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A biologist gives WaterSmart Innovations Conference attendees a tour of  the Las Vegas Wash

WaterSmart Innovations returns to the Wash

For the first time since 2017, the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee (LVWCC) partnered with the WaterSmart Innovations Conference (WSI) in October, providing a tour of the Las Vegas Wash to conference attendees from around the world.

Multiple stops gave attendees a chance to see examples of successful LVWCC revegetation, recreation, and education efforts and see firsthand the important role the Wash plays in Southern Nevada’s water management.

Thanks to the Wash, Southern Nevada enjoys additional Colorado River water flow credits, better water quality, abundant wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Learn more about the importance of the Las Vegas Wash.

Where to go at the Las Vegas Wash

Clark County Wetlands Park

  • 210-acre Nature Preserve
  • Miles of trails for walking, biking, bird watching and more
  • Nature Center with 10,000 square feet of interactive displays, artwork and activities


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Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

  • Home to thousands of migratory and resident desert birds
  • Nine ponds available for birding
  • 3/4-mile long trail accessible by wheelchair


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Water quality

See how the wetlands at the Wash clean the water that runs through them, filtering out harmful residues from fertilizers, oils and other contaminants that flow downstream.


Find out how we are working to replace hundreds of acres of lost wetlands vegetation through restoration efforts.


Learn how we study hundreds of birds, fish and other wildlife species at the Las Vegas Wash.

Wildlife research

Upcoming events and meetings

Birds stand along the shore line at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
A family of geese walk along the shore at the Las Vegas wash
A view of wetlands at the Las Vegas Wash

Parents Night Out: Twilight Investigations at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

Nov. 12, 2022, 6 - 9 p.m.

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Wells Trailhead Walk at the Clark County Wetlands Park

Nov. 27, 2022, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

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No meetings scheduled for November