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Students Get Tour of Wetlands
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Students Get Tour of Wetlands

 

Students from six Clark County schools got a chance Thursday to enjoy one of the Las Valley's unique features: the Las Vegas Wetlands.

The tour was part of World Wetlands Day. The students took walking tours of the wetlands and helped clean-up the area. The main purpose was to show students the importance of the wetlands.

"So, here at the Clark County Wetlands Park a portion of the Las Vegas Wash flows through that park. Las Vegas wash is the primary channel that drains all of the water out of Las Vegas valley. So, all of the wetlands found there, and we've probably got about 300 acres or so, they are improving the water as it passes through the Las Vegas Wash into Lake Mead," Seth Shanahan with the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee said.

The event was held at the newly opened Nature Center.

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