Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of …

Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Photo During 2021 Responsible Travel Week we are strolling and soundwalking journeys to the waterways of southern Nevada and the fabulous city of Las Vegas. Look for regular updates to this page and other guides mentioned below. Additional headlines and resources are indexed on the Vegas Water Links page. One of the most interesting …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Public Art in Las Vegas

Photo: Art Motel The following are snapshots of public art and street art in greater Las Vegas, part of our modified, off-the-beaten track approach to the Grand Circle of the Southwest. Embedded Tweets Videos [email protected]@[email protected] DowntownEver-changing street landscape in DTLV.https://twitter.com/ronmader/status/843174228564234240 Downtown Murals / Street Arthttps://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/your-guide-to-the-murals-of-downtown-las-vegashttps://www.tayloredphotomemories.com/las-vegas-murals-guidehttp://www.plazahotelcasino.com/blog/dface-unveils-latest-las-vegas-downtown-arthttp://dtlv.com/2017/06/02/erogenous-zone-cultural-corridor – 705 N. Las Vegas Blvdhttps://twitter.com/ronmader/status/843174228564234240http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-las-vegas-murals-20170221-story.html Wheel of MisfortuneBehind Lake …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: I-11 and Lake Mead Links related to Vegas Water presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘The pie keeps shrinking’: Lake Mead’s low level will trigger water cutbacks for Arizona, Nevada – @ByIanJamesLas Vegas Isn’t the Water Spendthrift You Think It Is – @AuthenticVegasBellagio Fountains Aren’t Sipping City Supplyhttps://thenevadaindependent.com/article/not-much-snow-is-falling-in-the-west-what-a-grim-snowpack-means-for-nevadas-water-supplyhttps://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/10/12/why-southern-nevada-is-fighting-to-build-a-250-mile-water-pipelinehttps://knpr.org/knpr/2017-09/new-springs-preserve-attraction-boils-down-story-waterhttps://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/fall-watering-restrictions-begin-in-las-vegas-valleyhttps://www.reviewjournal.com/news/science-and-technology/water-authority-to-fund-conservation-work-in-mexico/http://grist.org/cities/longtime-vegas-water-czar-warns-other-cities-to-brace-for-climate-changehttps://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/las-vegas-valley-water-district-among-nations-best-audit-shows Videos Reality Check – fall watering restrictions …

Las Vegas Twitter

Photo: Barber Pole Las Vegas – Who to follow on Twitter? For a storied town that receives more than 30 million visitors / year, there are a lot of informative and timely tweets covering everything from road closures to bar openings and sports scores from the local stadiums and arenas. Some faves and recommended follows …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

Photo The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to 2017’s Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Key LinksFacebookFoursquareOrigin document Google Maps Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel …

Las Vegas Airports

Photo: December McCarran International Airport consists of 110 aircraft gates at two separate terminal buildings T1 – Terminal 1 & T3 – Terminal 3, each with its own parking garage, ticketing/check-in area, baggage claim, and shopping and dining options. News – For the second time in its history, McCarran International Airport welcomed more than 4.5 million passengers in …

Gardening in Las Vegas

Photo: Sweet Tomato Test Garden Gardening in Las Vegas Recommended Listening Gardening A Relief From The World’s Madness – Guests: Norm Schilling, owner, Schilling Horticulture; Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist, Nevada Cooperative Extension  From Nevada Public Radio: Desert Bloom Nurseries Star Nursery – @StarNursery Cactus Joe’s Las Vegas Nursery, 12740 Blue Diamond Road – Facebook – @CactusJoesOwner of beloved Cactus Joe’s …