Sierra Club - Southern Nevada Group3828 Meadows LaneLas Vegas, NV89107
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020, the Sierra Club – Southern Nevada Group invites you to write an essay or create a piece of art on the theme:
"What Earth Day Means to Me."
With $2020 in cash prizes,the contest is open to Clark County, Nevada residents of all ages. No fee to participate; no purchase required. The extended deadline for entries is March 28, 2020. Details at tinyurl.com/contest50-newdeadline. #EarthDay50... See MoreSee Less
Spring Mountain Ranch State ParkLas Vegas, NV89004
Challenge yourself to ten beautiful miles at sunrise Saturday, October 12th. The Red Rock Canyon 10 Mile Challenge, benefiting Save Red Rock, promises a fast, beautiful course and a great finish line experience. Enjoy the beauty of Red Rock Canyon as you run from Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, mostly downhill along SR 159, to West Career and Technical Academy. Try your hand at a new distance, use this as a warm-up for Rock-n-Roll, savor the negative splits and appreciate the majesty that is Red Rock Canyon. Grab a friend and register today!
October 11 UPDATE: Online registration is closed, but you can still join the Red Rock 10 Mile Challenge if you sign up at West Tech the morning of. Bring $110 cash and come early! The one way shuttle buses leave the academy at 5:30a.m. The 10 mile race/fun run starts at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and ends at the academy where your car and a fun post race expo await you.
More information: www.bristlecone-events.com/rr10... See MoreSee Less
This Thursday, October 3, Congresswoman Susie Lee will join David Wiens, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and Executive Director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), and members of Save Red Rock for a morning mountain bike ride through the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Save Red Rock will also host a press conference prior to the bike ride to discuss the protection of public lands like Red Rock Canyon and Congresswoman Lee’s work to secure funding for conservation programs in Southern Nevada through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Congresswoman Susie Lee, Leaders of Save Red Rock
David Wiens, President, International Mountain Bicycling Association, Members of the Southern Nevada Mountain Bike Association, Las Vegas Cyclery, Escape Adventures
WHEN: Thursday, October 3 - Press conference at 7 am, Bike ride at 7:30 am
WHAT: Press conference at the trailhead followed by mountain bike ride. To join the bike ride, please RSVP to [email protected]
WHERE: Late Night Trail
Drive west on Nevada State Rd. 160, past 159 Red Rock Canyon Scenic Byway (do not turn right at the 159/160 junction). Proceed 5 miles straight ahead on 160 until you reach Late Night Trailhead on the right.
WHY: As Congress finalizes its budget for the upcoming year, funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (hailed as America’s best conservation program) hangs in the balance.... See MoreSee Less
John Cutter Las Vegas11770 W Charleston BlvdLas Vegas, NV89135
Join the cycling community as we celebrate the life of a great cycling spirit. Our dear friend, Lee "Flash" Gordon, passed away peacefully in his home on June 2, after a 13-year battle with cancer. Doctors thought it would have taken him 10 years ago and most of us didn't even know about it. This is a testament to his unbelievable courage, strength and positivity. He was always a joy to be around. Lee's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donation are made to SRR's project to build the Red Rock Legacy Trail and improve cycling safety. An account has been set up in Lee's honor. saveredrock.com/lee-gordon/ Starting from John Cutter's on W. Charleston, we will ride to Blue Diamond and do a toast in his honor at the park across from the cafe.... See MoreSee Less
Ride with the children to school on National Ride My Bike to School Day. Start at Las Vegas Cyclery and ride with the kids to Ober Elementary School. We will meet at 7am and depart to the school at 8am.
Clark County Government Center, Commission Chambers500 S. Grand Central ParkwayLas Vegas, NV89155
Get out your Red Rock red and join us as we continue to fight to Save Red Rock at the Clark County Commissioners' meeting Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 9 a.m. with a press conference at 8:30 a.m. in front of the county building (500 S. Grand Central Parkway).
The Commissioners will vote on whether to approve or deny Gypsum Resources’ application items and development plan for a community overlooking and surrounded by Red Rock Canyon.
Sharing is caring so please share this event with your friends! Save Red Rock urges the public to:
1. Attend the meeting wearing Red Rock red
2. Sign the petition (www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-red-rock-final/)
3. Send a letter to your Clark County Commissioner asking them to preserve Red Rock Canyon! (Link to letter: www.saveredrock.com/promises)
Donations to Save Red Rock are also encouraged.... See MoreSee Less
Life Time Athletic - Summerlin10721 W Charleston BlvdLas Vegas, NV89135
A rare and important cycling opportunity to make a difference, C.A.R.E. is a road bike ride and mountain bike ride riding separately, but ending together to promote complete streets, trail preservation, and cycling advocacy and awareness with our elected officials. Come speak to your representatives who will be there to hear your concerns and let them know that #bikelivesmatter.
If you can't come, you can still help by joining or signing the following petitions:
www.snvbc.org... See MoreSee Less
Clark County Government Center500 South Grand Central ParkwayLas Vegas, NV89155
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
RED ROCK WON!
Do Not go the the meeting tomorrow (unless you just like going to meetings). The development agenda items will not be heard. Susan Brager called me today and said that they have been pulled by the applicant. Thank you to all of you for the thousands of phone calls and emails, and especially to those of you in this group, because that means that you are extra dedicated and committed to going to the meeting. It takes a lot to take off work and prepare a speech and drive downtown and dedicate a whole morning to this. Thank you so much. As stressful as these situations are, it is so worth it to see how much people like you love and care for Red Rock Canyon. She is something we all share in common and want to protect.
Thanks again for your dedication,
Sincerely Yours, For Red Rock, Forever,
Heather Fisher, President,
Save Red Rock
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2018
COMMISSIONER BRAGER STANDS BY HER CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL AND GYPSUM RESOURCES SUBMITS A REQUEST TO HOLD THE RED ROCK DEVELOPMENT AGENDA ITEMS
LAS VEGAS, NV (December 4, 2018) –Clark County Commissioner, Susan Brager, today informed Save Red Rock that the Gypsum Resources development request will not be heard on tomorrow’s agenda. Susan Brager is the Commissioner over District F which includes the Red Rock Canyon area.
“We are so grateful to Commissioner Brager for listening to her constituents,” said Heather Fisher, President of Save Red Rock, adding, “Thousands of phone calls and emails were sent to all the Commissioners asking them to keep their promises and protect Red Rock Canyon, and today Susan Brager said she would stand true to her word.”
Save Red Rock also thanks Commission Chairman, Steve Sisolak, for taking a stand for Red Rock in his support of the hold.
“Protecting our vital open spaces, scenic treasures and irreplaceable resources has always been, and will always be, among my highest priorities. I will oppose waiving these conditions. Moreover, the voters of Clark County will have spoken and elected two new Commissioners, and a third will be appointed, to be seated in January. I will not be a party to a lame-duck vote on such an important matter and I support allowing the next iteration of the County Commission being granted the opportunity to weigh in on this issue.”
Without waivers of conditions, the specific development plan cannot move forward until conditions are met. The applicant agreed to hold his requests in a letter to Commissioner Brager.
For more information visit www.saveredrock.com.
Contact: Lisa Mayo-DeRiso | Mayo & Associates | [email protected]
EVENT INFO (BEFORE IT WAS CANCELED)
Jim Rhodes' developer will be presenting his plan to build thousands of houses and businesses on a mountain overlooking and surrounded on 3 sides by the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. For Approval/Denial on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
This is it. This is the actual vote to approve or deny the specific development plan. Back in 2011, Commissioners ruled that he could not apply for it until he had BLM approval. In 7 years, he did not get approval and now he is asking Commissioners (as their last act as a board), to change that requirement and let him apply anyway.
The most important thing Red Rock needs is you at the meeting, so please click the REGISTER button above to register for free and get a reminder. If you can't come, there are some other ways you can help get the word out:
SIGN THE PETITION www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-red-rock-final/
SEND A LETTER TO THE COMMISSIONERS www.saveredrock.com/promises
Help stop additional congestion and impact in Red Rock Canyon. Gypsum Resources is asking again for a higher density use than what they are allowed on their property on Blue Diamond Hill. We respectfully ask that the Commissioners stick to their promises, hold the developer accountable to the local zoning rules, let him build RU rural-open (one house per two acres) according to his property right, and not grant special treatment to him by increasing the density and intensity of use beyond what he is currently allowed by law.... See MoreSee Less
Blue Diamond2 Village BlvdBlue Diamond, NV89004
A major developer is back again presenting his specific plan to build thousands of houses, businesses, etc. on Blue Diamond Hill.
Red Rock needs your help!
Help stop additional congestion and impact in Red Rock Canyon by coming to this hearing in Blue Diamond Wednesday night, the 28th at 7:00pm. Tickets are not necessary, but you can register here to receive important meeting and issue updates.
Gypsum Resources is back, asking again for a higher density use than what they are allowed on their property on Blue Diamond Hill. In 2011, as a condition of approval, County Commissioners required that they get BLM approval before they could proceed with his application. In 7 years they have not obtained BLM approval and now they are asking the commissioners to waive or modify that requirement and let them apply anyway.
We respectfully ask that the Commissioners stick to their promises, hold the developer accountable to the local zoning rules, let him build RU rural-open (one house per two acres) according to his property right, and not grant special treatment to him by increasing the density and intensity of use. Please come to the meeting Wednesday night to ask Commissioners to #keepredrockrural.
What can I do to help save Red Rock?
1-Write Commissioners to "keep your promise" with an easy email button at: www.saveredrock.com/promises
2-Attend the Nov. 28 meeting in Blue Diamond, 7:00pm, 2 Village Dr., Blue Diamond, NV, 89004
3-Attend the Dec. 5 meeting at the Government Center, 9:00am, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV, 89115
Please do whatever you can. Red Rock needs you! Thank you for your concern.
www.saveredrock.com/promises... See MoreSee Less
For the past 2 years Sierra Club has been working with the folks of Save Red Rock, Save Lovell Canyon, Get Outdoors Nevada(formerly the Outside Las Vegas Foundation) and Friends of Nevada Wilderness to clean up Lovell Canyon. Unfortunately the area has seen lots of damage from fires & trash as a result of improper use, from things like target shooters not practicing "Leave No Trace Principles", shooting up trees, and using explosive targets in a dry forest. We have an opportunity to influence the management of one of our beautiful forest lands to ensure these resources and lands will be around indefinitely for future generations. Please see the press release by the Forest Service Below:
The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is hosting two open houses to solicit input on the future of recreation use in Lovell Canyon outside of Las Vegas. Comments received from this public process will help create a long-term plan for the management of dispersed multi-use recreation for the Lovell Canyon Area.
“We want to encourage as many people to participate as possible,” said Area Manager Donn Christiansen. “The information gathered from these meetings will help the U.S. Forest Service determine what types of recreation uses are appropriate in Lovell Canyon.”
Two public open houses are planned for April and Forest Service recreation and resource specialists will be on hand to share information on Level Canyon’s current use patterns, safety issues, and answer questions. Anyone attending the meeting will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to answer the following questions:
What type of recreation uses do you think are appropriate in the Lovell Canyon area, and where should they occur?
What safety or access conflicts have you seem between user groups?
How could these conflicts be resolved (by changing locations of a use, how the use occurs, or some other way)?
If the Forest were to develop more developed recreation facilities in Lovell Canyon, what would you like to see and where (e.g. parking areas, campgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms)?
The open houses will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
Tuesday, April 17
U.S. Forest Service’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89130
Wednesday, April 18
Bob Ruud Community Center
150 N. Hwy 160, Pahrump, Nevada, 89060
For people who cannot attend either one of the meetings, written, faxed, hand-delivered and electronic comments will be accepted until April 25, 2018.
Written comments can be faxed to 702-515-5447 or mailed to:
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
Attn. Naaman Horn, Public Affairs Specialist
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
E-mail to [email protected]
For more information contact Naaman Horn, Public Affairs Specialist, at 702-515-5413, or Donn Christiansen, Area Manager, 702-515-5448.... See MoreSee Less
Save Red Rock10575 Discovery DrLas Vegas, NV89135
A developer is interested in building a Recreational Vehicle Park on a 2.02 acre vacant parcel in Calico Basin. The county is having a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposal. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:30-7:30 at the Board Room within the Sahara West Library.