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WATCH: Virtual celebration held for 4th annual Nevada Public Lands Day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada’s environmental leaders, activists and organizations gathered virtually on Saturday to celebrate the 4th annual Nevada Public Lands Day.

Nevada elected officials, including Governor Steve Sisolak and Nevada's Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, spoke during the event. They stressed the importance of safely exploring Nevada’s outdoor spaces while social distancing.

Saturday’s program was hosted by the nonprofit, Institute for a Progressive Nevada.

Below is a list of activities that took place during the 5-hour virtual celebration:

  • Hiking special from Nevada Conservation League with Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro
  • A Spanish outdoor segment from Chispa Nevada,
  • An educational segment on the Desert National Wildlife Refuge from Friends of Nevada Wilderness,
  • Presentations from Northern Nevada

It also included remarks from local, state, and federal officials, a day-long virtual scavenger hunt with prizes, as well as special appearances from the Nevada Public Lands Day icon, Silver the Bighorn Sheep.

Sponsoring Organizations: 
Chispa Nevada 
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Get Outdoors Nevada 
Institute for a Progressive Nevada
Nevada Conservation League

Speakers: 
Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Sisolak
Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator Jacky Rosen
Congresswoman Dina Titus
Congresswoman Susie Lee
Congressman Steven Horsford 
Speaker Jason Frierson
Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro
Commissioner Justin Jones 
Commissioner Michael Naft
Mayor Daniel Corona of West Wendover
Taylor Patterson, Executive Director of the Native Voters Alliance Nevada

Join us on TODAY to celebrate the cultural and scenic values of our #PublicLandsDay from 10am to 3pm! Head to Protect NV's Facebook to participate! There will be plenty of special speakers, prizes and fun! #NVPublicLandsDay pic.twitter.com/N44FTzH4sv

— Institute for a Progressive Nevada (@ProgressForNV) September 26, 2020

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