Conservation plants for sale at state nursery

February 5, 2009
NDF nursery in Las Vegas

NDF nursery in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Las Vegas is open to the public year-round and is offering many adapted species for land owners in the Las Vegas area.

The nursery is designed to assist landowners by providing plant material suitable for conservation uses such as, but not limited to, windbreaks, soil erosion control, water conservation and wildlife habitats.

The nursery has more than 50 species available right now. For the nursery policy and plant list, please visit http://www.forestry.nv.gov/main/nursey_c.htm.

Most species are available in 1-gallon containers for $2.50, but some species are offered in larger 5- and 15-gallon containers for $8.25 and $22.00.

The nursery is open by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday, and Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 3 pm and will be open Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm during the month of April. The nursery is located at 9600 Tule Springs Dr.

Call 702-486-5411 for more information.

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Statehood and Halloween celebration October 25 at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

September 30, 2008
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park

LAS VEGAS — The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is hosting its annual celebration of Nevada’s birthday and Halloween on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

This family friendly “Nevadaween” celebration will include pumpkin decorating, door prize raffles, Nevada’s birthday cake, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers soup cook-off, homemade root beer, archeology muck digs, pioneer activities and games. Costumes are welcome.

Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are only $1 for visitors over the age of 12. Children under 12 are free. The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue at 500 East Washington Avenue.

For more information about Nevadaween call 702-486-3511.


High Desert Council gets federal funds for new projects in southern Nevada

August 19, 2008

LAS VEGAS — Laurelle Hughes, president, High Desert Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., and Ron Davidson, acting state conservationist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Nevada, have signed an agreement to partner on five new projects in southern Nevada.

The five projects will stimulate economic development and increase conservation efforts in southern Nevada. “We’re really excited about these new opportunities to help our rural areas,” said Hughes. “The projects will create jobs and make the areas better places to live.” Read the rest of this entry »


Grants awarded for conservation projects at Mt. Charleston

July 31, 2008
The Mt. Charleston License Plate

The Mt. Charleston License Plate

Funds generated from Mt. Charleston license plate sales

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of State Lands has awarded grants totaling $104,523 for six projects promoting the natural environment of the Mt. Charleston area, between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

Funds for the grants are generated from sales of the Mt. Charleston license plate, one of many specialty plates available at the Department of Motor Vehicles that include a percentage of the registration fees assigned to special efforts statewide.

The six projects promote the intent of the Mt. Charleston License Plate Program by supporting the natural environment of the Mt. Charleston area by improving wildlife habitat, the ecosystem, the forest and public access. Read the rest of this entry »


President Lincoln and the Civil War

April 1, 2008

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkReenactment of Nevada statehood conversation April 18 and 19 at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

LAS VEGAS—Join the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on Friday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for a once-in-a-lifetime reenactment of President Lincoln and Secretary of War, Charles A. Dana’s conversation regarding Nevada’s statehood and the end of the Civil War.

This prologue will be presented by Michael Green, respected author and historian of the College of Southern Nevada. Live music with a choir will also be performing.

Entrance fees to the park include all the featured program activities and are $1.00 for adults. Children under 12 are free. Read the rest of this entry »


Civil War currency display at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

March 5, 2008

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkLAS VEGAS, Nev.–Join Peter Huntoon, one of the country’s most respected bank-note researchers, authors and collectors, at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park on March 25, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. to speak about Civil War currency.

Live accordion music will be performed by Dean Burt, while you enjoy refreshments.

Civil War currency will be on display from March 24 through April 3, 2008, courtesy of Sahara Coin.

Entrance fee to the park includes all of the featured program activities and is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, ages 6 through 12. Children under 6 are free. Read the rest of this entry »


A glimpse of early Las Vegas (Backyard Traveler)

January 14, 2008

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State ParkIt was tough living in Las Vegas in 1855. That’s the year that 30 Mormon missionaries from Utah established a small colony in the remote Las Vegas Valley.

Creating the settlement wasn’t an easy job. In addition to having no air conditioning or room service, colonists had to plant crops for food, erect their own places in which to live and cope with intolerably hot temperatures.

Read the complete story at the Backyard Traveler by Rich Moreno.