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.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 07:00 PM
REI Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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The Bureau of Land Management will join us to talk about solar projects in the Mojave Desert and how they mitigate risks to wildlife including Desert Tortoise.   

  

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, August 07, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Steven's Camp, Nevada in Reno, NV

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Come out and join us as we head back up to Steven's Camp, located at the north end of High Rock Canyon. We will be partnering with the BLM and running around the wilderness areas installing new boundary posts and having a grand ol' time out in the desert. This is a great trip to get out and really explore some country. Furthermore, the cabin at Steven's Camp, built by none other than Tennessee Ernie Ford, is simply awesome!

We plan to leave the office the afternoon of August 7th. Breakfast will be provided both Saturday and Sunday mornings. A amazingly delicious dinner will all be provided Saturday evening after work; by way of Dutch Ovens. Be prepared to bring your dinner on Friday and lunches throughout the weekend.

As always, the project is subject to change and cancellation due to fire/weather. Please contact Richie at stewardship@nevadawilderness.org for more details.

Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Mt. Charleston - North Loop Trail

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Join us for a fun filled day of cool temperatures, meaningful work, and the spectacular North Loop Trail. We'll work to stop and restore switchback cuts found on North Loop Trail. Switchback cuts lead to trail erosion, compromise the integrity of switchbacks, and leave a much bigger trace on the mountain. We'll be hiking up to 4 miles round trip. 

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 

 

 

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Santa Rosa Mountains, North of Winnemucca

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Hike like you've never hiked before! If you love hiking through Aspens, enjoying amazing vistas, using hand tools, and relish in the satisfaction of a job well done, then we have just the project for you.

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness in the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains, and help us install an Easy Pass gate to help keep cattle in their range, while letting people easily move through. We will be constructing this gate using only non-motorized tools and our own two hands, and we look forward to having your help!

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We will be leaving the office in Sparks at 11:00am. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a delicious dinner after work on Saturday evening. Please come with dinner for Friday evening and lunch for Saturday afternoon and be prepared for camping in any weather! 

Contact Nora at stewardship@nevadawilderness.org or call the office at 775-324-7667 for more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!

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 

Friday, September 04, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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.

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! 

Join us as we partner with the Winnemucca BLM 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 is cans, propane tanks, a burnt car and boat, among other things.

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 and much more. Camping on the Playa is a unique opportunity for star gazing and solitude. Don't forget your bathing suit to lounge in Trego Hot Springs. 

As usual, there will be plenty of food and exceptionally fun and wild times. 

 

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 05:30 PM
Clark County Theater in Las Vegas, NV

$12.00 USD

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Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting the third annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Clark County Theater on Friday November 13th.  As always, we'll have an exciting raffle, inspiring films and a community reception!  Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door; this includes your first raffle ticket!

You won't want to miss this evening of fun, food and films!  

 

A special "Thank You" to our sponsors!

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