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July 10, 2009

Wild photography and great eats

From now until Labor Day, you can enjoy one of Reno's best breakfasts, while being inspired by grand photos of some of Nevada's wildest places. Plan your next wilderness experience and get fortified for the adventure. The place is Peg's Glorified Ham 'n' Eggs (downtown location only).

High Rock Canyon Wilderness photo (c) Mike McCurry
High Rock Canyon Wilderness © Mike McCurry

If you see a photo you want for your wall at home or office, we can arrange for that to happen, and a sizable portion of the purchase price will go to help assure that Nevada's wildest places are protected.

Our thanks to Peg's crew for their support and for making this exhibit possible.

The place:
Peg's Glorified Ham 'n' Eggs  —  Google map
420 South Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 329-2600

Peg's serves breakfast and lunch all seven days from 6:30AM to 2:00PM.

Side note: "TripAdvisor Popularity Index" lists Peg's as the fifth most popular eatery of all 483 Reno-area restaurants.

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The second British invasion

Parsnip Peak Wilderness, just outside of Pioche, is truly one of Nevada’s treasures. Blanketed in pinion pine and juniper and known for its wealth of historical features and wildlife, it will now go down in history as the site of the Second British Invasion. Fiona McConville, Neil Woodcock and Tim Wilkins, residents of the United Kingdom, spent their holiday volunteering for Nevada’s wildlands.

As part of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers these three were brought to the US by the Nevada Outdoor School for two months of conservation work. They joined two, also of UK origin, Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff members, Pat Bruce and Sheena Britschgi, along with the Ely BLM for a week-long series of restoration projects and afternoon teas.

Fiona proved a worthy competitor to the Dalmation toadflax, and Tim and Neil were pros with a polaski. It seemed as though the weather followed the Brits from the UK, presenting afternoon thunderstorms nearly every day. However, the crew’s spirits were not dampened as the showers led to a welcome work break and a tour of some of the historic west: Caliente, Panaca, Cathedral Gorge and Pioche.

The Brit Crew pulled 82 cubic yards of invasive Dalmatian toadflax, constructed a 100-foot post-and-rail fence, rehabilitated ¼ mile of OHV trespass, and naturalized the area surrounding a cherry stem to prevent further OHV trespass. Thanks so much to Fiona, Neil and Tim for all of their hard work in the Nevada Wilderness!

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Upcoming volunteer projects

Three great trips with the American Hiking Society

tent camping along the Toiyabe Crest
Tent camping along the Toiyabe Crest (c) Brian Beffort

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the American Hiking Society and the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District for three projects on Forest Service managed wildlands in beautiful central Nevada.  —  If you can't make one of these, we have plenty of other trips planned. Click here for details.


July 31 - August 2   Kingston Canyon Trail Maintenance

Stewardship — Help improve the scenic Kingston Canyon Trail in the Toiyabe Range. Details


August 7-9   Columbine/Stewart Trail Maintenance

Stewardship — Brush trails and install kiosks and markers along the Toiyabe Crest Trail stemming out of the Columbine Campground. Details


August 14-16   Pasco Canyon Trail Maintenance

Stewardship — Help improve the scenic Pasco Canyon Trail in the Alta Toquima Range. Details


Many more trips throughout the year are listed at Friends' website. If you want to help keep these great opportunities coming please click the button to donate:

Visit our website's TAKE ACTION pages for other ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

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