Raiders, NFL kick off Pro Bowl week with green project at local park
On Tuesday afternoon, the league kicked off Pro Bowl week by picking up shovels.
Along with members of local Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and community volunteers, the Raiders and the NFL planted trees, shrubs and other desert plants, while replacing grass with landscaping. rock landscaping to help create a low water use project at the Acacia Demonstration Park in Henderson, Nevada. The park is unique in that it provides visitors with climate-effective examples of landscaping in the Las Vegas Valley, in hopes of establishing a “green legacy” for the community.
The project is part of a larger collective to remove non-functional turf from local parks in an effort to save 110 million gallons of water annually, according to the City of Henderson.
At an opening press conference, Raiders president Sandra Douglass Morgan stressed the importance of the Silver and Black’s connection to the hometown community.
“It’s really important to the Raiders that we are woven into the fabric of the Southern Nevada community,” Douglass Morgan said. “To have this demonstration park right here in our hometown of Henderson at Acacia Park where people can really learn and understand how we can help our environment and encourage families to use more sustainable efforts in their own homes, we’re really privileged and proud to be part of it.”