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.

  • Tule Springs Cleanup with SH Architecture! *PRIVATE*

    Friday, March 31, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

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    SH Architecture employees are joining Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a day to clean up the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument!  On the north edge of Las Vegas, Tule Springs preserves the history of mammoths, lions, and camels that once roamed the area's wetlands.  SH Architecture is an incredible partner of Friends of Nevada Wilderness and supports our efforts in so many ways.  

    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.

  • 2017 Stewardship Hobnob #2 26 RSVPs

    Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness - Northern Nevada in Sparks, NV

    Join us for our second Stewardship Hobnob. 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!

    Come to the office and see what it is we do when out on a project. We plan to pull out all the gear and set up a mock campsite to show what equipment we bring and how we run a trip. The Dutch Oven's will be under coals cookin' up something tasty!

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wild Speaker Series! 11 RSVPs

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

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    Nick Saines is a geologist and hydrologist well acquainted with southern Nevada's basin & range topography.  Join us for his presentation, Glaciers in Las Vegas!?!: Evidence for Pleistocene Glaciation the Spring Mountains.  It should provide a new perspective of one of our most beloved fixtures on the landscape, and you wont look at Mt. Charleston 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!

  • Santa Rosa Seedling Planting - Hansen Fire 11 RSVPs

    Friday, April 07, 2017 at 02:00 PM through April 09, 2017
    Santa Rosa Mountains

    Help us continue past work on the many fires in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Join in us for a weekend in the Santa Rosa Mountains! We will be camping along the base of the mountains and working up in the foothills, below snow-capped mountains.

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    •  We plan to leave the office on the afternoon of the 7th of April, and head out to Paradise Valley, and set up camp.
    • This time of year is one of the best to be in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Days growing longer and warmer, cool nights, and as mentioned, the mountains are exquisitely beautiful.
    • A weekend full of great food, good times, and rewarding work.
    • The weather this time of year is sporadic and all trips are subject to change.
    • We may change to a day trip

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     We will be planting more Bitterbrush and sagebrush this year along. Don't miss out on an epic start to another great field season. RSVP Today!

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  • Alternative Spring Break 2017! 23 RSVPs

    Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 12:00 PM through April 14, 2017
    Gold Butte National monument

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    Make your break matter - Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for our 7th annual Alternative Spring Break at Gold Butte National Monument!!  We'll improve vital desert habitats and learn about our local environment all while camping in Gold Butte and exploring its natural wonders.  You'll walk away from this week with a sense of connectedness and memories that will last forever.

    We'll spend the week at Gold Butte National Monument, enjoying a unique and truly unforgettable experience during spring break.  This is a multi-day project with 5 nights of camping in the wild, starting Sunday evening.  Monday through Friday we'll improve fragile desert habitats throughout Gold Butte.  In the evenings we'll eat gourmet camp dinners, hear from experts about our local environment, and try our hand at bird watching and stargazing.  We'll also have time to explore the areas that we're working to protect.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about our local environment, experience cultural resources, and get to know like-minded folks.

    Please contact grace@nevadawilderness.org to join the waitlist for Alternative Spring Break.

    The trip is free!  All meals, gear, and transportation to project sites are provided due to a generous grant from Barrick. This is the third year Barrick has provided funds for us to host Alternative Spring Break and get students out on the ground to accomplish critical restoration projects in Clark County while gaining experience in the natural resources field.  There is no experience necessary - we'll provide all of the gear and information that you'll need.

    We do ask for a $20 deposit to confirm your commitment, which will be fully refunded when you join us for Alternative Spring Break.  We'll send you more information about the deposit & more once you RSVP.

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  • Show Your Support for National Monuments

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 01:30 PM
    Nevada State Legislature

    Show your support of National Monuments like Gold Butte by attending an important bill hearing on Assembly Joint Resolution 13!

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    Assembly Joint Resolution 13, introduced by Assemblywoman Heidi Swank, expresses the support of the Nevada State Legislature for the enactment and use of the Antiquities Act and the designation of Basin and Range National Monument and Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada. If passed, this resolution serves as an official document that Nevadans support the use of the Antiquities Act and want to keep our National Monuments in Nevada protected. This is especially useful if our National Monuments ever came under attack - such as a threat of a repeal. Read the full bill text here.

    We need to show the Nevada State Legislature that Nevadans LOVE our National Monuments!! Please try to attend this important hearing by attending the bill committee hearing in person in either Carson City or Las Vegas.

    WHERE:

    Carson City: Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

    Las Vegas: Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

    *Room numbers to be announced. Please RSVP and we'll e-mail you as soon as we know the room location!

  • Santa Rosa Seedling Planting - Hansen Fire 6 RSVPs

    Friday, April 14, 2017 at 01:00 PM through April 16, 2017
    Santa Rosa Mountains

    Help us continue past work on the many fires in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Join in us for a weekend in the Santa Rosa Mountains! We will be camping along the base of the mountains and working up in the foothills, below snow-capped mountains. Celebrate Good Friday by giving back to the lands and help to restore wildlife habitat.

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    •  We plan to leave the office on the afternoon of the 17th of March, and head out to Paradise Valley, and set up camp.
    • This time of year is one of the best to be in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Days growing longer and warmer, cool nights, and as mentioned, the mountains are exquisitely beautiful.
    • A weekend full of great food, good times, and rewarding work.
    • The weather this time of year is sporadic and all trips are subject to change.
    • We may change to a day trip

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     We will be planting more Bitterbrush and sagebrush this year along. Don't miss out on snow covered peaks, RSVP Today! If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us here at the office, 775-324-7667.

     

  • Zappos Earth Day 2017

    Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Zappos Headquarters in Las Vegas, NV

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    We're looking for volunteers to join us at the annual Zappos Earth Day event to spread the word about Friends of Nevada Wilderness!  We'll talk to folks that stop by out table about Wilderness, Stewardship, and how they can get involved.  This event is always highly attended so more volunteers means we get to talk to everyone who stops by.  There's no experience required to help out, just a passion for Wilderness!

    This event has been a blast every year we've attended!  Volunteer's support is needed and appreciated!  

    RSVP if you're interested in helping out and Jesy will be in touch as the event gets closer.

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  • GREENfest 2017

    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV

    We're looking for volunteers to join us at the eighth annual GREENfest in Downtown Summerlin to spread the word about Friends of Nevada Wilderness!  We'll talk to folks that stop by out table about Wilderness, Stewardship, and how they can get involved.  This event is always highly attended so more volunteers means we get to talk to everyone who stops by.  There's no experience required to help out, just a passion for Wilderness!

    If you're available for part of the day we appreciate any time you're willing to help!  While you're there feel free to explore the other booths and enjoy yourself, they have a ton of great things scheduled!  Check out more details on their website.

    RSVP if you're interested in helping out and Jesy will be in touch as the event gets closer.

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  • Griffith Shadow Trail Enhancement! 4 RSVPs

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 07:00 AM through April 30, 2017
    Eldorado Wilderness

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    Join us for a weekend spent enhancing the Griffith Shadow Loop Trail!  Last fall, we built the last section of Griffith Shadow, connecting it into a true loop.  Griffith Shadow is on the backside of the Red Rock escarpment and provides hikers and riders an opportunity to experience the quiet of La Madre Mountain Wilderness.  Be a part of the effort to take care of the places we all play!

    We'll be doing trailwork on Saturday and Sunday, and camping out Saturday night.  You're welcome to join us for the whole weekend or just one day.  This project involves a round-trip hike of up to 5 miles.  Details are subject to change.

    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.
    - Lunches, snacks, & camping gear for yourself.
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    What We'll Have:
    - A delicious dinner for all on Saturday night!
    - Hot water, oatmeal, coffee, and more for breakfast on Sunday.
    - Plenty of water and snacks.
    - All of the tools, gloves, and hard hats we'll need to make a difference!
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    This project is possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance!  The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance exists to bring together the wilderness stewardship community into a growing network of volunteer-based organizations that provide stewardship for America's enduring resource of Wilderness.

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