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, February 27, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Chevron Gas Station in Las Vegas, NV

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Join us for naturalization and cleanup at Mountain Springs.  Our efforts will rehabilitate and obscure two decommissioned routes and leave the area free of trash, such as shotgun shells, metal, and carpet scraps.  Help us restore Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, known for its beautiful sandstone cliffs and twisting canyons. 

Bring water, sunscreen, close-toed shoes, pants, and a long-sleeve shirt that you are okay with getting dirty.  A 4x4 vehicle is requried to access the project site.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 07:00 AM
Pah-Rum Peak, Black Rock Desert

The high point of the Fox Range situated just north of Pyramid Lake provides views of Pyramid and both Smoke Creek and Black Rock Deserts. Join the Sierra Club Great Basin Group for hiking in a BLM designated Wilderness Study Area (WSA). We'll discuss its current status, as well as the prospects for Wilderness designation. The hike will be about 6 mi RT and over 2600' of elevation gain. Note: Significant snow accumulation and/or weather could modify our Plans.

Contact leader for details. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Co-Leader: Lucretia Belancio (775-410-1085; lucretianature@gmail.com). Level: Strenuous.

Monday, March 02, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Nevada State Legislature Building

The Senate Committee on Legislative Operations will hear Senate Joint Resolution 1 - a resolution asking Congress to transfer the vast majority of public lands into state and private control - on Monday, March 2nd at 3:30 pm. 

This is a crucial moment when grassroots action can make an enormous difference. We need to let the committee members know how strongly Nevadans feel about public lands. We will be hosting a rally/press conference starting at 1pm in front of the State Legislature Building. Please stop by and show your support for public lands!

• Attend the rally on March 2nd at 12:45 pm
o Carson City – 401 S. Carson Street, in front of the state legislature building (on sidewalk)

• Stay for the hearing on March 2nd at 3pm
o Carson City – 401 S. Carson Street – Room 2144

Please let us know if you can make it!

Other ways you can help:

- Visit http://www.congressweb.com/ncl/1 to e-mail the five members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and ask them to keep public lands in public hands and to vote against SJR 1!

AND

- Register your opposition on the Legislative website by clicking here:https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/78th2015/A/

Monday, March 02, 2015 at 12:45 PM
555 E Washington Ave. Room 4412E, Las Vegas, NV 89101

The Senate Committee on Legislative Operations will hear Senate Joint Resolution 1 - a resolution asking Congress to transfer the vast majority of public lands into state and private control - on Monday, March 2nd at 3:30 pm. 

This is a crucial moment when grassroots action can make an enormous difference. We need to let the committee members know how strongly Nevadans feel about public lands. We will be hosting a rally/press conference starting at 1pm in front of the Grant Sawyer Building. Please stop by and show your support for public lands!

• Attend the rally on March 2nd at 12:45 pm
o Las Vegas: 555 E. Washington Avenue, in front of the Grant Sawyer Building


• Stay for the hearing on March 2nd at 3pm
o Las Vegas – 555 E. Washington Avenue – Room 4412E


Please let us know if you can make it!

Other ways you can help:

- Visit http://www.congressweb.com/ncl/1 to e-mail the five members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and ask them to keep public lands in public hands and to vote against SJR 1!

AND

- Register your opposition on the Legislative website by clicking here:https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/78th2015/A/

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Buenos Grill in Reno, NV

The Winter Slide Series at Buenos Grill is a great way to visit the world without leaving Reno. Each week, a first class photographers will present their photos and travel stories based on a certain topic. To begin each evening, raffle prizes are drawn where the proceeds go to a certain Nevada non-profit organization - in this case, it's us! So come on down to Buenos Grill, grab some food, help support our programs, and see some great photographs for free. Arrive early as chairs fill up fast! 

Join semi-retired geothermal geologist Dick Benoit who has been lucky enough to travel and work in a wide variety of scenically and historically interesting countries and carry around a camera to help document and remember these fascinating places. Dick will talk about the 2014 boat trip from Ushuaia-Falklands-South Georgia Island-Elephant Island-Antarctic Peninsula.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 06:00 PM
REI Boca Park

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Protectors of Tule Springs will join us to talk about southern Nevada’s newest conservation accomplishment, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument!  

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 6 pm for a new speaker every month!

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM
North Western Nevada

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for Northern Nevada's first stewardship event of the season. We will be partnering with the BLM's California Surprise Field Office to plant seedlings in the area that was affected by the Coleman Fire. The Coleman Fire burned approximately 15,000 acres in July of 2014. We will be planting bitterbrush and sagebrush to help restore wildlife habitat and winter forage. This event is dependent upon weather and will be cancelled if there is a decent amount of precipitation.

If you would like to learn more about this project please get in touch with Richie at richie@nevadawilderness.org or call the office at 775-324-7667. You can RSVP on the website or by calling the office.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Bridge Mountain Trail in Las Vegas, NV

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We'll be spending our afternoon tucked neatly in between two amazing wilderness areas: Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and La Madre Mountain Wilderness. 

Accessing the project site involves a 6 mile round trip hike with tools.

We will take our time restoring two unauthorized hill climbs using Pick Mattocks and some vertical and horizontal mulch techniques. 

Join us for some awesome work in a beautiful part of Nevada! 

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 07:00 AM
Rawe Peak, Pine Nut Mountains

Rawe Peak is the high point at the north end of the Pine Nut Mountains and overlooks the Carson River east of Dayton and the Walker River in the Mason Valley around Yerington. Some people think that this area would be a good candidate for Wilderness designation. Come learn about what Friends of Nevada Wilderness is doing to make that happen. The hike will be about 5-6 mi RT and 1500' of elevation gain.

Note: Significant snow accumulation and/or weather could modify our plans. Contact leader for details. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628;kdwyer31@charter.net). Co-Leader: Lucretia Belancio (775-410-1085; lucretianature@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Mountain Crest Park in Las Vegas, NV

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is excited to recognize last years' awesome volunteers at our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic!

Join us at Mountain Crest Park (the corner of Lone Mountain and Durango) in group C on March 21st from 12:30 to 2:30.  We will have burgers and a dutch-oven dessert cooking when you arrive.  It's a potluck style picnic so bring a favorite side dish and/or a salsa to enter into our Salsa Contest, no dancing required! 

Demonstrate your Wilderness knowledge playing some Wilderness games we've created, you may even win a prize!  We appreciate all of our volunteers and will casually recognize some of last year’s “rockstars” and important partners.

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  If you have questions or concerns give us a call at our office (702) 515-5417.

See you there!

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