NFL GREEN TEAMS UP WITH CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS TO PLANT 32 TREES IN HONOR OF NFL TEAMS AT SILVER MESA RECREATION CENTER ON DEC. 5
Clark County, Nev. (Dec. 4, 2023) – The National Football League is teaming up with the City of North Las Vegas to plant drought tolerant trees to provide shade, cooling and reduce the urban heat island effect at Silver Mesa Senior Center and Recreation Center on Tuesday, Dec. 5. A community seating area and sidewalk will be installed under the trees so all can enjoy the outdoors in shade.
The project is one of more than a dozen Super Bowl LVIII community greening initiatives being implemented throughout Clark County in the months leading up to Super Bowl by the NFL and their greening partners the Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee, Verizon, and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Community volunteers and children who attend the rec center will join parks staff to plant 32 trees in honor of NFL’s 32 teams beginning at 2 p.m. During the event, a Super Bowl ticket giveaway will take place with Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Super Bowl ticket presentation and remarks from Commissioner Goodell, Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown and Las Vegas Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan will begin at 3:10 p.m. The event will take place in the grassy area located behind the recreation center, 4025 Allen Lane, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.
The NFL has partnered with the City of North Las Vegas on previous greening projects. Together they planted dozens of trees at Goldcrest Park and Craig Ranch Regional Park as part of greening initiatives around the 2022 NFL Draft. They recently created a pollinator garden at Aliante Nature Discovery Park, planting 300 native plants to provide habitat for pollinators and wildlife and inspire park visitors to consider native plant options for their gardens, in partnership with Get Outdoors Nevada.
More than a dozen community greening projects are being implemented throughout Clark County in the months leading up to Super Bowl. They include:
The planting of 58 trees (for Super Bowl LVIII) at Henderson’s Arroyo Grande Sports Complex
Restoration of two acres of habitat at Warm Springs in partnership with the Southern Nevada Water Authority to improve wildlife habitat, water quality and reduce flood impacts and wildfire risk.
Addition of large fruit trees to the healing garden at Southern Nevada’s only nonprofit hospice in partnership with the Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Support of the creation of the Ethnobotanical garden at Springs Preserve to educate on Tribal cultures indigenous to this region.
Creation of a pollinator garden and planting of hundreds of native plants at Aliante Nature Discovery Park in partnership with Get Outdoors Nevada.
The planting of 32 trees (one for each NFL team) at Silver Mesa Recreation Center in partnership with the City of North Las Vegas. A community seating area and sidewalk will be installed under the trees for all to enjoy the outdoors in shade.
The planting of 20 large trees and dozens of native plants to provide wildlife and pollinator habitat, shade and cooling at the Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Play Corner in partnership with Clark County Wetlands Park Friends.
Tree planting and beautification of the grounds at the Las Vegas Indian Center.
The planting of 100 drought adapted trees around the sports fields at All American Park in partnership with the City of Las Vegas.
A neighborhood tree giveaway and planting of trees at Cesar Chavez Park in partnership with Nevada Plants.
Planting of climate adapted shade trees and hundreds of plants and daffodil bulbs to create “Shade Tree Lane” and demonstrate the important role of shade trees in reducing the urban heat island effect in partnership with Springs Preserve.
Removal of non-play turf, conversion to Xeriscape and planting of trees and plants at Sunrise Mountain High School in partnership with Clark County School District.
Revitalization of the community garden at the Obodo Collective in Las Vegas’ historic west side.
Reforestation effort in partnership with Verizon to plant 5,800 trees (100 for each Super Bowl) to restore forest damaged by wildfire in the Klamath Falls Basin. The return of tree canopy will support wildlife, provide a home for birds, and improve water quality in the Klamath River, helping to support one of the largest fish restoration projects in U.S. history.
Impactful community projects create greenspace, enhance the natural environment, build community gardens and create shade, cooling and beautification in traditionally under resourced neighborhoods.
Supporting the NFL’s community greening efforts in Las Vegas are NFL partner Verizon, the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee and Host Committee legacy partner San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.