Presentation on theme: "SPRINGS PRESERVE Inspire communities to sustain our land and embrace our culture."— Presentation transcript:
SPRINGS PRESERVE Inspire communities to sustain our land and embrace our culture.
The Springs Preserve 180 acres of historic land known as the "Big Springs." Birthplace of Las Vegas. One of the richest and most unique cultural and biological resources in Southern Nevada. Unraveling 5,000 years of local history and exploring the possibilities for the future through a series of museums, gardens, trails, restored structures, and more.
Historical Perspective… The Past 10,000 years of biological, geological and cultural history. Human habitation began 5,000 years ago around the Springs. In the 1830s explorers put the Las Vegas Valley on the map. Turn of the 20th century, Las Vegas Land & Water Co. formed. May 1905: Land Auction; Dec. 1905: LV & TRR #7. 1947 Las Vegas Valley Water District created. Las Vegas Springs stopped flowing to the surface in 1962. 1978 Springs Preserve listed on National Register for Historic Places. In the late 1990s local citizens and the LVVWD mobilize to protect the Preserve site. The Water District authorizes development of of the Springs Preserve in 1997. Stewart Ranch
Desert Living Center LEED Certification: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program. We will achieve platinum certification, LEEDs highest rating. Alternative approaches to energy, design, materials, and resources. Sustainability Gallery. Nature Exchange, Library, and Temporary Galleries. Design Lab, Wet Classroom, and Gardens Amphitheater. Meeting rooms, classrooms, and offices.
Sustainable Construction Elements - Inside Out Interpretive Straw Bale/Rammed Earth Cooling Towers + Roof Lines Trestlewood, Glulam & FSC Reclaimed Water, Rainwater Harvesting & Butterfly Roof Building Design/Orientation Recycled/Reused Materials: aluminum, plastics, steel,… Radiant Floor Heating
Springs Preserve Crossroads Commons and Amphitheater
The Gardens Explore eight acres of colorful, lush botanical gardens and beautiful landscapes. Learn about water efficient landscape designs. Resources: Educational Classes, Dr. GreenThumb, and Ask the Gardener. Observe kitchen demonstration classes where you can learn how to grow herbs and use them in food preparation. Seven different themed areas, including the Enabling Garden, the Wetlands, Vegetable Garden, Herbs Garden, Fruit Orchard, the Frame House, and Grasses.
The Cienega and Trails Cienega wetlands and historic structures recreate the lives of the valleys first settlers. Authentic artifacts, ruins, archaeological digs, ranch structures and springhouses all tell their part of the story. Crossroads Trail: Big Springs where people floated like buoys. Exploration Trail: See what John C. Fremont, Mormon missionaries and early Native Americans saw. Springs Trail: Take an archaeological journey into the past. Cienega: The waters fed the cienega which fed the beautiful, grassy meadows. Outdoor Classroom: Another tool to explore our past.
Springs Preserve Trails Interpreted and restored natural habitats and historical structures 2.5 miles of trails Shade and teaching ramadas Springs Preserve Trails Interpreted and restored natural habitats and historical structures. Approximately 2.5 miles of trails upon completion. Shade and teaching ramadas.