The Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) enriches the community through open space and trail experiences.

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Programs and Projects our organization is leading:

Vegas Valley Rim Trail

OLVF is leading the charge to link fabulous recreational opportunities that encircle our Valley with a loop trail that will be 100+ miles around! Imagine the opportunities for family outings, health & fitness, education, and community building that this project will create!. This will build a healthier today, and a better tomorrow. As our community enjoys these places, we will value them and help to protect them.

Nevada Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership initiated an important step for Nevada’s kids: the Nevada Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. Visit the website at http://www.nvoutdoorkids.org/ for kind and family-friendly adventures. SNAP and the Public Lands Institute pulled together the NV Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Alliance, the Mission of the COBR Alliance is to encourage Nevada’s children to participate in outdoor recreational activities, engage in lifelong learning adventures, and become stewards of the environment. OLVF is now serving as the lead for this Alliance.

Neon to Nature

Imagine hundreds of miles of linked trails and open space throughout this region? This is the vision of Neon to Nature. This is a partnership effort, facilitated by the OLVF through the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Regional Open Space & Trails Workgroup (ROST). Many miles of trails and open space are already in place, waiting to be explored! Most recently, OLVF received funding from the Southern Nevada Health District through the Center for Disease Control Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program that is allowing for a comprehensive inventory of all trails in our Valley. This information is being used to create web content, and to develop a wayfinding system to make it easier to find the trails, and to make it easier to figure out just where you are when you are on the trails.

Adopt-A-Trail and Volunteer Program

The Outside Las Vegas Foundation engages the community in using and stewarding our fabulous trails system. The City Council for the City of Las Vegas approved this program on August 3, 2011. Volunteer events have been hugely successful and have contributed to the safety and cleanliness of miles of trail. For more information, contact info@outsidelasvegas.org.

Thinking Regionally: The Virgin River Conservation Partnership

The key to success is collaboration and cooperation. That is why OLVF formed the Vias de Vegas committee that led to the creation of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Regional Open Space & Trails Workgroup composed of over 50 partners. It’s also why we’ve reached across borders to form the Virgin River Partnership, a group of over 50 agencies and organizations committed to helping us all enjoy, value and protect the Virgin River.

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