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Take Action Tuesday: Friends of Nevada
Wilderness Partners with KEEN Footwear to Clean Up Mt. Charleston —
June 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.
continues to preserve Gold Butte —
June 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.
at Las Vegas Review-Journal.
BLM Nevada volunteer receives “Making a Difference” National Award —
May 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.
— 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
at Reno News and Review.
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.
of Nevada Wilderness wins national Partners in Conservation Award — December 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).
the full story at Southern Nevada Agency Partnership.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness 2011 award winners — December 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.
more at Sparks Tribune.
wraps up work on new trail to Griffith Peak —
September 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.
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
Read Darcy's story at Leave No Trace Community Blog.
nominated in Patagonia's "Voice Your Choice" campaign — September 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 ...
pine wood burned on Griffith Peak — September 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.
at Reno News and Review.