On Saturday, March 14, 2015, some of our Younger Members joined more than 300 volunteers for the 2015 Spring Wash Green-Up. The 300 volunteers included local citizens, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, high schools, fraternities, sororities, church groups, casino groups and many others. The main goal for this event is to revegetate part of native upland and wetland habitat within the Las Vegas Wash area.
Since April 2001, the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee (LVWCC) has organized the Las Vegas Wash Green-Up each spring and fall. Thanks to funding from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Green-Up is part of an ongoing effort to protect and enhance the ecosystem along the Las Vegas Wash.
The efforts of our Younger Members and the other volunteers have created much-needed habitat for wildlife living along the Las Vegas Wash. Revegetation also has helped stabilize the Wash’s banks, reducing erosion and improving water quality into Lake Mead, the source of the Las Vegas Valley's drinking water.