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Take Action Tuesday: Friends of Nevada Wilderness Partners with KEEN Footwear to Clean Up Mt. CharlestonJune 19, 2012: Conservation Alliance Grantee, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, is teaming up with the Conservation Alliance Pinnacle Member, KEEN, and the Zappos Family to give picnic and camping areas in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness a makeover. Read the full story at Conservation Alliance.

Fight continues to preserve Gold ButteJune 17, 2012: John Hiatt, long-time Friends of Nevada Wilderness board member, is quoted in this story on the independent poll that shows large-majority Clark County support for protecting the Gold Butte region east of Las Vegas. Friends sponsored the poll. Details at Las Vegas Review-Journal.

BLM Nevada volunteer receives “Making a Difference” National AwardMay 26, 2012: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' own Pat Bruce, Stewardship Program Director, is presented with BLM's prestigious “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on May 24. STORY 1 (May 26) at Silver Pinyon   —and—   STORY 2 (May 28) at foxreno.com.

Eco-event May 24, 2012: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and other groups host the 2012 Black Rock Rendezvous. This is your opportunity to camp, attend workshops and lectures, help restore wildlife habitat and more. This is a “leave no trace” camping event. More at Reno News and Review.

GOP enviro activist: “Republicans are green, too” April 3, 2012: Shaaron Netherton, Friends of Nevada Wilderness Executive Director, is quoted in this story about Republicans who care about conservation. She lauded the “common-sense planning” process that sought to address concerns and still protect the wildlife and wild places of the Pine Forest Range. Details at foxreno.com.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness wins national Partners in Conservation AwardDecember 9, 2011: Nominated for by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends earned the Partners in Conservation award for on-the-ground volunteer stewardship projects that helped wildlands and wildlife habitat on public lands administered by members of the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP). Read the full story at Southern Nevada Agency Partnership.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness 2011 award winnersDecember 4, 2011: Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be celebrating individuals and organizations who played a special part in our 2011 field season. The awardees will be honored at the Wilderness Wingding which will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort. See more at Sparks Tribune.

Crew wraps up work on new trail to Griffith PeakSeptember 5, 2011: A crew of 20 Friends of Nevada Wilderness' volunteers and six interns from the Student Conservation Association are wrapping up work on a new trail to Griffith Peak, which rises to 11,060 feet in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. Read the full story at Las Vegas Review Journal.

February Bigfoot Challenge Winner, Darcy!March 25, 2011: Darcy Shepard, now Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Administrative Director, was the winner in Leave No Trace' February Bigfoot Challenge. The challenge encourages simple acts of environmental activism and the teaching of Leave No Trace principles. Read Darcy's story at Leave No Trace Community Blog.

Friends nominated in Patagonia's "Voice Your Choice" campaignSeptember 24, 2009: Patagonia Reno is gearing up to dish out $5,000 to local environmental groups during the Patagonia "Voice Your Choice" campaign. Patagonia is asking the community to vote for the environmental organization they feel has made the most impact; voting begins today and will be open through Oct. 24 ... Read full story.

Ancient bristlecone pine wood burned on Griffith PeakSeptember 5, 2009: Concerned about campers burning bristlecone pine wood on top of Griffith Peak, Kurt Kuznicki and John Hiatt dismantle fire rings in the Mount Charleston Wilderness just outside Las Vegas and tell the story of why these ancients need more respect ... Read all about it at Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness turns 25 June 4, 2009: For a quarter of a century, a homegrown political group has been pushing for wilderness areas in Nevada. Marge Sill, founding Friends of Nevada Wilderness board member and “Mother of Nevada Wilderness,” is quoted extensively in this story about Friends and the history of the wilderness movement in Nevada. More at Reno News and Review.

 


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