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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Buenos Grill in Reno, NV

The 2016 Winter Slide Series, hosted by Jeff Lock, continues on February 10th with our very own Associate Director, Kurt Kuznicki who will be presenting his stunning images. Join us for a riveting presentation of wild Nevada. 

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There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds will go to Friends of Nevada Wilderness to help continue our stewardship and advocacy efforts across the state.

Be sure to arrive early (6:30pm is suggested) to grab a seat and some dinner!

You can check out more of Kurt's work on his website, Nevada Outside.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Arrow Canyon Wilderness

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a day in Arrow Canyon Wilderness!  Arrow Canyon has beautiful rock art, fossils, and draws geologists and rock climbers from far and wide.  We will install an informational kiosk and work to repair a barrier, all to keep Arrow Canyon protected and natural!

What You'll Need:

  • Please bring a water bottle for yourself. We'll have plenty of water for refills.
  • Sturdy closed toed shoes.
  • Long pants and a long sleeved shirt.  I recommend wearing warm layers that can be adjusted throughout the day.
  • Snacks/Lunch for yourself.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 at 06:45 PM
REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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Professor of Ecology at University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dr. Scott Abella, will join us to talk about his recent book Conserving America's National Parks and some of his current research locally.  Dr. Abella is a renowned Restoration Ecologist with a knack for practical conservation projects locally and across the United States.  This is an appropriate way to kick off the 100 year Centennial of the National Park System, by talking about how to conserve our Parks!

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!

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for our 6th annual Alternative Spring Break!!

We are partnering with the National Park Service at Lake Mead National Recreation Area to provide students with a unique experience during spring break.  This is a multi-day project with 4 nights of camping on the shores of Lake Mohave, starting Sunday evening.  Monday through Thursday we will do restoration and trail work in Spirit Mountain and Bridge Canyon Wilderness areas.  In the evenings, we will hear from local experts about Southern Nevada's environment.  The trip is free; all meals, gear, and transportation to project sites are provided.  

We do ask for a $20 deposit to confirm your commitment, which is due by Monday, March 7th.  Your deposit will be fully refunded if you join us for Alternative Spring Break or cancel your RSVP by March 7th.  We want to make sure that everyone who RSVPs is committed to participating because we expect to have a waitlist for this project.

RSVPs will be available February 1st.  In the meantime, feel free to reach out to the contact person at the bottom of this page.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 06:45 PM
REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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CJ Woodard, Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Forest Service in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, will describe the endangered Mt. Charleston blue butterfly and the agencies plans to manage for the butterfly and visitors.  This will be a great opportunity to learn about endangered species, butterflies in particular and efforts to protect them and their habitat. 

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!

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Mountain Crest Park in Las Vegas, NV

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We appreciate our volunteers and all their work to keep Nevada wild!

We hope that you will join us to celebrate their work and say "Thank you!".  We will also recognize volunteers and partners who've gone above & beyond in 2015.  We'll have goodies for volunteers, Wilderness themed games and a salsa contest; no dancing required.  

We will provide burgers with all the fixin's, drinks and, of course, a dutch-oven dessert!  The Picnic will be potluck-style so please bring a dish to share or a salsa for the salsa contest.  

Please RSVP so we have the most accurate count.  Give us a call or email Jesy for more information.

We'll see you there!

Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 06:45 PM
REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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Melissa Giovanni, Assistant Professor of Geology at University of Nevada Las Vegas takes us on a trip to Grand Canyon.  She'll guide us through geologic time and decipher the prehistoric story told by the layers of the Canyon.  You wont see Grand Canyon the same way again!

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!

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Dog Valley Campground in Sparks, NV

Join us for a Leave No Trace Trainer Course being taught by Nevada Outdoor School. A weekend of front country camping and hiking in Dog Valley while learning the ropes of leaving not trace.

Space is limited so mark your calendar and RSVP today!

The fun will start here at the office with introductions and a short presentation. From there we will all head up to the campsite in Dog Valley and continue our hands on education into the evening. We will provide a tasty Dutch Oven dinner and hot coffee for both mornings. 

Space is limited and you must RSVP by May 5th. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us here at the office or email.

 

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