Calendar of Events

Check below for our comprehensive list of all events throughout wild Nevada! To find events near you, please use our region-specific calendars:

Northern Nevada Calendar of Events

Southern Nevada Calendar of Events


To find out what it's like on a Friends of Nevada Wilderness stewardship trip, visit our Volunteer Info page!


 

  • Cleanup Lovell Canyon with LitterFreeLV & Friends! 9 RSVPs

    Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Late Night Trailhead in Las Vegas, NV

    Learn about trail maintenance and conservation efforts in the Spring Mountains!


    Join Friends and Litter Free LV as we cleanup Lovell Canyon. Lovell Canyon is part of the Spring Mountains Recreation Area and located west of Redrock Canyon near Highway 160. The canyon provides recreationists a bit solitude from the more crowded parts of the Spring Mountains Recreation Area like Kyle and Lee Canyons. However, remote areas like Lovell Canyon are sometimes used as dumping sites and abused by visitors. Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to have adopted Lovell Canyon Road and is committed to keep the area  Wild and clean.

    For this project, we’ll meet in the parking lot of the Late Night Trailhead at 8:30 AM. From Late Night Trailhead, we will carpool to Lovell Canyon Road and begin picking up litter along the road within the first few miles. As we work our way down Lovell Canyon Road, we will stop at campsites and pullout areas to collect litter left behind by recreationists. This will be a low impact cleanup that will require vehicles during the entire event. Please be ready to carpool or volunteer as a carpool driver. We look forward to seeing you!

    Litter Free LV is a monthly meetup group in Las Vegas for people who care about our environment and want to take action! Please follow them on social media @LitterFreeLV for upcoming events and updates!


    Difficulty Level: Easy - This project involves about .5 - 1 mile of hiking, at an elevation of 5,500ft, while carrying trash bags and water/snacks.  Participants need to be of a moderate general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow he/she to complete trailwork with relative ease. Participants should have some experience in the outdoors but this is not required. 

    About the Trail -  Lovell Canyon Road is a little-used, paved backcountry road that runs north from Highway 160 (Blue Diamond Highway aka the road to Pahrump) into the wild backcountry of Red Rock National Conservation Area and the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Lovell Canyon Road is 11 miles long and provides access to the Rainbow Mountain and La Madre Mountain Wilderness Areas.

    About the Trailwork - This project doesn’t require any prior trailwork experience. We will carpool to Lovell Canyon Road and pick up trash along the roadside and in several key camping areas.  

    What You'll Need - Sturdy closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for this project. You’ll need a day pack and the capacity to carry about 1 liter of water, snacks and a lunch (we should be wrapping up around noon). You're responsible for your own transportation to and from the meetup area (Late Night trailhead). We will carpool from Late Night to Lovell Canyon.  

    What We'll Have - We'll provide gloves, trash bags and hard hats (if needed). We'll also have ice cold water to refill your containers.

    See you there!

     

  • Wild Speaker Series

    Thursday, January 02, 2020 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Staying Safe When The Desert Floods

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness invites you to our January Wild Speaker Series. Our presenter will be Erin Neff, Public Information Manager of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District (CCRFCD), as we learn about flood dangers in the greater Las Vegas area. Many hikers access washes and other areas that become dangerous when flash floods move through. Rising waters may come quickly and unexpectedly. Find out how to stay safe if a flash flood moves through the area while you are in the backcountry. Also, learn about the steps the CCRFCD takes to protect desert tortoise, burrowing owls and culturally-sensitive areas when they build flood control structures. Erin will also bring their virtual reality devices for a firsthand experience of the power of flood waters. This will be an interactive presentation that all can learn from!

     

    The Clark County Regional Flood Control District was created in 1985 to develop a coordinated and comprehensive Master Plan to solve flooding problems, to regulate land use in flood hazard areas, to fund and coordinate the construction of flood control facilities, and to develop and contribute to the funding of a maintenance program for Master Plan flood control facilities. 

     

    We will see you there!


    Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.

    Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

    Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

     

  • 2020 Wahoo for Wilderness!

    Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Desert National WIldlife Refuge Corn Creek Visitor Center in Las Vegas, NV

    Join us on Saturday, January 25, to celebrate all of our amazing volunteers, supporters, members and community partners and what we've achieved together over the past year!

    Hello, fellow fans of Wilderness. Friends cordially invites you to the Wahoo for Wilderness, our Southern Nevada annual kickoff for the upcoming Volunteer/Stewardship season. Let's celebrate all of the great work accomplished in 2019 and get ready for an even more awesome 2020 season. We want to Thank YOU - whether you volunteered on a project, signed a petition, or became a member - we could not have accomplished as much as we did without you! The Wahoo for Wilderness is open to the public, so grab a friend and join us!

    Friends could not accomplish our work without the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers and supporters.  Help us celebrate and thank an extra special handful of rock star supporters!  Please join us for an afternoon filled with merriment and friends.  And of course, we'll have a fun Wilderness trivia game to play.

    Join us at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on January 25th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for this potluck style event.  We'll bring the main course and a dutch oven dessert.  Bring your favorite side dish, dessert, or an entry for the trail mix contest.

    Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  If you have questions or concerns give us a call at our office (702) 515-5417.

    See you there!