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  • Central Nevada Wilderness Fence Pull and Sage Grouse Habitat Improvement 9 RSVPs

    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 01:00 PM through October 22, 2017
    Little Fish Valley - Table Mountain Wilderness

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    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a weekend in lovely Central Nevada. We are partnering with the USFS to help them remove an old barbed wire fence that is no longer needed, and are hoping to split our crew and have some folks remove Pinyon Juniper encroachment into the valley to improve sage grouse habitat.

    It will be enjoyable fall weekend with cold nights and warm days, perfect for enjoying Wild Nevada and giving back. Pulling fence is challenging, yet extremely rewarding work. Learn how to use a t-post puller, fence pliers, and roll up barbed wire.

    We plan to depart the office in the early afternoon of October 20th, if you any questions regarding this project, don't hesitate to contact us.

    Project is subject to change and/or cancellation due to weather, fire, etc. We will let you know if anything changes.

  • McClanahan Clean-Up, Round 2! 8 RSVPs

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    McClanahan Spring

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    Join us for a morning spent putting up a kiosk near 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.  South McCullough encompasses ancient metamorphic mountains that appear soft from a distance, but are rocky and rough upon closer inspection.  Your time will be well spent cleaning up the area to improve habitat and encourage responsible recreation!

    All you'll need to bring is a water bottle, sunscreen, and snacks for yourself.

  • Bridge Mountain Trail Project 3 RSVPs

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 07:00 AM
    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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    Join the Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a beautiful autumn day restoring wilderness landscapes along Bridge Mountain Trail.  Due to scheduling adjustments, we have changed the location of the Lovell Canyon project to the Bridge Mountain Trail.  We will be working to brush the trail and identify trail work needs.

    Bridge Mountain Trail is in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and requires a high-clearance vehicle to access.  We will have a Jeep with seating for three volunteers.  If you are interested in following in your own high-clearance vehicle or joining our carpool, please let me know via email or phone call.

    We plan to meet at the RRCNCA Visitor Center at 7am.  Be sure to RSVP below and contact Nicholas Scritchfield with any questions or for more information at nick@nevadawilderness.org or (715) 220-7974.

    Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy

  • Day of Hallows Hobnob

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Northern Nevada Office in Sparks, NV

    Join us for the last Hobnob of the year; get together with other volunteers and potential volunteers like yourself, eat some food, drink some drinks and rub elbows with the not-so-rich and famous.

    We will be gathering to go over this season's accomplishments, generate ideas and comments for next year, and enjoy each others company. 

    This Hobnob, unless otherwise specified, will be held in the warehouse of our Sparks, NV office. 

     

    Can't wait to see you there!

     

  • Wild Speaker Series

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

     

    Thomas Valencia is an Education & Outreach Specialist with the National Park Service at Lake Mead National Recreational Area. On November 2nd, he'll give a presentation on unique places to see when Hiking Lake Mead NRA.  

    As temperatures cool down in the desert, many people are seeking new adventures outdoors with their family and friends. Even though the water at the lake may be too cold to swim in, there is still much to do and see at Lake Mead Nat'l Recreation Area. Thomas will cover some of the many interesting hikes Lake Mead has to offer during our next installment of the Wild Speaker Series. Come out and learn about historical sites and beautiful trails to hike at Lake Mead NRA. Find out why Lake Mead is called "America's Most Diverse National Recreation Area."

    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!

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival 4 RSVPs

    Friday, November 17, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Clark County Theater in Las Vegas, NV

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting the 5th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Clark County Theater in Las Vegas on Friday November 17th. We will feature 10 short films each focusing on a subject that relates to nature, conservation, and/or outdoor recreation. Come enjoy a night of entertainment for a good cause.

    As always, we’ll have an exciting raffle, inspiring films and a community reception! Tickets are on sale now: $10 pre-sale, $5 for kids under 12 years old. All tickets the day of the Festival are $15.

    Get your tickets here!

     

  • Arrow Canyon Protection Project! 1 RSVP

    Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    Arrow Canyon Wilderness

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    Join us for a day spent using our muscles to protect Arrow Canyon!  Arrow Canyon Wilderness is home to beautiful rock art, fossils, and draws geologists and rock climbers from far and wide.  We'll be installing a post and cable barrier 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-toe shoes.
    • Long pants and a long sleeved shirt.  I recommend wearing warm layers that can be adjusted throughout the day.
    • Lunch and snacks for yourself.
  • Wingding Volunteer & Pizza Night 2 RSVPs

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness Office

    Join us here at the office for one or two nights of crafts and activities and help us get ready for our 11th annual Wilderness Wingding!

    Work includes creating table decorations, building volunteer gift bags, organizing the raffle and silent auction items, eating pizza, and hanging out in our cool warehouse.

    We plan to work from about 5 to 9 pm. We will work for a few hours each night. These two prep nights are really what help make this event a success as it allows us to complete the small tasks. And did I mention there will be pizza and snacks?

    RSVP and let us know if you have any questions!

  • 11th Annual Wilderness Wingding 3 RSVPs

    Friday, December 08, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    California Building, Idlewild Park in Reno, NV

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we host our 11th annual Wilderness Wingding Volunteer Celebration and awards ceremony! This event is to celebrate YOU and thank you for your support of Friends of Nevada Wilderness - whether you volunteered on a project, signed a petition, or donated - we want you there to celebrate.

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    Get ready for live music from local artists, delicious food, beer & wine, and a silent auction and raffle. This event is free and open to the public so please feel free to bring your friends and family.

    Suggested donation is $10. 

    This year's theme is the "Wild West" so come in your best western wear!

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    Click here if you would like to volunteer and help get this party rollin'.

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