Staying Safe When The Desert Floods
Friends of Nevada Wilderness invites you to our January Wild Speaker Series. Our presenter will be Erin Neff, Public Information Manager of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District (CCRFCD), as we learn about flood dangers in the greater Las Vegas area. Many hikers access washes and other areas that become dangerous when flash floods move through. Rising waters may come quickly and unexpectedly. Find out how to stay safe if a flash flood moves through the area while you are in the backcountry. Also, learn about the steps the CCRFCD takes to protect desert tortoise, burrowing owls and culturally-sensitive areas when they build flood control structures. Erin will also bring their virtual reality devices for a firsthand experience of the power of flood waters. This will be an interactive presentation that all can learn from!
The Clark County Regional Flood Control District was created in 1985 to develop a coordinated and comprehensive Master Plan to solve flooding problems, to regulate land use in flood hazard areas, to fund and coordinate the construction of flood control facilities, and to develop and contribute to the funding of a maintenance program for Master Plan flood control facilities.
We will see you there!
Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.
Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.
Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!
710 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
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