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Nevada Power and the Friends of the Desert Wetlands Park Blaze a New Trail

Mar 21, 2002

Sierra Pacific Resources
Contact: Edgar Patino
Phone: (702) 367-5241

For Immediate Release

This weekend, Nevada Power and the Friends of the Desert Wetlands Park (FDWP) will complete one of the final steps in the creation of a new 2,300-foot trail at the Clark County Wetlands Park. Volunteers from both Nevada Power and FDWP will clean the new Quail Run Trail area and rake and shovel rocks into place.

Nevada Power and the FDWP partnered last year and applied for a grant through the State of Nevada-Division of State Parks. In June of last year, the grant was approved and the Quail Run Project would begin at the Clark County Desert Wetlands Park."Since our inception, our mission has always been to work with Clark County Parks&Recreation and important supporters like Nevada Power to develop the Wetlands Park," said Jack Harvey, Chairman of FDWP."This joint project will provide Clark County residents with an additional attraction and prevent erosion by keeping people on established walkways," added Harvey.

Clark County Assemblyman Mark Menendo, a supporter of the Desert Wetlands Park, was pleased to hear that the Quail Run Project was nearly complete."I am happy to see that Nevada Power and the Friends of the Desert Wetlands Park are making this oasis in the desert an even more exciting place to visit. Their concern for the environment and this park is unmatched," said Menendo. The Clark County Wetlands Park has been regarded as one of the premier environmental projects in southern Nevada. The park provides refuge for local wildlife, flora and fauna. The new Quail Run Trail will augment the many already popular trails people visit at the park.

Volunteers from Nevada Power and FDWP will meet at the Desert Wetlands Park on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 9 am in front of the Duck Creek Trailhead on Broadbent Blvd. After cleaning the trail area, volunteers will move earth and rocks onto the trail with rakes and shovels. The project is expected to be complete by March 25, when heavy equipment will provide the final touches.