High school students celebrate World Wetlands Day
In recognition of World Wetlands Day, the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee (LVWCC) is hosting its annual science symposium about the Las Vegas Wash and its wetlands at the Clark County Nature Center on Jan. 31 and Feb.1 for approximately 250 students from seven local high schools.
The annual event will feature presentations (including a keynote speaker), tours of the trails guided by biologists, and photography and essay contests.
This year’s theme for the internationally recognized event is "Wetlands and Human Wellbeing."
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
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
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.
Get your hands dirty for a great cause at the next Green-Up!
Volunteer for the next Green-Up event, planting trees and shrubs along the Las Vegas Wash. Held once a year, our planting events are great for conservationists and activists of all ages and create much-needed habitat for wildlife, reduce erosion and improve water quality.Sign Up
Upcoming events and meetings
Wetlands Walkers 2024 Kickoff Walk at the Clark County Wetlands Park
Jan. 14, 2024, 1 - 3 p.m.
Registration opens for the Wash Green-Up
Jan. 15, 2024
Bird Walk at the Clark County Wetlands Park
Jan. 20, 2024, 8 - 10 a.m.
Bird Walks at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Jan. 28, 2024, 7 - 9 a.m.