has also added better footpaths, improved lighting and fences where the trail follows the Buffalo flood control channel.

The money for the project was provided by the Bureau of Land Management's sale of public land. In all the project has cost $4.7 million.   

Studying Fire Danger at Mt. Charleston

Studying Fire Danger at Mt. Charleston

Photos from a visit to Mt. Charleston with a UNLV professor studying fire danger.

Students Plant Trees to Mark Arbor Day

Las Vegas Councilman Steve Wolfson and Fertitta Middle School students participated Thursday in an Arbor Day Foundation tree planting ceremony at All American Park, located at Buffalo Drive and Oakey Boulevard.

The ceremony was held to coincide with Arbor Day, which is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care, marked on the last Friday in April. The city was also recognized for being a Tree City USA for 19 years because of its program to care for community trees.

Wolfson was joined by Mark Blankensop, regional forester from the Nevada Division of Forestry; Victoria Fertitta Middle School Principal Lisa Campbell; and students from the middle school for the ceremony. The students and guests planted five trees at the park during the ceremony. The students took part in an afternoon of fun activities afterward. 

Cleanups Mark Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week

Cleanups Mark Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week

The first week of May marks Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week throughout the state and cleanup activities are planned in conjunction.

The Clark County Fire Department is partnering with local, federal and state agencies to support the effort.

Input Needed for Public Lands Projects

Input Needed for Public Lands Projects

The public comment period for preliminary recommendations for the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) Round 12 expenditures will continue through April 29.

The SNPLMA funds are generated from the sale of public land in the Las Vegas Valley.

The recommendations include expenditures of approximately $8 million, including a $1.5 million set aside for a Special Account Reserve, and $6.5 million for a variety of conservation, restoration, and improvement projects throughout Nevada in the following categories:

  • Parks, Trails & Natural Areas - $1,319,222
  • Capital Improvements - $753,105
  • Conservation Initiatives - $1,641,671
  • Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisitions - $307,900
  • Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention -  $1,412,800
  • Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project - $996,100
  • Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan - $42,000

The recommendations