Early sunrise over Clark County Wetlands Park, Southern Nevada's unique biological, cultural, & educational resource (scroll down for more).
Water... in the desert?
Imagine an expansive, lush and green oasis in the southeastern corner of the Mojave Desert, just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. This is a place where over 200 million gallons of recycled water and runoff flow through the lowest part of the Las Vegas Valley each day. Known as the Las Vegas Wash, the water runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It travels an 8-mile path east towards Lake Mead, the vast reservoir serving the municipal, industrial and irrigation needs of more than 25 million Americans in the southwest.
Straddling the Wash is Clark County Wetlands Park. Created with four unique habitats, the 2,900-acre managed wild area provides diverse habitat for native plants and wildlife.
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Photo above: Early sunrise over Clark County Wetlands Park, Southern Nevada's unique biological, cultural, & educational resources.
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Two great blue herons keep an eye out for their next meal with the Las Vegas Strip's Stratosphere tower in the background.
A pelican prepares to land on the Las Vegas Wash. The Clark County Reclamation Facility, one of the Wash's sources for water, is seen in the distance.
Newly hatched hummingbird chicks wait patiently in their tiny nest for a parent to return. The nest is well camouflaged in a cottonwood tree from predators.
From a Park observation deck, visitors eagerly search for wildlife alongside Wash. The nearby Goodding's willow trees are amongst the oldest native trees in Clark County Wetlands Park.
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Wetlands Park Friends Events Calendar
Pollinator Party!!!Clark County Wetlands Park 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Wetlands Park Friends will be on hand to celebrate the act of pollination at Clark County Wetlands Park! It's a great activities to bring the kiddies. To sign up go…
Wetlands Park Friends 4th Annual MeetingClark County Wetlands Park 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas, NV, United States
The Wetlands Park Friends Board of Directors cordially invites its members and donors to its fourth Annual Meeting on Saturday November 11, 2023 at 10 AM. The event will take…
Supporting Nature Close to Home
Wetlands Park Friends is thrilled to share this video highlighting Clark County Wetlands Park and the Friends mission.