Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We want you to be the first to hear the exciting news! What started out as a small movement fueled by passionate lovers of Red Rock is now a 501c3 nonprofit that was just voted by the Las Vegas Sun as Las Vegas’ Best Environmental Effort of 2019. Thanks to you for all of your support—from volunteering and donating, to wearing the red shirts and testifying—together we’ve been able to accomplish much for our beloved canyon.
We wish we could say the threat is behind us, but as we all know, Red Rock Canyon is as vulnerable as she is beautiful. The top 3 most pressing issues we are working on right now are the Gypsum Resources bankruptcy and new mining areas, the critically high lead toxicity in Lovell Canyon, and the problem of traffic back up and safety on the Scenic Byway 159.
In working closely with local and federal delegations, we have learned that in order to most effectively combat these threats, we must demonstrate official staffing and membership support. This is why we are launching our first-ever Save Red Rock membership campaign.
We would like to invite you personally to join the team to Save Red Rock! We have individual and corporate memberships available for any amount. Please see membership form at the link below to sign up.
Again, thank you for all your help over the years. Together we have been able to move mountains, and together we will continue to be able to move (developers off of) mountains!
The Save Red Rock Board of Directors
Heather Fisher, President
Sheila Billingsley, Treasurer
Pauline Van Betten, Executive Director
Trent Billingsley, Secretary
- Overcrowding at Scenic Loop and Scenic Byway
- Gypsum Resources in bankruptcy, current liens on undisturbed mining claims in the scenic loop view shed
- Private land (300 acres) owned by Rhodes adjacent to the plant on 159 for current and future sale for housing development
- Red Rock booming visitation and the BLM’s inability to react quickly to make needed improvements
Lead levels in Lovell Canyon 30X higher toxicity than the accepted EPA safety level
- Gypsum Resources filed another lawsuit against Clark County
- Concurrent open camping and shooting in Lovell Canyon (problem solved! See Lovell Canyon)
What we’ve accomplished
- Stopped high density non-conforming development on Blue Diamond Hill
- Secured $11 million in funding to kick start the Red Rock Legacy Bike Path
- Removed 700 acres designated for development adjacent to Red Rock from the Clark County Lands Bill
- Installed range fencing and reduced speed limit on SR 159
- Secured private corporate funding to help clean up Lovell Canyon
- Became a trusted partner to our Congressional delegation and County Commissioners
- Prohibited commercial trucking on Red Rock Scenic Byway
- Protecting Red Rock from development exploitation
- Removing private inholdings and BLM disposal lands from within NCA boundaries
- Building a world class multi-use paved bike trail through Red Rock
- Working with the US Forest Service to increase public safety in Lovell Canyon
- Fostering strong relations with our elected officials
- Preserving Red Rock and its surrounding areas for future generations