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.

  • ALL OUT 2017

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort

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    REI wants to help folks meet their outdoor goals in 2017 and is organizing ALL OUT 2017.  It's shaping up to be a really fun event with hiking, lift tickets, "trail gear" demos and a s'mores making station.  Friends will be there and we hope you can come along.  Go to REI's website, link below, for more information.

    *Registration is required to participate in classes.  REI is accepting registrations.*

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  • Gass Spring Restoration! 6 RSVPs

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Desert National Wildlife Refuge

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    Springs are vital and important resources, supporting wildlife such as bighorn sheep and mule deer.  Located in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Gass Spring has been buried by soil and no longer provides water for wildlife.  Fortunately, springs are remarkably resilient and can be effectively restored.  Join us for a day spent revitalizing Gass Spring!

    What You'll Need:
    - Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt for while we're working.
    - A water bottle.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.
    - Lunch & snacks for yourself.

     

  • Leave No Trace Awareness Course 9 RSVPs

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness Office in Sparks, NV

    Join us for a few hours of learning about Leave No Trace. Subaru has partnered with the Leave No Trace folks and have a few folks driving around the country teaching LNT workshops.

    lnt_subaru_logo.jpgIt just so happens they are swinging through Reno in January! Not sure about Leave No Trace? Want a refresher? RSVP for a few hours of talks and activities designed to help us all do our part and leave no trace while exploring the wonderful Wild Nevada.

    Here is a link to the Leave No Trace website for further details.

    Class size is limited so be sure to sign up!

  • 2017 Stewardship Hobnob #1 16 RSVPs

    Wednesday, February 01, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness Northern Nevada Office in Sparks, NV

    Join us here at the office for our first night in our Stewardship Hobnob series. A meet and greet designed to educate folks about volunteering with Friends of Nevada Wilderness. We will highlight the who, what, when, where, and how of volunteering. As well as the amazing perks! Each installment of the series will focus on one aspect of our program, this time around we will be highlighting the how and what nots of Dutch Oven Cooking as well as a Dutch Oven Recipe Swap.

    This event will give the chance for new folks to meet existing  and new volunteers. People will be able to ask questions and see just how easy it is to volunteer.

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  • Wild Speaker Series! 9 RSVPs

    Thursday, February 02, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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    Reid Wolcott is a Meterologist for  the National Weather Service.  He gave a talk last year about Thunderstorms and Monsoons last summer, it was very interesting!  He's back to go over the basics of meterology - layers of the atmosphere, atmospheric pressure, fronts, jet stream, that kind of thing.  He's a great resource so come with your weather related questions!

    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!

  • McClanahan Clean Up 1 RSVP

    Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    South McCullough Wilderness

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    Spend the day with Friends of Nevada Wilderness reinforcing a barrier to prevent incursions into South McCullough Wilderness and cleaning up a popular destination, McClanahan Spring.  This site is next to the Jean dry lake bed and serves as a Gateway to South McCullough Wilderness.  Volunteers time will be well spent cleaning up the area to improve habitat and encourage responsible recreation.  

  • Lovell Canyon Restoration #1! 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Lovell Canyon

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    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for some Wilderness restoration in Lovell Canyon!  There are illegal motorized access routes that are compromising the awesome Wilderness characteristics of La Madre Mountain Wilderness.  Join us as we spend the morning naturalizing and restoring one of these critical entry ways using good ol' fashioned hand tools like shovels and pick-mattocks.  This event will be followed up by another route restoration on Sunday.

    What You'll Need: Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and long pants.  Bring a lunch, snacks, and water bottle for yourself.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.

  • Lovell Canyon Restoration #2! 5 RSVPs

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Lovell Canyon

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    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for some Wilderness restoration in Lovell Canyon!  There are illegal motorized access routes that are compromising the awesome Wilderness characteristics of La Madre Mountain Wilderness.  Join us as we spend the morning naturalizing and restoring one of these critical entry ways using good ol' fashioned hand tools like shovels and pick-mattocks.  This project is following another route restoration on Saturday.

    What You'll Need: Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and long pants.  Bring a lunch, snacks, and water bottle for yourself.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.

  • KEEN Zappos Day at Tule Spring Fossil Beds National Monument! *PRIVATE*

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

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    KEEN and Zappos employees are spending a day with Friends of Nevada Wilderness to clean up the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument!  Tule Springs preserves the history of mammoths, lions, and camels that once roamed the area's wetlands.  KEEN and Zappos are a excellent partners and help us get boots on the ground.  This is a private event.

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness can organize similar projects for your group or business.  Call us at (702) 515-5417 for more information.

  • Friends Appreciation Picnic 29 RSVPs

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Mountain Crest Park in Las Vegas, NV

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is excited to recognize last years' awesome volunteers, members and friends at our annual Friends Appreciation Picnic!

    Join us at Mountain Crest Park (the corner of Lone Mountain and Durango) in group C on March 25th 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 or dessert and/or a trail mix to enter into our Trail Mix Contest! 

    And of course, we have a fun Wilderness themed game planned for you.  There's no studying necessary, you'll have everything you need at the picnic and you could win a prize!  

    We truly 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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