Order Your Custom Red Rock Canyon License Plates

The Red Rock Canyon license plate has been approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This striking plate is now available at any DMV office for all those who wish to support Red Rock Canyon. To get your plate, please follow the steps below:

  • The Red Rock License Plate can be easily transferred to your vehicle in a few simple steps.
  • Immediately take your existing plate to the closest DMV.
  • Exchange it for the new Red Rock Canyon license plate at a cost of $61.00 (plus a transfer fee of $5.00).
  • There is NO emissions inspection or registration renewal required.
  • Bring your ID and vehicle registration. ONE trip does it all!
  • Annual renewals are $30 and can be handled through the mail or online.
  • Friends of Red Rock Canyon receive $25.00 (first year) and $20.00 for renewals. These tax deductible donations support programs and services critically needed at Red Rock Canyon.
  • NO NEED TO WAIT FOR YOUR CURRENT PLATE TO EXPIRE!

Click here to download Red Rock Canyon license plate form.

Join Friends and Donate to Red Rock Canyon’s Future

Here’s key information about joining Friends of Red Rock Canyon:

We are working today… to protect tomorrow.

In 1984, a group of enthusiastic people formed Friends of Red Rock Canyon. The original mission was to provide volunteers for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Friends of Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada, has since expanded our mission to provide not only critically needed volunteer assistance, but substantial financial support for education and environmental programs. During the past fiscal year Friends members donated over 21,000 volunteer hours and over $100,000 in direct support.

Benefits of being a member of Friends of Red Rock Canyon:

  1. Monthly e-newsletters and complimentary quarterly magazine, the Rock , to update members on news, programs, merchandise sales, and announcements.
  2. A 25% discount on regularly priced merchandise purchased at Elements, the Southern Nevada Conservancy Gift Store.
  3. A 25% discount on all purchases made from the Friends Red Web store. Receive free shipping/handling on purchases totaling $25.00 or more and being sent to one U. S. continental address. For orders less than $25.00, there is a $5.00 shipping/handling fee. See Friends’ merchandise by clicking on “Store” in this website.
  4. Invitations to special members-only events.
  5. Members volunteering more than 40 hours each fiscal year are eligible for complimentary invitations to the Annual Volunteer Appreciation event. They will also receive recognition rewards from Friends of Red Rock Canyon as well as Annual or America the Beautiful passes from the Bureau of Land Management.
  6. Discounted entry fee of 20% for members who submit photographs for the Annual Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest.
  7. Opportunities for training classes such as First Aid and CPR at no cost.
  8. The satisfaction of knowing you are a participant in addressing the challenges facing Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Mail-in Membership Form

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Make A Donation

Your tax-deductible donations enable Friends of Red Rock Canyon to fund projects and services benefitting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Thank you for your support!

You may process your donation using Paypal by clicking the Donate button below. Or you may mail your donation of cash or check payable to Friends of Red Rock Canyon to:

Friends of Red Rock Canyon
1000 Scenic Drive
Las Vegas, NV  89161

 

Dedication Walkway

 

The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Red Rock are proud to offer a special opportunity to place a natural sandstone tile in our Dedication Walkway.

Applications for the Memorial Day Installation are needed by April 16, 2018 and the Veteran’s Day Installation are needed by October 1, 2018. These applications can be downloaded using the link below or obtained by calling 702-515-5360 and asking that an application be sent to you.

Dedication Walkway is located in the Picnic Plaza by the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. The 12” x 12” tiles can be engraved with up to six lines of text, with 12 letters per line, and have a two-year warranty from date of installation.

Dedication Walkway Donor Application Mail-In Form

Purchase tiles online

Verification of application acceptance will be sent to the donor and the donor will be notified when the tile has been installed. We accept only Visa, Master Card, Discover credit cards and checks.

The minimum donation to have a tile placed in the walkway is $400.00 and is tax deductible as allowable by law. All proceeds will be used for the preservation of Red Rock Canyon.

You can support Friends of Red Rock Canyon and save $50 on the regular tile donation by joining Friends today. Your member dues help fund bringing at-risk schoolchildren to Red Rock Canyon for educational field trips and so much more. Members who purchase a tile on-line will have $50 refunded to their credit card within 5 business days.”

Membership Information

If you would like to honor a loved one with a tile in the Dedication Walkway please use the link above to purchase a tile. You may print out a form and mail it in or you may make your donation online.

Meet Us

Meet Our Staff, Officers and Committee Chairs

Friends of Red Rock Canyon are fortunate to have volunteers and staff members who work behind the scenes to manage the day-to-day operations of our organization. We’d like to introduce you to the “people behind the curtain.”


Cam Camburn – Historian and Dedication Walkway

Cam has served as Friends Historian for two years, assisting to archive our important papers and photos. This year she took on the job of Dedication Walkway Committee Chair. She is also on the editorial team of “the Rock” and enjoys other volunteer activities at Red Rock Canyon. Cam is active in several other community organizations and continues to work as a registered nurse.


 

Liz Carmer – Canyon Cleanup Leader

At least twice a month since January 2015, Liz has led her cleanup crew collecting trash all over Red Rock Canyon. Liz and her husband Alan spent nearly eight years volunteering for state and national public lands in Alaska. They were also volunteer librarians on Caye Caulker, Belize for two winters. In the 1990s, she and Al-an were attorneys, but Liz prefers spending her time in the great outdoors.


Brenda Jackson – Bookkeeper and Webmaster

After Brenda retired in 2006, she moved from Ohio to Las Vegas the following year. She has been volunteering at Red Rock for the last eight years at the Information Desk, on Sunday mornings at the Outdoor Exhibit Area, as a hike assistant and on the Friends board. Brenda’s IT skills make her the perfect Friends’ website administrator and bookkeeper.


Sue and Roger Kolar – Tortoise Habitat

Sue and Roger have worked with Red Rock’s torts for eleven years. In addition to co-chairing the Tortoise Habitat Committee, this past spring they opened the Kolar Spa for InfirmTorts when Betty, Maxine & Lucie needed surgery. Tort Team volunteers feed, soak and monitor the tortoises during the spring, summer and early fall.


Joe and Mary Labie – Member Services & Events, License Plate, Procurement

As Member Services Chair, Mary leads a recruitment team and manages the “Making Friends” Reward Program. She is also co-chair of Member Events. As License Plate Coordinator, Joe promotes the plate, a major source of income for Friends. Together they provide merchandise, volunteer wearables and swag materials. Joe and Mary also co-chair the Annual Photo Contest.


Tom Lisby – President

President Tom Lisby has been volunteering on the Information Desk, as a Red Rock Ambassador and doing interpretative presentations at the Visitor Center. He also does trail maintenance with the Natural Resources Team. Tom is a NAI Certified InterpretativeGuide, a hike leader with the BLM and facilitates volunteer training sessions. In addition, Tom and his wife Laura are Site Stewards.


Wyatt Mulvey – Natural Resources Chair

A member of Natural Resources since 2002, Wyatt has been the leader of the team since 2009. Natural Resources has an incredible collection of people, organizations and businesses who support and care about Red Rock Canyon trails. As a rock climber, mountain biker and hiker, Wyatt has enjoyed Red Rock Canyon and feels good about giving back to such a wonderful place.


Susan Murphy – Light Trail Maintenance

Susan has been a FORRC volunteer since 2009, but didn’t get seriously involved until she retired as a pharmacist in 2013.

The Light Trail Maintenance program was proposed and put into action by Susan as of January 2017 to feed her passion for hiking on trails and keeping them beautiful.


Patricia Potter – Vice President and Recruiting

Patricia joined Friends in 2013, volunteering first with the Native PlantTeam and the Torts. She was a member of the Milkweed Grant Preparation Team, worked on the Macy’s Shop for a Cause Fundraiser, has written for “the Rock,” and is excited about volunteering with Cultural Resources and learning about archaeological site assessment. “I love what I’ve learned from Friends.”


Peter Sbraccia – Graffiti Removal

Peter is a Las Vegas local and has been volunteering with Friends of Red Rock Canyon since 2015 when he first joined the Graffiti Clean-up Team. He has served in his current position as Graffiti Removal Committee Chairperson since January 2017, scheduling and coordinating removal of graffiti in Red Rock Canyon NCA with support from BLM and our great volunteers.

Peter’s interests in geology and visual culture meet at Red Rock Canyon among the NCA’s many petroglyphs and pictographs. However, he strongly advises you to keep your art off the rocks. Take only pictures, and leave only footprints, please!


Rob J. Tuvell – Director

Rob is a new member of Friends and is honored to now serve on its board. Rob was introduced to Friends by his parents, longtime members Rob and Marilyn. He is extremely proud to be part of an organization that’s instrumental in helping maintain, preserve and protect outdoors areas in our country. Rob is married with two daughters and is an active realtor in the Las Vegas Valley.


Linda Vetter – Transportation Grants

We thank Linda for getting thousands of Clark County School District students happily onto the trails of Red Rock Canyon. An average of sixty grants per year are approved for Red Rock Canyon educational field trips.A retired teacher, she also volunteers on the Membership, Special Events and Gift Wrap Committees.


Kristi Weeks – Executive Director

The newest friendly face in the Friends office is our new executive direct. She began volunteering with Friends in September 2013 at the Information Desk and in the Tortoise Habitat. Kristi was the Grant Committee Lead for Friends before being hired as the Executive Director in August. Kristi holds a Masters Degree in natural resource management and worked in California and Oregon as a land use planner.


Chuck Williams – Cultural Resources Chair

Chuck, past Friends President, chairs the Cultural Resources Committee. He also is a volunteer for the Natural Resources Committee and the Tortoise Habitat Team. Cultural Resources members monitor and conduct site assessments of historic and prehistoric sites in Red Rock Canyon.


Pat Williams – Treasurer, Communications, Newsmagazine and Policy Review

In addition to her board position as Friends Treasurer, Pat is the “face” of Friends as chair of the committees that let the public know about the work being done by Friends. She oversees the magazine as well as designs the annual Visions of Red Rock calendar. Pat also assists with the Annual Photo Contest, the quarterly meetings and Volunteer Awards and Volunteer Appreciation Awards Program.


Shari Young – Secretary, Native Plant Team

Shari and her husband Jeff moved to LasVegas in 2014 from south central Penn-sylvania where they had a small farm. They fell in love with Red Rock Canyon on visits to the area even before they moved here after Shari retired from Mars Chocolate. New to the Friends Board, Shari also volunteers for the Southern Nevada Milkweed Project as well as the Ronald McDonald House.

Membership Has its Rewards

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By Mary E. Labie

Some of us have been members of Friends of Red Rock Canyon for many years and
others for not so long. It helps to have an occasional reminder of our mission and the
benefits we have (and provide) as members of Friends of Red Rock Canyon.

“Friends of Red Rock Canyon – dedicated to the protection and enrichment of Red Rock
Canyon National Conservation Area.” It is a straightforward statement but what does this
really mean? It means this: We provide essential assistance to the Bureau of Land Management
to fi ll and augment the flat-lined federal funding.

Our help includes providing financial support for educational and environmental
programs along with the critically needed volunteer staff required to maintain, protect and
preserve Red Rock Canyon.

Our members provide the majority of volunteers at Red Rock – and your member dues
are a main source for funding projects! There are many volunteer opportunities available in
areas ranging from interacting with Red Rock Canyon guests to helping shape the policies
and direction of Friends of Red Rock Canyon.

Concerned about not knowing what needs to be done and how to do it? Training is available
to provide all the information needed for specific volunteer programs.

How does being a member help you and Red Rock Canyon? Your membership provides the
following benefi ts in addition to providing program support:

• You will receive our quarterly magazine, the Rock, which is created, published, prepped and mailed by volunteers. The articles are interesting and informative and are also
written by volunteers.

• Monthly e-newsletters are sent to keep members informed of trainings, events and
program dates. We also let you know about “must have” items found at the Red Web (the
Friends website store) and the Elements Gift and Book Store.

• Speaking of stores — all members receive a 25% discount on regularly priced purchases through the Friends Red Web store and the Elements Gift and Book Store at the Visitor Center. Please be sure to show your member ID card at Elements. There is no need to do this on the Web site; we know you and will credit your account for your discount. Please remember, your membership must be current to receive the discounts.

• All members are invited to our three yearly meetings at Bonnie Springs Ranch. These meetings include a free breakfast, Friends updates, interesting speakers and door prizes. The Annual Meeting, usually held in September, is for election of Officers and Board members and member approval of the budget for the next fi scal year. Your vote counts!

• All members are also invited to the annual Volunteer Awards and Appreciation celebration
held each November. We do charge a nominal fee for non-volunteering members.
Our member volunteers are recognized for their much-appreciated contributions to Red
Rock Canyon. This is a celebratory event including a meal, auctions and great company.

• Training. We’ll help provide training for you if you need it for a volunteer interest.
CPR/First Aid, hike leader/interpretive training…

We want you to be the best you can be. Your support provides the resources to remove
graffiti, bring “at-risk” students to the Rock for an educational fi eld trip, care for the
tortoises, fund trail maintenance and repair as well as protect cultural and natural resources,
maintain and repair boardwalks, educate the community and so much more.

Last, but certainly not least, as a member, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are
contributing to the preservation of Southern Nevada’s crown jewel — Red Rock Canyon.
Everything we do benefits Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Thank you for helping us preserve this wonderful place.

Click here to join us.