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.

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Bitner Ranch Clean Up in Reno, NV

Come out and help us lend a hand to the Surprise Valley BLM at Bitner Ranch. We will be spending the weekend working at this Historical Ranch cleaning up and removing trash. It will be a great weekend full of sun, good food, and camaraderie!

Bitner Ranch is located just outside of Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and is tucked away into a stunning part of Nevada. Wildlife viewing opportunities will be a plenty!

We plan to leave the office the afternoon of August 28th. Breakfast will be provided both Saturday and Sunday mornings. A stupendously delicious dinner will all be provide Saturday evening after working by way of Dutch Ovens. Be prepared to bring your dinner on Friday and lunches throughout the weekend.

Please pack for any weather conditions. And as always, the trip is subject to change or cancellation due to fire/weather. If you have any questions, please contact Richie at stewardship@nevadawilderness.org.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Mt. Charleston

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Join us for an awesome day on the South Loop Trail! We'll be working to improve the trail after the devastating fire and floods swept through the area in the past few years. Please note, however, that this will be a STRENUOUS project. We'll hike about 6 miles round trip, with tools. Also note that the South Loop Trail is very steep.

What you'll need:

• PLENTY of water. If you have a water bladder/camelback, please bring it along.

• Sturdy, closed-toed shoes. 

• Long pants and a long sleeved shirt 

• Lunch for yourself 

Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 09:00 AM
Mt. Charleston

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness' spring monitoring program in southern Nevada.  This morning training will involve some hands on monitoring practice and a brief discussion about the importance of springs and how the data we collect will contribute to management decisions. We expect to be hiking 1.5 miles round trip, some of which will be off trail and on steep, uneven terrain. 

You'll need to bring sunscreen, water, and a snack for yourself and wear long pants and sturdy shoes.  We'll bring all of the monitoring equipment and a good time!

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM
REI Boca Park in Las Vegas,, NV

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September 3rd is the 51st Anniversary of the Wilderness Act!  John Hiatt will talk about the history of Wilderness and Friends of Nevada Wilderness' role over the last 31 years and into the future.  Join us as we celebrate this milestone!

 

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.  Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday at 7 pm for a new speaker every month!

Friday, September 04, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Lye Creek Campground

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Come out and celebrate your Public Lands this year in Beautiful Nevada! We will be heading up to Lye Creek Campground in the heart of the Santa Rosa mountains, north of Winnemucca.

Joining forces with the USFS Santa Rosa Ranger District, the weekend will be packed full with campground restoration, clean-up, and possibly an Easy Pass Installation, high in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Lye Creek Campground is located deep in a grove of Aspens which at that time, may be engulfed in an array of fall colors. Come out and do some great work while celebrating your great Public Lands here in Nevada.

We plan to leave the office the afternoon of September 4th. Breakfast will be provided both Saturday and Sunday mornings. A stupendously delicious dinner will all be provided Saturday evening after work; by way of Dutch Ovens. Be prepared to bring your own dinner on Friday and lunches throughout the weekend. We will plan to stop in Winnemucca at the Raley's for last minute snacks/meals.

Project is subject to change and/or cancellation due to weather/fire. Contact Richie or Nora at stewardship@nevadawilderness.org.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Mt. Charleston

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness' spring monitoring program in southern Nevada.  This afternoon training will involve some hands on monitoring practice and a brief discussion about the importance of springs and how the data we collect will contribute to management decisions. We expect to be hiking 1.5 miles round trip, some of which will be off trail and on steep, uneven terrain. 

You'll need to bring sunscreen, water, and a snack for yourself and wear long pants and sturdy shoes.  We'll bring all of the monitoring equipment and a good time!

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Soldier Meadows Cabin, Black Rock NCA in Sparks, NV

Enjoy a weekend of beautiful scenery and upkeep of your public lands at its finest while we improve the cabin at Soldier Meadows for future use.

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This project is perfect for the aspiring fix-it man or woman, and for anyone who enjoys to work with their hands! We will be installing a new window, applying a waterproof coating to the outside of the cabin, and painting the inside of the cabin.

We will be meeting at the office at 1:00pm, and we will provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and a scrumptious meal on Saturday evening. We welcome you to come appreciate the great food, excellent company, and a weekend of satisfying work on the Black Rock - High Rock National Conservation Area!

We will be sending an e-mail to those who RSVP for this trip with further details, and as always, the trip is subject to change due to weather. Can't wait to see you there!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 08:30 AM

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Rainbow Mountain Wilderness! We’re going to be repairing areas of illegal trespass near Mountain Springs. This will directly support our subsequent efforts in Mountain Springs on National Public Lands Day.

What you'll need: Please wear sturdy boots/shoes, long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and a hat. Also bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and a lunch for yourself.

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Black Rock Desert - Razorback Trash Clean Up in Sparks, NV

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD 2015 will take place on Saturday, September 26. Come out and help keep Nevada wild and celebrate your public lands! Click the photo for more details on NPLD across the nation.

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Join us as we partner with the Winnemucca District BLM, Nevada Outdoor School, and Friends of Black Rock and head out to the Black Rock Desert, just outside Trego Hot Springs. We will be working to clean up a trash dump at the base of Old Razorback mountain. There are cans, propane tanks, a burnt car and a boat, among other things. We plan to camp on the Playa just outside Trego Hot Springs. Click here for directions to the camp site. This is subject to change, weather pending. We will also be helping the BLM remove an barbed wire fence that no longer is needed. It will be a great opportunity to improve your public lands!

It will be a weekend full of laughter and good times, with a little of hard work thrown in. There will be a Dutch Oven Cook-off/Potluck with prizes! Judging will happen at 6:30 pm on Saturday. Camping on the Playa is a unique opportunity for star gazing and solitude. Also don't forget your bathing suit to lounge in Trego Hot Springs. 

Nevada Outdoor School will be hosting their famous Kids Camp. Activities, education, and fun will be provided for kids of all ages during the workday from 8 to 4 pm. Along with Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, we will provide a continental breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

As usual, there will be plenty of food and exceptionally fun and wild times. The trip is weather pending and may be changed or cancelled due to weather. Also, access to the clean up site is limited to 4x4 and high clearance, there will be carpool options available and drive to the work site is at your own risk.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us here at the office, 775-324-7667 or at stewardship@nevadawilderness.org

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Mountain Springs


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Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service!  We will be restoring and preventing illegal vehicle trespasses into Rainbow Mountain Wilderness that are damaging cultural resources, such as agave roasting pits.  This area is home to archaeological sites and natural springs that are important to an abundance of wildlife.  We will use our tools and muscles to restore this area and protect all that it has to offer.  

What you'll need: Please wear sturdy boots/shoes, long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and a hat. Also bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and a lunch for yourself.

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