Thank you for your interest in the Great Basin Water Network
Our mission is to protect the water resources of the Great Basin for current and future residents - human, animal and plant. To do that, we must stop the Southern Nevada Water Authority's proposal to build a 300-mile, $15.5 billion pipeline that would send 58 billion gallons of groundwater from Eastern Nevada to Las Vegas annually [See Map]. In less than 20 years, the project would siphon the equivalent of Lake Tahoe, which is 1,644 feet in depth, through the pipeline. The water SNWA wants does not exist for the taking.
The project will harm:
- Great Basin National Park, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, and other pristine public lands.
- 20 threatened or endangered species like the Moapa Dace.
- The project will have an immitigable effect on the region's populations of mule deer, pronghorn, elk, mountain lions, big horn sheep, desert tortoise, kit fox, coyotes, sage grouse, bats, bald eagles, ferruginous hawks, western burrowing owls, pygmy rabbits and more.
- 305 springs, 112 miles of streams, 8,000 acres of wetlands, and 192,000 acres of shrubland habitat, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
- Farms, ranches, and businesses in Eastern Nevada and Western Utah.
- Water bills in Las Vegas. Estimates from SNWA show they could at least double.
Contributions to GBWN Protect Wild Places, Wildlife and Wild Waters
for Future Generations
A gift of $1,000 to $10,000 ensures:
- BWN continues to fight in the courts, the Nevada Legislature, and the regulatory realm to stop the project by helping to pay for staff and legal counsel.
- GBWN travels to all regions of the state to raise awareness about the threats the pipeline poses.
- GBWN advocates for conservation like grass removal and innovation like desalination.
- GBWN grows its audience on social media [FB & Twitter] in order to become more self-sustaining.
A grant of $1,000: Provides GBWN the opportunity to advertise our film, "Great Basin: Water is Life" on social media to raise awareness and educate the public.
A grant of $2,500: Allows GBWN to advertise our film and host one educational events in Las Vegas that include screenings of our film, conversations with policy experts, and updates on Western water issues. Grant dollars will help pay for travel costs, facilities, and GBWN swag to help spread the message.
A grant of $5,000: Provides GBWN the resources to advertise our film and host two educational events in Las Vegas that include screenings of our film, conversations with policy experts, and updates on Western water issues. The grant also provides the organization with resources to produce our bi-annual newsletter that reaches nearly 4,000 people in rural Nevada via newspaper inserts. Grantors will receive a private tour of Spring Valley with GBWN allies.
A grant of $10,000: Provides GBWN the resources to retain its legal counsel, which has helped the organization win cases in Federal Court and Nevada's District and Supreme Courts. The funds will also contribute to hosting and advertising two educational events in Las Vegas and pay for travel costs associated. Grantors will receive a private tour of Great Basin National Park with tribal members and longtime GBWN allies.
Our current funding priorities are:
- Providing Education
- Raising Awareness
- Funding our upcoming battles in Nevada's District and Supreme Courts.
Contact GBWN Executive Director Kyle Roerink to talk with him about these exciting grant opportunities at
firstname.lastname@example.org and 702-324-9662
To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.