One of the most disturbing trends experienced at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, is the increase in malicious and intentional damage, specifically graffiti applied to cliff faces and boulders in the national conservation area.
Vandals spray painted graffiti over Native American rock art panels that were over 1,000 years old. The cost to restore the panels approached thirty thousand dollars and was paid for by generous donations from corporate donors and private individuals.
The rock art (mainly pictographs) is probably late prehistoric to historic (e.g. ranging in time from about A.D. 1000 to possibly as late as the eighteen hundreds) and was made by the known prehistoric archaeological cultures that lived in the area such as the Virgin Anasazi, ancestral Paiute and the Lower Coloradoan River groups.
Here is a YouTube video update of this graffiti removal effort within Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada.
You can help us remove graffiti from Red Rock in several ways:
You can also join our Graffiti Removal Team and become a part of our work to keep Red Rock Canyon a graffiti free zone. Additional volunteers are being trained to remove graffiti and will be working hard to restore the the park to its natural beauty.
We are working with the Bureau of Land Management ) to compile an inventory of graffiti damage and will schedule volunteer workdays to remove the damage.
We're tired of graffiti ruining Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
We're tired of having our volunteers hauling the water, chemicals and the tools needed to remove these disgusting eyesores.
We're tired of spending money that could be used to bring children to the Rock for educational field trips.
Friends will be offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone defacing Red Rock Canyon.
Click on the reward poster to view a larger size PDF file
Send your tax-deductible donation to Friends of Red Rock Canyon 1000 Scenic Drive Las Vegas, NV 89161 or use the Donate button below to donate through Friends PayPal account.