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LAS VEGAS (March 30, 2017) – The Save Red Rock (SRR) petition, created by the non-profit organization, continues to spark an outpouring of support as it surpassed more than 50,000 signatures by concerned citizens nationwide to preserve and protect the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA).
Save Red Rock also urges community members and leaders to be a voice to help protect Nevada’s natural treasures from development this Friday, March 31, at 8:00 a.m. as Assembly Bill 277 is introduced into Las Vegas by attending the hearing. AB 277, sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Yeager, will protect national conservation areas by restricting local governments from enacting development plans of certain lands located within any national conservation area, national recreation area or adjacent lands, including Red Rock Canyon. This proposed bill is created to protect the staples of Nevada’s natural heritage and conservation areas like Black Rock Desert, Red Rock Canyon, Tule Springs, and Sloan Canyon.
Save Red Rock encourages the community to show its support for public lands by attending the hearing in Las Vegas or the video conference in Northern Nevada:
WHEN: Friday, March 31
TIME: 8 a.m.
Grant Sawyer Office Building
555 E. Washington Ave.
Las Vegas, Nev., Room 4401
401 S. Carson Street
Carson City, Nev.
Video-Conferenced to Room 3143
“This bill is a blessing, not only for Red Rock Canyon, but for all of our state’s national treasures. It is written in a sensitive way to protect existing neighborhoods and homebuilders, and to preserve our state’s most beautiful natural attractions at the same time. Of course, I am most excited about what it can do for Red Rock Canyon. Since this bill doesn’t take away any property rights, it’s a solid, fair and well-written piece of legislation that should be able to stand for future generations to come.” explains Heather Fisher, SRR president.
Upcoming Save Red Rock Dates:
- April 8 – Lovell Canyon Clean Up, 10:00 a.m.
- April 18 – Court Hearing on SRR’s Motion to Amend Counterclaim – Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave., Courtroom 14A, 14 Floor, 9:00 a.m.
Supporters are continued to encouraged to advocate and support SRR by signing the petition, emailing their County Commissioners and donating to the cause at www.SaveRedRock.com.
About Save Red Rock
Save Red Rock Canyon CDC is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Natural Resource Values of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This group of concerned citizens work to preserve the safety, serenity, and scenic nature of Red Rock Canyon. They strive to protect the rural character and prioritize recreational and environmental needs over other uses not conducive to the primary uses as determined for the canyon area. For more information visit www.SaveRedRock.com or connect with Save Red Rock on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Jennifer Bradley, [email protected], 702.234.9385