Save Red Rock Fights to Keep Red Rock Rural

Grassroots conservation organization urges supporters to attend critical hearing affecting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA) – a popular Las Vegas-area destination for outdoor enthusiasts across the globe – is under threat of a massive housing development project that includes 5,000 homes. Clark County Commissioners are considering a request to rezone land that’s currently deemed rural, which would result in the destruction of Red Rock’s landscape, bringing pollution and traffic to the area and enraging the two million visitors who use the RRCNCA each year as a destination for climbing, hiking, biking and camping. The proposed development is on land that borders RRCNCA.

Clark County Commissioners are holding a public hearing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9am. Save Red Rock is urging the public to attend to voice their opposition to the proposed rezoning. The hearing is located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89155. The organization is asking supporters to wear red or pick up a Save Red Rock t-shirt that they will have available at the courthouse.

Legendary climber Alex Honnold was one of many Save Red Rock supporters who attended a February 9 court hearing in which the organization defended its right to speak out against the proposal.

Save Red Rock is a grass roots organization committed to protecting the rural, recreational, and scenic nature of Red Rock Canyon. The organization has a long history of success in safeguarding the area. “I created Save Red Rock in 2005 in honor of a good friend, Don Albietz, who was hit and killed by a construction truck while cycling along the Red Rock Scenic Byway,” explains Heather Fisher, SRR president. “Our coalition is fighting high-density rezoning in the area because it would decrease safety for outdoor enthusiasts and change the rural character of Red Rock Canyon forever.

Photo: Jared McMillen

Photo: Jared McMillen

Photo: Alan Snel

Photo: Alan Snel

1 Comment

  1. If the zoning is changed, at all, Red Rock is doomed. That is a ploy used, with big promises then the project is halted for a period if time,started back up with the Commission stating nothing can be done to stop it due to the zoning change. I have lived in the Northwest for 39 years and seen this game numerous times.

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