How Friends Of Red Rock Canyon Protects and Sustains Our Precious Natural Resource & Significantly Supports the Las Vegas Tourist Economy

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has more than 200,000 acres of climbing routes, hiking, cycling and equestrian trails, a beautiful Visitor Center and some amazing Rock Stars – the resident desert tortoises.

There are 2 million visitors using the area each year – so Red Rock Canyon can use all the help it can get.

Friends of Red Rock Canyon:

  • Has contributed $2.4 million in direct financial aid to support Red Rock Canyon National  Conservation Area.
  • Has provided $8.7 million in equivalent volunteer hours to maintain Red Rock.
  • Supports hundreds of volunteers participating in trail maintenance, waste clean-up and graffiti removal.
  • Staffs the information desk at Red Rock Visitor Center and assists 750,000 visitors a year.
  • Protects wildlife, birds and plant life throughout the conservation area, including tortoises and pollinators.
  • Monitors and repairs trails 60 miles of trails, especially after damaging rain and wind.
  • Supports Clark County schools, the Las Vegas Police Department and underprivileged youth to experience Red Rock Canyon.
  • Documents and preserves our Native American cultural sites.
  • Staffs community events, including a naturalization ceremony and numerous volunteer events.
  • Educates more than 300,000 visitors a year about Red Rock resources.
  • Maintains and improves trees and native plants.
  • Publishes a quarterly magazine, The Rock, to inform members, volunteers and the public.
  • Manages a dynamic, informative website, digital  newsletter and social media to keep everyone connected to Red Rock Canyon every day.

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