VIDEO: Solar Utility Vehicle given to Nevada State Parks

July 29, 2008

BP donated a Solar Utility Vehicle to Spring Mountain Ranch outside of Las Vegas, which is part of Nevada’s state park system. Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons was on hand to receive the vehicle and take it for a test drive.

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Solar SUV buggy donated to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

June 16, 2008

Arco Solar Utility Vehicle

BLUE DIAMOND, Nev.—ARCO and its parent company BP are donating a solar SUV buggy to the Nevada Division of State Parks. Governor Jim Gibbons and personnel from the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park June 18 to accept the vehicle from the energy company.

“We are extremely grateful for this donation to the state of Nevada,” said Dave Morrow, administrator for the Division of State Parks. “This vehicle will be a tremendous asset to help manage the 520 acres at Spring Mountain Ranch. We will be using it to help maintain the park, for demonstrations at the Earth fair and for educational purposes to the numerous school groups that visit the ranch.”

“BP is thrilled to offer this contribution to the State Parks of Nevada,” said Frank Hernandez, BP’s VP Government and Public Affairs. “We’re pleased to see this unique vehicle put to such good use.”


Second public meeting Nov. 8 on recreation plan for Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

November 5, 2007

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park outside of Las Vegas. 

LAS VEGAS–The Nevada Division of State Parks is holding a second public meeting to present alternatives for the recreation master plan for Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on November 8, 2007. The division will be presenting recreation alternatives developed from public input received at the first meeting. There will be a presentation beginning at 6:00 pm followed by a workshop where the public will be asked to weigh-in on elements to be included in their preferred alternative. Public comment at this meeting is very important in development of the new plan. Read the rest of this entry »