I attended at a legislative hearing in April, and several Save Red Rock supporters came together to support our neighbors to the north in Mt. Charleston who were trying to see that Mt. Charleston receive protections similar to the Red Rock Overlay District. My testimony was just one small soundbyte among many who were passionate about keeping the Mountain pristine. We are so glad to see that protections found in the Red Rock Overlay District may now be enjoyed by Mt. Charleston lovers as well. Here is a letter from the Northwest Citizens for Responsible Growth:
AB 352 IS LAW!
Thank you to anyone and everyone who sent an email or made a call on behalf of AB352. This bill protects over 350,000 acres of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area from the kind of development that we see in the Valley.
It allows this area to be what it is intended to be; a place of recreation, beauty and escape.
Thank you Assemblyman Harry Mortsenson for your dedicated and staunch sponsorship and support for this bill;
Thank you to Scot Rutledge from Nevada Conservation League for lending us Kyle; our eyes an ears through the process;
Thank you Jane Feldman for testifying and lending your fiery energy to our cause;
Thank you Senator Cegavske and Senator Carlton for your watchful eye. I can promise you this group will be here when the time comes for the Boy Scouts to try to turn their 1,200 acres into something not compatible with this bill. We will be here to help you fight such a move;
Thank you Mount Charleston team, all of you, for accepting this challenge. And through thick and thin stuck together!
Thank you to the NWRRG members who wrote a letter or sent an email. We need to grow our numbers and our cause, because nothing is more powerful that an engaged citizenry.
In closing, being 1/4 Native American, I tend toward Native American proverbs:
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb
I am proud to say, AB352 has proven we are borrowing in good faith!
“You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.” John H. Holcomb