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.

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!

Sunday, May 08, 2016 at 07:00 AM
Poodle Mountain

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Photo by Scott Smith.

Poodle Mountain (6958') Day Hike (exploratory). Poodle Mountain is the high point of the Poodle Mountain Wilderness Study Area directly north of the Smoke Creek Desert and it should give us great views of the playa to the south and the Granite Range to the east. We might even be able to see Lassen and/or Shasta to the west. Our hike, depending on how far we can drive, will be about 5-6 mi RT with about 1000' of elevation gain. From Reno, the drive to the trailhead will be over 3 hours each way which will mean an early start. This WSA part of our Wild Washoe Wilderness Campaign. We'll learn about the current status and what we can do to help out. Please contact leader for further details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628kdwyer31@charter.net). Moderately Strenuous. 

 

Monday, May 09, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Mt. Rose Wilderness

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Spend a day hiking, enjoying our Backyard Wilderness and volunteering. These trips will focus on identifying potentially new noxious weed locations within the Mt. Rose Wilderness as well as monitoring existing populations.  Working directly with the Carson City Ranger District, we have identified a few locations where noxious weeds may have been introduced.

These trips are a great way to:

  • Gain valuable Noxious Weed knowledge
  • Hike to new locations
  • Have a unique and different experience
  • Become a Mt. Rose Ambassador
  • Learn how to use a GPS

These will be day hikes (5-8 hours) into the Wilderness beginning on trail and continuing off trail. Some rough, uneven terrain will be expected, so sturdy hiking boots and/or trekking poles are recommended.

All trips are subject to change due to the weather and unforeseeable happenings.

Monday, May 09, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Zappos Headquarters in Las Vegas, NV

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The KEEN Live Monumental Tour is returning to Las Vegas!  

Last year KEEN Footwear stopped by Las Vegas, NV on their way to Washington D.C. to ask President Obama to designated 5 beautiful places National Monuments, one of those places is Gold Butte.  This year, KEEN has partnered with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and is offering a free showing of films that highlight Gold Butte and other places beautiful places we play.  Zappos is hosting the screening in Las Vegas and will open their doors to the public for this special event at 6 pm. 

To RSVP for this unique opportunity check out KEEN's website.  We will see you there!

 

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead


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Musk Thistle and Perennial Pepperweed are a nasty plants that have drastic affects to the watershed. Out-competing native plants, noxious weeds can steal resources, grow into dense mono-cultures, and affect wildlife and soil quality.

Join us as we head into the Mt. Rose Wilderness to continue efforts to reduce populations sizes and densities. With shovel in hand, we will hike to known locations. This is a great way to spend the day hiking in our wonderful backyard Wilderness while lending a hand.

 

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Dog Valley Campground in Sparks, NV

2016 Leave no trace training!!!


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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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Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 09:00 AM
Mt. Charleston

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Help spruce up Mt. Charleston before the busy summer season by joining us for the 9th annual GO Mt Charleston Spring Cleaning!  

Every winter, thousands of visitors flock to the Spring Mountains to play in the snow.  Unfortunately, as the snow melts and wildflowers begin popping up, so does unsightly litter.  In past years, volunteers picked up the normal cans, bottles and broken sleds, but have also hauled out a car muffler, abandoned hardware, old tires, and more.  Each year, over 3000 pounds of debris are removed - we need all the help we can get.

Following the litter pick up, we will be treated to a volunteer barbecue with live music!!

GO Mt Charleston Spring Cleaning is brought to you by the US Forest Service and non-profit partners serving the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, including Southern Nevada Conservancy, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and the Great Basin Institute.

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If you would like to host your own group (minimum of five people with at least one leader over the age of 18) email volunteer@gomtcharleston.com or call Kira West at 702-872-0550.

For information on how your business can sponsor this event email leonie@gomtcharleston.com or call Leonie Mowat at 702-501-6167.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Mt. Rose Wilderness

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Spend a day hiking, enjoying our Backyard Wilderness and volunteering. These trips will focus on identifying potentially new noxious weed locations within the Mt. Rose Wilderness as well as monitoring existing populations.  Working directly with the Carson City Ranger District, we have identified a few locations where noxious weeds may have been introduced.

These trips are a great way to:

  • Gain valuable Noxious Weed knowledge
  • Hike to new locations
  • Have a unique and different experience
  • Become a Mt. Rose Ambassador
  • Learn how to use a GPS

These will be day hikes (5-8 hours) into the Wilderness beginning on trail and continuing off trail. Some rough, uneven terrain will be expected, so sturdy hiking boots and/or trekking poles are recommended.

All trips are subject to change due to the weather and unforeseeable happenings.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 06:30 PM
NOAA in Las Vegas, NV

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The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans.  Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we become on-the-ground weather spotters for the National Weather Service!  We'll go over the basics of storm development, how to identify potential severe weather features, basic severe weather safety, how to report information, and more.

Once trained you'll be a SKYWARN® volunteer severe weather spotter, helping to keep our local community safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.  To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service established SKYWARN® with partner organizations.  To learn more about SKYWARN®, visit their website by clicking here.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead

 


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Musk Thistle and Perennial Pepperweed are a nasty plants that have drastic affects to the watershed. Out-competing native plants, noxious weeds can steal resources, grow into dense mono-cultures, and affect wildlife and soil quality.

Join us as we head into the Mt. Rose Wilderness to continue efforts to reduce populations sizes and densities. With shovel in hand, we will hike to known locations. This is a great way to spend the day hiking in our wonderful backyard Wilderness while lending a hand.

 

 

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