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The winning photo of the World Wetlands Day contest, submitted by Joshua Meaton depicts a close-up of a plant at the Las Vegas Wash

World Wetlands Day contest winners selected

The Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee recognized two local high school students as winners of this year’s World Wetlands Day contest.

The winning essay for this year’s theme of “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing” was submitted by Karla Chen, who recently completed her junior year at West Career and Technical Academy.

Joshua Meaton, a senior at Durango High School, won the photo portion of the World Wetlands Day contest with his entry highlighting the wetlands at the Las Vegas Wash (pictured above).

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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

Two adult geese and two chicks walk along the shoreline at the Las Vegas Wash
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

Discovery Day at the Clark County Wetlands Park

June 8, 2024, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

June 12, 2024, 6 - 8 p.m.

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Discovery Walk: Bat Walk at the Clark County Wetlands Park

June 20, 2024, 7 - 9 p.m.

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No meetings in June