Bonanza Trailhead Restoration


Come Restore Bonanza Trailhead!

Join us on July 13th for a day out at Bonanza Trailhead! We have two types of restoration opportunities during this project: one is pulling invasive mullein, and the other is removing old irrigation pipes! Mullein, an invasive and exceptionally prolific plant, has taken over a large area near the Bonanza Trailhead, choking out native plants and grasses. It grows fast and thick, altering the soil and making it hard for our local plants and animals to thrive. Removing mullein helps keep our ecosystems in good shape and gives our native plants a fighting chance!

A short hike up from the trailhead is a pile of old irrigation pipes that need to be pulled, chopped, and hauled out. These pipes are no longer in use, detract from the beauty of the area, and are quite literally piles of trash in the wilderness. So, out of the forest, they shall be!


Difficulty: Moderate -See our difficulty rating here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a semi-exercise routine. Most people who are physically active can participate at this level. The mullein removal will involve a lot of repeated bending over to remove the plants up from their roots. 

What to wear/bring: Long pants, long sleeve shirt, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sun protection of your choice (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, buff). A small daypack to carry water and snacks. Make sure to bring either a refillable water bottle or a hydration bladder, we will have water for you to refill your vessel. Bring snacks and lunch, whatever you need to stay fueled for a day in the mountains! FNW will provide gloves, eye protection, hard hats, tools, and all the necessary training. Weather is often unpredictable and can change quickly in the mountains, so be sure to bring a rain jacket in case of inclement weather. 

Date/Time: Saturday, July 13th at 9 am. Please arrive 15 min early to sign in. 

Further Details: To get to the trailhead, a high-clearance vehicle with good tires is recommended. Let us know ASAP if you we will need a ride. We can figure out carpooling for those who are unable to access the trailhead on their own. If you are capable of getting to the trailhead in your own vehicle and are willing to let others carpool with you, please reach out so we can coordinate!

Contact Info: For further information or if you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected]

RSVP is Required: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

July 13, 2024 at 9:00am - 2pm
Rachael ·
Norberto Torres D C Shuey Hermi and John Hiatt Dakota Mccullough Daniel Wright Shauri Gibson

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Norberto Torres
D C Shuey
Hermi and John Hiatt
Dakota Mccullough
Daniel Wright
Shauri Gibson

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