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A view of the Las Vegas Wash with a weir and mountains in the distance and wetlands in the foreground

Reclamation provides new funding to Wash program

The Bureau of Reclamation has entered into a new five-year funding agreement for long-term operating projects of the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee (LVWCC), including revegetation, water quality monitoring, biological research and program management activities.

Reclamation has contributed grant funding towards the LVWCC’s efforts on the Las Vegas Wash for many years, helping to subsidize program costs for stakeholders.

The first year of the new agreement provides $350,000.

Future allocations will be funded on an annual basis determined by the allotment stipulated in the congressional budget.

Learn more about the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee.

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

Get your hands dirty for a great cause at the next Green-Up!

Held once a year in the spring, our Green-Up planting events along the Las Vegas Wash are great for conservationists and activists of all ages and create much-needed habitat for wildlife, reduce erosion and improve water quality. While this year's event has already taken place with 210 volunteers planting more than 3,500 native trees and shrubs, registration for the next Green-Up will open in January 2025.

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Upcoming events and meetings

Sunset at the Las Vegas Wash with reeds in the foreground
A walkway weaves through the Las Vegas Wash
A beauty shot of the Las Vegas Wash with mountains in the background

Wetlands in the Summer: An Evening Lecture Series at the Clark County Wetlands Park

July 17, 2024, 6 - 8 p.m.

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Discovery Walk: Bat Walk at the Clark County Wetlands Park

July 21, 2024, 7 - 9 p.m.

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No meetings in July