RTC participates in tree-planting event with Super Bowl LVIII NFL Green Week

2024-01-30T09:44:03-08:00| Categories: Blog| Tags: |

The RTC joined forces with NFL Green, the Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee, Las Vegas Raiders, Clark County Commissioner and RTC Board Member Tick Segerblom, and a host of other community leaders and partners to transform the landscape and provide much-needed shade and cooling. The tree-planting event, held at Cesar Chavez Park, was the second in the “Green Week” series, part of the NFL's greening initiative and the Las Vegas Superbowl LVIII Host Committee's pre-game festivities.

Undeterred by steady rain throughout the morning, dedicated volunteers rolled up their sleeves to plant 12 trees across the park, which is in close proximity to several of the valley’s hottest neighborhoods. These trees go beyond providing essential shade and cooling for the neighborhood; they are also a commitment to enhancing air quality and elevating the visual aesthetics of the community.

In addition to the tree planting, 50 heat-resilient trees were given to local residents, empowering them to cultivate green sanctuaries in their own yards.

Living in Las Vegas, we're no strangers to scorching summers. However, what might not be widely known is that our region has consistently experienced rising temperatures, earning it a spot as one of the fastest warming climates in the country. The RTC's 2022 Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign pinpointed the hottest areas in our valley, identifying neighborhoods densely packed with heat-retaining elements like parking lots and buildings. Termed “urban heat islands,” these areas have become a priority for targeted greening initiatives like this event to mitigate the impact of extreme heat.

For more information on Extreme Heat and other RTC efforts, please visit rtcsnv.com

Share This Story

Download the rideRTC app

Plan your trips. Purchase your pass. Scan your phone. Hop on board.

Download the App

Receive the latest RTC news

Get news, updates and insider information from the RTC.

Subscribe to Our Blog

Plan your trip with us

Check out the latest schedule and route information.

Plan Your Trip