With Henderson, Nevada growing so rapidly, many fear that the area will soon lose all of its green space to high-rise condos and sky-scraping office towers. To prevent this from happening, the city started the green project. The project aims to restore a specific area of land in Henderson and protect it forever. The land is actually located between Arroyo Grande Boulevard and Pecos Road. The area is quite unique as flood waters flow from the mountains in the southern part of Henderson through the Las Vegas Wash and eventually into Lake Mead.
There are several phases of the green project, each with its specific tasks to accomplish during this time. Some of the main goals included the recovery of natural and native plant species in the area. Additionally, the project hopes to help restore native riparian life there as well. Finally, Project Green wants to include a trail that the community can use and enjoy. There should be a place for citizens to understand the beauty of the natural land and the project thinks the trail would be enough.
The green project is something that is funded by many different places. Federal and state grants are used for the green project. In addition, monthly donations are made to the project. The entire organizational aspect of Project Green relies on volunteers and other sponsors. Of course, once the area is returned to its natural state, the organizers plan to maintain it only when absolutely necessary.