The World Day to Combat Desertification is a United Nations observance on June 17 every year since January 30, 1995 when it was proclaimed by a United Nations General Assembly resolution. The purpose has been to highlight how to prevent desertification and recover from drought. There has a different theme each year since, and the theme for 2013 is "Drought and Water Scarcity".
My postcard US-1877904 showcases the Las Vegas Springs Preserve where you can learn how to live in the desert environment in a sustained way by taking advantage of what is available, especially the water. It is located at the original water source for Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Springs.
The Las Vegas Springs Preserve is a participant of Bank of America's Museums on Us program in 2013. If you are a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holder, you can get one free general admission on the first full weekend of each month. The incoming dates in 2013 are July 6th and 7th, August 3rd and 4th, September 7th and 8th, October 5th and 6th, November 2nd and 3rd, December 7th and 8th.