WHO WE ARE
The Cottonwood Springs Water Stewards is a sub-committee of Save Red Rock whose goal is to preserve the upper and lower Cottonwood Springs and the precious aquifer it supplies. Members of the Stewards include experts in botany, environmental science, land management, communications and more.
WHAT WE DO
The Cottonwood Springs Water Stewards provide insight, education and awareness to the residents of Blue Diamond and beyond in support of its water conservation and ecological mission. We work alongside other conservation organizations to protect the Cottonwood Springs in Red Rock Canyon, the water supply on which our residents live, which is routinely threatened by drought. Additionally, we offer tips and guidance on how each one of us can contribute to the health of our water systems. With emphasis on protecting wildlife habitat, increasing water resources, restoring damaged areas, and creating a sustainable ecological plan for the future health of the spring, the Stewards are working to ensure that our most precious resource — water— is available and in good health for all those who count on it.
We invite you to join us in our mission to protect and conserve this precious water that supports plant and animal biodiversity in the communities of Red Rock Canyon. To sign up for our newsletter, which provides water-saving tips, volunteer opportunities and more, please email us at [email protected].
Make It Rain Cloud Seeding Campaign
Red Rock Canyon is suffering from extreme drought, and that’s why Save Red Rock is partnering with the scientists at DRI on a groundbreaking new cloud seeding program with potential to bring millions of gallons of much-needed rain and snowmelt to our thirsty canyon! Since we met our fundraising goal in October, the scientists at DRI have been hard at work finding the best location to place our seeder, as well as monitoring for optimal weather conditions. We are elated to tell you that, after installing a generator this fall, we’ve already seeded our first storm!
The Lower Cottonwood Springs supply water to the town of Blue Diamond, comprised of about 250 residents, and support a biodiverse environment of plant and animal species, all of which are threatened by drought. Right now the stewards are working out a plan to remove the invasive plant species Tamarisk from the area. Tamarisk is known for intaking upwards of 200 gallons of water per plant, per day. For more information, or to get involved, email us at [email protected].
Blue Diamond Village’s Watering Schedule follows the same seasonality as the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Once you know the proper schedule, check your group below to identify the days of the week you should be watering. See SNWA.com for water restrictions and check your group below: