Las Vegas Wash Wetland Restoration
Working to stabilize and enhance the valuable environmental resources of the Las Vegas Wash
525 acres restored
1,500 acres of invasive weeds removed
As a critical ecological resource for Southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Wash provides habitat for more than 350 fish and wildlife species and more than 200 species of upland, riparian and wetland plants, and serves as a source of return flow credits to the Colorado River at Lake Mead. Increased population in the Las Vegas Valley has resulted in a significant increase of water flow, thus eroding the channel’s bed and banks, threatening wildlife habitats, water quality and utility infrastructure. Protecting this valuable water resource has become a priority for the communities of Southern Nevada.