Calendar of Events

Check out a full list of volunteer and other events coming up near you!

If you have time for a less-than-seven-minute overview of one Friends of Nevada Wilderness 2008 restoration projects, take a peek at this stewardship video created by Project Moonshine.

  • Volunteer for Earth Day

    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Idlewild Park in Reno, NV


    Reno Earth Day is the biggest outreach event of the year! Help us reach new supporters and volunteers while enjoying this fun event with live music, educational booths, and delicious food!

  • Benefit Bowl with Laughing Planet 1 RSVP

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Laughing Planet UNR in Reno, NV

    Join Laughing Planet Cafe and Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a night benefiting conservation in Nevada. We'll have delicious food (as always), movies, activities, and music!! Laughing Planet will be offering a specialty bowl with $1 from each sale going to Friends of Nevada Wilderness to support our on-going programs to keep Nevada wild!


  • Griffith Shadow Trail Enhancement! 10 RSVPs

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 07:00 AM through April 30, 2017
    La Madre Mountain Wilderness


    Join us for a weekend spent enhancing the Griffith Shadow Loop Trail!  Last fall, we built the last section of Griffith Shadow, connecting it into a true loop.  Griffith Shadow is on the backside of the Red Rock escarpment and provides hikers and riders an opportunity to experience the quiet of La Madre Mountain Wilderness.  Be a part of the effort to take care of the places we all play!

    We'll be doing trailwork on Saturday and Sunday, and camping out Saturday night.  You're welcome to join us for the whole weekend or just one day.  This project involves a round-trip hike of up to 5 miles.  Details are subject to change.

    What You'll Need:
    - Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt for while we're working.
    - A water bottle.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.
    - Lunches, snacks, & camping gear for yourself.
    What We'll Have:
    - A delicious dinner for all on Saturday night!
    - Hot water, oatmeal, coffee, and more for breakfast on Sunday.
    - Plenty of water and snacks.
    - All of the tools, gloves, and hard hats we'll need to make a difference!
    This project is possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance!  The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance exists to bring together the wilderness stewardship community into a growing network of volunteer-based organizations that provide stewardship for America's enduring resource of Wilderness.


  • Wild Speaker Series! 5 RSVPs

    Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Join us for a presentation about Weather Forecasting and a special emphasis on monsoons by Reid Wolcott, a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service.  Reid makes reading weather systems easier to understand, a skill any outdoor adventurer should know.  Come with your questions!

    We'll see you there!

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting a monthly meeting the first Thursday of every month and we're calling it our Wild Speaker Series! This is a great way for folks who are interested in conservation to learn about current issues. Arrive at 6:45 to socialize and snack before the presentation at 7 pm. Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

  • Great Community Clean Up 2017 Wilderness Weed Warriors - North 17 RSVPs

    Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead


    What a winter we've had. We are eager to hike and see how the invasive weeds are doing. Help us knock them out before they get established!


    Join us as we partner with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful for the Annual Great Community Clean-Up!


    We will meet at the Michael S. Thompson trailhead at 7:30 am, more commonly known as the Hunter Creek trail. From there we will hike into the Mt. Rose Wilderness and spend a few hours removing Musk Thistle Rosettes. Afterwards, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will be hosting a barbecue for all volunteers! Join us for a morning of giving back to our public lands and an afternoon of tasty treats!



  • REI Force of Nature

    Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 08:00 AM through May 07, 2017
    Skye Canyon in Las Vegas, NV

    REI is focusing on women in the outdoors.  For more information about this campaign to get and support women outdoors take a look at this video!

    The first weekend in May the local REI stores are partnering with Skye Canyon to provide classes and events specifically for women in the outdoors.  To participate you must register through REI.  Please use this website.


  • Eleven Mile Canyon Stillwater Mtns. Exploratory Hike

    Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Stillwater Range

     Hike the Stillwater Range

    Stillwater_Range_from_Stillwater_Refuge_02_RyanCarle.jpgExplore the Stillwater Range and take action to keep it public! Photo by Ryan Carle.

    Join us and the Sierra Club for a day of exploring the Stillwater Range! Eleven Mile Canyon winds its way up into the southern end of the Stillwater Range. There are several peaks in the area including Slaughter Peaks, Table Mtn, Shaly Peak and Mt Lincoln. We will attempt to summit one or more of them while learning about the current proposal from the Fallon Navy Air Station to seize portions of the Stillwater Range from the public domain. Be prepared for 6-10 mi RT and 2000-3000' of elevation gain. Please contact leader for further details.

    Level: Strenuous

    Cost: $1 optional donation for Group Leader training

    Signup Instructions: Call or e-mail leader for meeting location details.

    Bring: Boots, poles, water, food and whatever else you would normally take for a day of hiking in the mountains.

    Signup Restrictions: No dogs

    Carpool: Car pooling is recommended. High clearance 4WD will be needed to get to the trailhead.

  • Wilderness Weed Warriors 2017 #2 6 RSVPs

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Michael S. Thompson Trail Head - Hunter Creek Trail



    With Spring underway, what better way to enjoy the warm weather than hiking? Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Using shovels, we can most effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. Invasive weeds have many impacts on the native environment. From out-competing for resources to reducing water quality. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country, all in our backyard Wilderness.


    We start each Weed Pull with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experience Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing into our Public Lands and RSVP today!


  • Lone Mountain Exploratory Hike

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 08:00 AM through May 15, 2017
    Lone Mountain

    LoneMtn12_S2_PetersonK.jpgEnjoy stunning views as you explore a little known place in central Nevada. Photo by Kirk Peterson.

    Join us for a fun weekend with the Sierra Club exploring the heart of wild Nevada! Lone Mountain is that impressive looking peak that you see when driving south on Hwy 95 about 40 miles west of Tonopah. It's also an area we have identified as exhibiting strong wilderness characteristics. Join us to explore this stunning wild place and learn how you can help protect its wild qualities by urging the BLM Battle Mountain District to identify it as a land with wilderness character!

    We will car camp in the area and attempt to summit the peak the next day. We'll also do some other exploring in the area, such as the southern end of the Monte Cristo Range. Be prepared for 4-6 mi RT and 2500-3000' of elevation gain for Lone Mtn and lesser hiking in the Monte Cristos. Please contact leader for further details.

    For more information about our Lands with Wilderness Character campaign, click here.

    Level: Strenuous

    Cost: $1 optional donation for Group Leader training

    Signup Instructions: Call or e-mail leader for meeting location details.

    Bring: Boots, poles, water, food and whatever else you would normally take for a day of hiking in the mountains.

    Signup Restrictions: No dogs

    Carpool: Car pooling is recommended. High clearance 4WD will be needed to get to the trailhead.



  • 10th Annual GO Mt. Charleston Spring Cleaning! 14 RSVPs

    Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Mt. Charleston


    Join us for the 10th Annual GO Mt Charleston Spring Cleaning! Help spruce up the mountain before the busy summer season.

    Every winter, thousands of visitors flock to the Spring Mountains to play in the snow.  Unfortunately, as the snow melts and wildflowers begin popping up, so does unsightly litter.  In past years, volunteers picked up the normal cans, bottles and broken sleds, but have also hauled out a car muffler, abandoned hardware, old tires, and more.  Each year, over 3000 pounds of debris are removed - we need all the help we can get! 

    GO Mt Charleston Spring Cleaning is brought to you by the US Forest Service and Southern Nevada Conservancy, along with other local and regional partners such as Friends of Nevada Wilderness, to help add to visitors' understanding and enjoyment of the National Forest


    For more information on bringing your own volunteer group, email or call (702) 872-0550.

    For more information on how your business can sponsor this event, email or call Leonie Mowat at (702) 501-6167.

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