Clark County Commissioners Tick Segerblom and Jim Gibson are partnering with Get Outdoors Nevada, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and volunteers for a desert cleanup in the area near the Sunrise Trailhead on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers will be able to park near the Sunrise Trailhead in Clark County Wetlands Park, and then will be directed to nearby areas for the cleanup. To get to the trailhead from Hollywood Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive, drive south on Hollywood Boulevard for about 2.7 miles.
"We are happy to host this fall cleanup to help keep Clark County Wetlands Park and the neighboring desert areas clean," said Commissioner Segerblom, whose District E includes Clark County Wetlands Park. "It's a great time of year to get outside, meet some new friends and do something good for the community."
"Clark County Wetlands Park is a treasure located right in the center of the Las Vegas Valley for our whole community to enjoy," said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, whose Commission District G borders the park. "We encourage families, churches and community groups to join us in this effort."
Volunteers are asked to sign up online to participate in the Nov. 16 cleanup through its event registration page on the Get Outdoors Nevada website at https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/events/. For information, contact (702) 997-3350. Volunteers under age 18 coming without an adult will need to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian that will be emailed to them in advance of the cleanup. Metro's Southeast Area Command STOP program also is participating. Rakes, shovels, gloves and other cleaning supplies will be provided. Participants should wear sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, long-sleeve shirts and wide brim hats and bring a reusable water bottle that can be refilled.
Clark County Wetlands Park, one of the largest urban wetlands in the Southwest. Much of the park's 2,900 acres are undeveloped. The Las Vegas Wash flows through Clark County Wetlands Park, making it an attractive oasis for wildlife. The park includes a 210-acre Nature Preserve and Nature Center with a museum. About six miles of the park's 20 miles of trails are within the Nature Preserve area. The Nature Center's address is 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about 1 mile east of Boulder Highway off Tropicana Avenue. Nature Center hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Outdoor hours in the park are dawn to dusk. You also can like Clark County Wetlands Park on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at Twitter.com/CCWetlandsPark.