To round out a great year of wilderness stewardship in Nevada, Friends of Nevada Wilderness recognized several outstanding volunteers, businesses, and activists who made a big difference for public lands. One business in particular, Barrick, has shown strong support for protecting our wild places in Nevada and to recognize their efforts, Friends of Nevada Wilderness awarded them with our "2016 Corporate Partner of the Year."
From right to left: Tim Buchanan from Barrick, Friends' Stewardship Coordinator
Richie Bednarski, and Friends' Executive Director Shaaron Netherton.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton released the following statement,
"Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to award Barrick with this year’s Corporate Partner of the Year for their
on-going commitment to engaging youth in Wilderness Stewardship through three years of support for our Alternative
Spring Break program. The Alternative Spring Break program engages college youths across the state to participate in a week-long program consisting of on-the-ground service projects on public lands and special talks from local agency experts. Barrick has also provided generous support for our southern Nevada Stewardship Program and Friends’ volunteer recognition."
Tim Buchanan, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Barrick, also released the following statement,
“Barrick is very proud to be recognized as a partner of the Friends of Nevada Wilderness. We sincerely appreciate the effective partnerships that the Friends has built throughout Nevada, in both urban and rural communities and with a very broad spectrum of constituents, to increase appreciation for the unique public lands resources we are blessed with in Nevada and to protect those special places in our beautiful state that retain their wild character. In our increasingly polarized society, organizations like Friends demonstrate that Americans CAN work together across political and ideological lines to develop sustainable conservation solutions that benefit human and natural communities!”