13 Sep Release: Public Lands Supporters Celebrate Second Annual Observance of Nevada Public Lands Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
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Public Lands Supporters Celebrate Second Annual Observance of Nevada Public Lands Day
LAS VEGAS – Saturday, September 29, 2018 marked the second annual Nevada Public Lands Day. Local public lands supporters hosted a series of events to celebrate the cultural, economic, health, and recreational values public lands bring to every corner of our state.
On Friday, organizations and community leaders came together to discuss the economic benefits of our public lands in Nevada. From the $18.6 billion in economic activity and 87,000 jobs to time spent with friends and family hiking, camping, hunting and fishing, our lands are an important part of why Nevadans live in the Battle Born State.
Saturday’s events included the second annual Public Lands Day celebration at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities and guests, as well as multiple stewardship projects maintaining public lands throughout Nevada. Some of the family fun activities include a yoga session, native dancing and drums, a passport adventure with a number of our Nevada organization partners.
Public Lands Day celebrations were held as Congress’s deadline looms to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), set to expire on September 30. Since 1965, LWCF has funded improvements to 41,000 recreation spaces and public parks throughout the country. In Nevada, LWCF has provided more than $100 million to upgrade and maintain beloved parks like the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, host of this year’s Public Lands Day Celebration. Nevadans celebrating Public Lands Day also called on Congress to quickly authorize this critical tool, and discussing ways the state can do more to grow our outdoor business economy and conserve the parks, trails, forests and desert landscapes that help Nevadans thrive.
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About Nevada Public Lands Day: On June 1, 2017, Governor Sandoval signed Senate Bill 413 and Assembly Bill 449 establishing Nevada’s observance of Public Lands Day. Public Lands Day is meant to recognize the historical, scenic, economic, and other values of Nevada’s public lands while encouraging Nevadans to participate in volunteer stewardship activities which help conserve the unique public lands that are only found in our state.