In May 2019 Debby Woodland, water conservation coordinator for the Great Basin Water Company, was awarded a $15,000 grant by her employer for use with a non-profit of her choice. Debby, a Red Rock Audubon member with a passion for the environment, chose to give the money to our organization for use on Discovery Park.
It was decided to use the grant to install a permanent irrigation system that would save over 100 trees on 35 acres adjacent to the area Red Rock Audubon and volunteers have restored and maintained.
Additional community support was needed as the cost of the project was $25,990. The Southern Nye County Conservation District donated $5,000 and Pahrump Master Gardeners followed with a $500 donation. The remaining $5,490 was donated by adjacent property owners.
The contract was awarded to Snowden Landscape of Pahrump. The project was completed in June 2019.
A special thank you to Debby for this gift which jump started the project. Thank you also Nye County Conservation District, Pahrump Master Gardeners and the adjacent landowners for their financial support. Kudos to Richard Cantino for his efforts in gathering support from the Pahrump community for this project and acting as project manager.
Submitted by Richard Cantino and Nancy Chang Photo credit to Richard Cantino