Lisa Ortega, executive director and founder of Nevada Plants.

Lisa Ortega, executive director and founder of Nevada Plants. (Greg Haas / 8NewsNow)

Aug. 29, 2022

Nevada Plants, a new nonprofit that has been drumming up support in the community, will get $25,000 from Southwest Gas. The nonprofit is supported by grants and public funding, and advocates for putting trees in places where they will provide shade for homes and yards.

Lisa Ortega, executive director and founder of Nevada Plants and SoA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 2001, said she welcomes the contribution. “I appreciate them stepping forward to work in the urban heat islands and the food deserts. I think that work is critically important right now,” she said. Before the new funding was secured, Nevada Plants had planted 300 trees in residential yards.

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