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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Desert National Wildlife Refuge

DNWR_Planting_SH_Arch_130405_jwitt_012_low.jpgJoin Friends at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge as we work with Refuge staff to plant native plants around Corn Creek.  The Refuge has undergone many changes recently and intends to keep up the momentum.  On April 19th, we will celebrate Earth Day with volunteers  by planting native Creosote bushes at Corn Creek.  We will provide plants, tools, gloves, hard hats, drinking water, and additional snacks.

This is an event for all ages!  Bring children 5 years and older to learn about native plants.  After the event you're welcome to wander through the newly constructed Visitor Center to learn more about the protected species on the Desert Refuge.  

BRING

clothing layers, sturdy shoes, water bottle, lunch, snacks

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Tivoli Village

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 Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness at Tivoli Village on April 19th for their Spring Festival!  We are looking for interested volunteers to help us talk to the community about Nevada's Wilderness and Gold Butte!

Farmer's and local businesses and organizations are coming together to celebrate Spring, fresh local food and our community's health.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness is taking the opportunity to tell visitors about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Wilderness in their backyard, including Gold Butte.  This festival sees many visitors, so we will need passionate volunteers to share their love for Wilderness.  Volunteers can hang out at our booth for a few hours and take breaks to check out all the Festival has to offer!

The Spring Festival is put on by a weekly a Farmer's Market, so there will be many vendors with fresh local produce.  Many small local businesses attend this market so there will also be fresh food, smoothies, juices and desserts.  There will be activities for kids, craft demos, and contests.

Please RSVP if you are interested in helping us out at this large Festival.  If you've got questions, get a hold of Jesy.  She'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Ian Deutch Memorial Park in Pahrump, NV

tabling_at_GBDs.jpgFriends of Nevada Wilderness is celebrating Earth Day and Easter in Pahrump!  We are looking for interested volunteers to help us talk to the community about Nevada's Wilderness and Gold Butte.

Pahrump locals are getting together at Ian Deutch Memorial Park to celebrate Easter and Earth Day in one huge community event.  Join us while we spend the day talking about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Wilderness Areas close to home.  Volunteers can hang out by the booth and take breaks to check out the rest of the celebration.  There will be live music, pottery making and solar cooking demonstrations and an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos!  Bring the whole family to this celebration and stop by our booth to say hi and sign a postcard for Gold Butte!

Please RSVP here if you are interested in helping us out at this community event.  If you have any questions get a hold of Jesy.  See you there!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Desert National Wildlife Refuge

 

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Join Friends at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge as we work with Refuge staff to plant native plants around Corn Creek.  The Refuge has undergone many changes recently and intends to keep up the momentum.  On April 26th, we will celebrate Earth Day with volunteers  by planting native trees at Corn Creek.  We will provide plants, tools, gloves, hard hats, drinking water, and additional snacks.

This is an event for all ages!  Bring children 5 years and older to learn about native plants.  After the event your welcome to wander through the newly constructed Visitor Center to learn more about the protected species on the Desert Refuge.  

BRING

clothing layers, sturdy shoes, water bottle, lunch, snacks

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 08:30 AM
Santa Rosa Mountains-north of Winnemucca

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Help rehabilitate areas that have been affected by recent wildfires.  We will be planting bitterbrush and sagebrush seedlings to help restore critical habitat for pronghorn, mule deer and other wildlife.  Join us on these volunteer trips!  These will be camping trips for folks who want to camp.  For camping, we’ll leave Friday afternoon before the event and head home Sunday morning. Contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org or call the office at 775-324-7667 for more information. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Idlewild Park

We need your help in spreading the word about Friends of Nevada Wilderness at the 2014 Earth Day event at Idlewild Park in Reno. This is one of the largest (and funnest!) eco events of the year so it's the perfect opportunity to connect folks with our mission, volunteer events, and current campaigns. No experience required...just a passion for wilderness!

We will also be hosting a Stand By Your Land training during the Earth Day event ! This workshop will delve into the strategies and tactics proven to be successful in building grassroots power, including real-time advocacy on current wilderness issues and how to effectively use social media to further your cause.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Idlewild Park

Friday, May 02, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Park Range WSA

 

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Few places in this state are more remote and less used than the Park Range. It supports a dense forest of pinyon pine, juniper and mountain mahogany. We will be assisting the BLM in a road restoration project in order to help keep this Nevada gem in “Wild” condition. Please note - sturdy closed toed shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirt, hardhat and gloves are required during volunteer work. Adult work gloves, safety glasses and hardhat will be provided. Volunteers need to have their own personal camping equipment (equipment list is available upon request) and provide their own lunch, and breakfast & dinner will be provided by Friends of Nevada Wilderness). For more information about this volunteer opportunity please contact Kurt Kuznicki, Southern Nevada director at 775 324-7667 or kurt@nevadawilderness.org.  

Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Mountain Crest Park in Las Vegas, NV

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The Southern Nevada Team of Friends of Nevada Wilderness is so grateful to the dedicated volunteers who help us accomplish our stewardship and outreach goals.  2013 was a great year for volunteer participation, from both new and returning volunteers.  Southern Nevada's Wilderness saw 490 volunteers donate 4008 hours totaling In-Kind donations of over $96,000.  The work they did was invaluable to help protect our Wilderness.  The land managers, fellow visitors and plants and animals that call these areas home are all grateful for their work. It's important to us that we celebrate our volunteers and say "Thank you!" 

Join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Saturday May 3rd at Mountain Crest Park on Durango and Lone Mountain from 12:30 to 2:30; feel free to pop in when you can.  We will provide burgers with all the fixin's, water and refreshments and dutch-oven style desserts.  This is a potluck style picnic with a salsa competition so please bring a dish or a salsa, or both!  We are excited to offer raffle prizes, Wilderness games and most importantly, volunteer awards!

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  We look forward to seeing you May 3rd!

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Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Galena Creek Visitor Center-Reno, NV

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What are noxious weeds, how are they different from regular weeds?  How can I keep from spreading noxious weeds? Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of the Black Rock-High Rock and the Great Basin Institute in this hands-on class to learn the answers to these questions and more! We will also look at key characteristics to help you identify some of the more common noxious weeds found in and around northwestern Nevada. You'll also learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities to help in fight against noxious weeds. Please contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org or call Friends of Nevada Wilderness at 775-324-7667 for more information. Please RSVP for this event.

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