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!


 

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #8 17 RSVPs

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 07:30 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead in Reno, NV

     Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Invasive plants upset the delicate balance of nature by crowding out native species and reducing wildlife habitat. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some beautiful country, all in our backyard wilderness.

    We start each Weed Pull at the Hunter Creek Trailhead with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle. If you haven't experienced Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing and RSVP today!

  • Weed Warriors 2019 - Pizza Party 9 RSVPs

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Eclipse Pizza in Reno, NV

    Calling all 2019 Weed Warriors!

    photo credit: Kat Shepard

    As a thank you to all those who have joined us on a Weed Warriors project this year, we will be providing free pizza on Wednesday, June 19th, at 5 pm, at Ecplise Pizza (3950 Mayberry Dr, Reno, NV 89519). This year, we have pulled thousands and thousands of the invasive Musk Thistle. It's truly a wonderful accomplishment and y'all deserve a thank you! So, if you've joined us on at least one Weed Warriors project this year, please come out and celebrate your great work.

    To Attend:

    1) RSVP below. We really need folks to RSVP or else there might not be enough pizza

    2) Show up and enjoy some pizza

    3) Give Ecplise Pizza a BIG thank you for their continued support of Friends of Nevada Wilderness

    4) Volunteer again next year

     

    ***This party is only for those who have joined us on a Weed Warriors project in 2019***

     

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 3! 12 RSVPs

    Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM through June 30, 2019
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    Enjoy alpine meadows, open vistas, and wildlife while helping build Griffith Peak Trail!

    *RSVPs for this project are currently full.  Email snvstewardship@nevadawilderness.org to join the waitlist.*

    Be a part of the volunteer trail crews that will rebuild Griffith Peak Trail this summer!  Sleep under the stars, breathe in the mountain air, experience Mt. Charleston Wilderness up close, and appreciate trails in a new way.  Building trail side-by-side with other outdoors lovers is a fun and immensely rewarding way to give back to the places you love.  Lace up your boots and join us!

    For this project, we’ll camp along South Loop Trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 ft. up from the trailhead.  Each day we’ll put on our day packs and hike to Griffith Peak Trail.  Trailwork will consist of using pick-mattocks and mcleods to cut and level trail tread.  There's truly no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once a year and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

     

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

    Difficulty Level: Strenuous - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles on challenging terrain, at elevations of 7,500 - 10,800 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach trailwork sites by a set time.  Participants should have some experience in the outdoors. This trip will be physically strenuous and extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Located in Mt. Charleston Wilderness, 5.6 mile Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire and successive flooding in 2013.  The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent.  Before wildfire, the trail provided a quieter alternative to South Loop Trail and offered views of the back of Red Rock Canyon.  Reopening Griffith Peak Trail will give hikers additional access to alpine Bristlecone Pine forests, Griffith Peak (11,059 ft), and Charleston Peak (11,916 ft).  We'll be approaching Griffith Peak Trail from Kyle Canyon, via the South Loop Trail.

    About the Trailwork - This project doesn’t require any prior trailwork experience.  You’ll receive a safety and training session before working, including proper techniques and tool use.  We typically leave camp at 8 am and return by 4 pm. Be prepared be away from camp all day by carrying a day pack with lunch and at least 3 liters of water.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.  If you arrive part way through, you’ll need to meet us on the trail.

    What You'll Need - Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt are required for this project.  You’ll need a day pack and the capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.  You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Because there’s limited packing space, we’ll be asking some volunteers for this project to use tents that have already been packed up the trail.  

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll be making dinner for everyone at night, have a breakfast bar and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along South Loop trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 up from the trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail on Thursday.  That way, more of our energy is spent building the trail rather than hiking up it.  We’ll share more information with you about how to prep your gear to be packed. Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

  • Santa Rosa Range Fence Removal 20 RSVPs

    Friday, June 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 30, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Improve Wildlife Habitat!

     

    Barbed-wire fences fragment wildlife habitat, trap lowing flying birds like the Sage Grouse, and are impassable to the free-roaming Pronghorn Antelope. Join us in the Santa Rosa Range this spring to remove an unnecessary barbed-wire fence and directly improve wildlife habitat. Your work on this project will leave a lasting impact on one of northern Nevada's most beautiful mountain ranges. 

     

    As always, this project is free! We will be providing breakfast with coffee Saturday and Sunday as well as a big dutch-oven feast on Saturday night. RSVP today!

     

  • Santa Rosa Hiking Trail Maintenance 7 RSVPs

    Friday, July 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM through July 07, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Sparks, NV

    Celebrate our Freedom by maintaining hiking trails!

    Join us the weekend after 4th of July to maintain some hiking trails, eat tasty BBQ, and camp with great people. Working in partnership with the US Forest Service, volunteers will cut back overgrown plants and maintain tread on a hiking trail in the beautiful Santa Rosa Range. There's nothing more patriotic than Wilderness - these are public lands owned equally by every American, protected for ourselves and future Americans to enjoy and explore!

    Red, White & Blue attire encouraged - no fireworks due to fire danger

     

  • *Project Full* Jarbidge Volunteer Trip 10 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM through July 14, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    ***email stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to join our waitlist***

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    We are excited to announce our second annual trip to the Jarbidge Wilderness in Northeastern Nevada this July.

    Our volunteer crew will be working with our partners at the US Forest Service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife to restore illegal trespass routes into Wilderness near Coyote Lake Campground, improve trails, and help out with any general maintenance that may be needed in the area. Space is limited, so sign up now!

    You can expect a fun-filled weekend of hard work, good food, great company, and spectacular views!

     

    *Due to the distance of this project site, this will be a 4-day trip*

     

    Please e-mail stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to be placed on a waiting list for this trip. We will contact you if any spots open up!

     

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 4! 7 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 09:00 AM through July 28, 2019
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    Escape the heat at 10,000 ft. with our Volunteer Trail Crew!

    Be a part of the volunteer trail crews that will rebuild Griffith Peak Trail this summer!  Sleep under the stars, breathe in the mountain air, experience Mt. Charleston Wilderness up close, and appreciate trails in a new way.  Building trail side-by-side with other outdoors lovers is a fun and immensely rewarding way to give back to the places you love.  Lace up your boots and join us!

    For this project, we’ll camp along South Loop Trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 ft. up from the trailhead.  Each day we’ll put on our day packs and hike to Griffith Peak Trail.  Trailwork will consist of using pick-mattocks and mcleods to cut and level trail tread.  There's truly no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once a year and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

     

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.



    Difficulty Level: Strenuous - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles on challenging terrain, at elevations of 7,500 - 10,800 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach trailwork sites by a set time.  Participants should have some experience in the outdoors. This trip will be physically strenuous and extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Located in Mt. Charleston Wilderness, 5.6 mile Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire and successive flooding in 2013.  The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent.  Before wildfire, the trail provided a quieter alternative to South Loop Trail and offered views of the back of Red Rock Canyon.  Reopening Griffith Peak Trail will give hikers additional access to alpine Bristlecone Pine forests, Griffith Peak (11,059 ft), and Charleston Peak (11,916 ft).  We'll be approaching Griffith Peak Trail from Kyle Canyon, via the South Loop Trail.

    About the Trailwork - This project doesn’t require any prior trailwork experience.  You’ll receive a safety and training session before working, including proper techniques and tool use.  We typically leave camp at 8 am and return by 4 pm. Be prepared be away from camp all day by carrying a day pack with lunch and at least 3 liters of water.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.  If you arrive part way through, you’ll need to meet us on the trail.

    What You'll Need - Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt are required for this project.  You’ll need a day pack and the capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.  You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Because there’s limited packing space, we’ll be asking some volunteers for this project to use tents that have already been packed up the trail.  

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll be making dinner for everyone at night, have a breakfast bar and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along South Loop trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 up from the trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail on Thursday.  That way, more of our energy is spent building the trail rather than hiking up it.  We’ll share more information with you about how to prep your gear to be packed. Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

  • *Project Full* Ruby Mountains Volunteer Project 13 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM through July 28, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    ***email stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to join our waitlist***

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    Join us for a beautiful weekend of work in the Ruby Mountains! We will be working with last year's Agency Partner of the Year, Jeremy Evans, to improve trails, clean up campgrounds, and remove invasive weeds in one of Nevada's most iconic mountain ranges. This trip will run from Thursday the 25th - Sunday the 28th.

     

    Get ready for an energizing weekend of fulfilling volunteer work, stargazing, good company and great food! Further details and campsite location will be camping will be provided closer to the event. 

    Please e-mail stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you if spots open up for this trip!

  • Wild Speaker Series 5 RSVPs

    Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Keepers of Bitter Waters - The Amargosa River

    Join Friends for our August Wild Speaker Series, “Keepers of Bitter Waters- The Amargosa River” at REI Boca Park. Fred Bell, documentary filmmaker and nature recordist, will be our presenter as we learn about the Amargosa River and what conservationists are doing to save this habitat. The presentation will feature a 20-minute film, “Keepers of Bitter Waters – The Armogosa River.” Few people know that a river begins just a few miles east of Death Valley National Park and terminates in the area of the park known as Bad Water Basin. The Amargosa River is a federally recognized Wild and Scenic river and an important provider of habitat for migratory birds.   In addition to the movie, Mr. Bell will provide us with audio recordings highlighting the sounds of the Mojave Desert. This will be an entertaining event you will not want to miss!

    Fred Bell spends a lot of his free time quietly sitting and recording the natural sounds of the desert, especially throughout the Amargosa River basin.  It’s a peaceful diversion from his full-time duties operating the video system for the Blue Man Group show in Las Vegas. Seeking a new use for his recordings, he dusted off old skills of making documentaries in hopes that this short film will contribute to conservation efforts of the Amargosa River.

    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!

     

  • Mt Moriah Fence Removal 5 RSVPs

    Friday, August 02, 2019 at 09:00 AM through August 05, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and volunteers will work with the Ely Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service on a restoration project directly improving wildlife habitat. Working together, volunteers will remove unnecessary barbed wire fencing from Silver Creek in the Mt Moriah Wilderness. Barbed wire fence fragments wildlife habitat, traps lowing flying birds like the Sage Grouse, and is impassable to the free-roaming Pronghorn Antelope. 

    For those who have never been to Mt Moriah Wilderness - this is a great opportunity to see one of the most beautiful and wild mountain ranges in Nevada. 

    *Due to the distance of this project (it's almost in Utah) this will be a 4-day project leaving Friday morning and returning Monday afternoon*