Save Red Rock is Preserving Water by Removing Invasive Tamarisk in the Lower Cottonwood Springs
Invasive Tamarisk is a flowering plant native to Eurasia and Africa. In Nevada, this nonnative species flourishes in riparian areas, selfishly soaking up more than its fair share of water resources.
Save Red Rock’s Cottonwood Water Stewards have been hard at work addressing the problem. We are proud to announce that after receiving a grant from the BLM and NV Energy, we are removing invasive tamarisk from the Lower Cottonwood Springs.
A knowledgable team will begin removing this invasive species from the Canyon this spring. This will save thousands of gallons of water – since Tamarisk is known to consume 200 gallons of water every day! This action will both improve water conditions and encourage a more bio-diverse and regenerative environment.