National Public Lands Day 2014 In Nevada

Southern Nevadans were busy on Sept. 27 volunteering for National Public Lands Day.

Three projects were hosted by Friends of Nevada Wilderness, all aimed at restoring the natural environment on public lands all across the Las Vegas Valley.

At Corn Creek on the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, 21 volunteers from MGM grand and the community spread 75 pounds of native seed species across an old pasture.

In the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area 31 volunteers from REI and the community worked in Kyle Canyon, doing their part to help the mountain recover from last summer’s Carpenter 1 Fire.
In the outskirts of Rainbow Mountain Wilderness near Red Rock Canyon, 17 volunteers from the Nevada Conservation Corps, MGM Resorts, and members of the community spent their morning naturalizing 550 feet of an old route that extended into the Wilderness.

Founded in 1984, Friends of Nevada Wilderness has helped protect over 3 million acres of Nevada’s wild lands by leading efforts in the expansion or designation of all 68 wildernesses in the state, including the creation of Mt. Charleston Wilderness.

Original article by Rebecca Lewis.

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