Friends of Red Rock Canyon (Friends) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and enrich Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has more than 200,000 acres of climbing routes, hiking, cycling and equestrian trails, a beautiful Visitor Center and some amazing Rock Stars – the resident desert tortoises.
There are over 3 million visitors using the area each year – so Red Rock Canyon can use all the help it can get.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon:
- Has contributed $2.4 million in direct financial aid to support Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
- Has provided $8.7 million in equivalent volunteer hours to maintain Red Rock.
- Supports hundreds of volunteers participating in trail maintenance, waste clean-up and graffiti removal.
- Staffs the information desk at Red Rock Visitor Center and assists 750,000 visitors a year.
- Protects wildlife, birds and plant life throughout the conservation area, including tortoises and pollinators.
- Monitors and repairs trails 60 miles of trails, especially after damaging rain and wind.
- Supports Clark County schools, the Las Vegas Police Department and underprivileged youth to experience Red Rock Canyon.
- Documents and preserves our Native American cultural sites.
- Staffs community events, including a naturalization ceremony and numerous volunteer events.
- Educates more than 300,000 visitors a year about Red Rock resources.
- Maintains and improves trees and native plants.
- Publishes a quarterly magazine, The Rock, to inform members, volunteers and the public.
- Manages a dynamic, informative website, digital newsletter and social media to keep everyone connected to Red Rock Canyon every day.
Member Survey (March 2021) 2021 Annual Meeting Overview