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!


 

  • Great Community Clean-up 2019 27 RSVPs

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead in Reno, NV

    Join us as we partner with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful for the Annual Great Community Clean-Up! 

    We will meet at the Michael S. Thompson trailhead at 7:30 am, more commonly known as the Hunter Creek Trailhead. We will provide tools and gloves and ask that you come prepared with long pants, layers, and sturdy boots. From the trailhead, we will hike 1-3 miles into the Mt. Rose Wilderness and spend the morning removing invasive Musk Thistle Rosettes.

    Invasive plants upset the delicate balance of nature by reducing wildlife and fish habitat, degrading water quality, increasing soil erosion, and increasing fire danger. Make a difference this year, join us in cleaning-up Mt Rose Wilderness!

    As a thank you for all your hard work, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will host an afternoon barbecue for all volunteers!

    *Great Community Clean-Up 2018

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #2 4 RSVPs

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead in Reno, NV

    Become a Wilderness Weed Warrior!

    With Spring underway, what better way to enjoy the warm weather than hiking? 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!

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 1! 9 RSVPs

    Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM through May 05, 2019
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    Help reroute a washed away section of Griffith Peak Trail!

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is leading volunteer trail crews that will rebuild the Griffith Peak Trail this summer - and we need your help!  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.  Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being damaged by wildfire in 2013.  Lace up your boots and join us!

    For this project, we’ll car camp along Harris Springs Road.  Each day we’ll access Griffith Peak Trail from the trailhead at the end of Harris Springs Rd.  Trailwork will consist of rerouting sections of the trail that have washed away, clearing aspen saplings from the trail, and cutting trail tread.  Rebuilding Griffith Peak Trail will bring outdoor adventures to others for years to come!

    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: Challenging - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 8,000 - 9,000 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach trailwork sites by a set time. This trip will be physically challenging and there will be minimal options for easier work.

    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 Harris Canyon.

    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.  

    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.  Getting to camp and the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle. We’ll have some seats available in our truck if you need to catch a ride and can join for all four days.

    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 Harris Springs Road at about 6,000 ft. elevation.  Pack your camping gear however you’d like because you won’t need to backpack it up the trail.

  • Wild Speaker Series

    Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    The Wet Desert We Live In

    The desert is typically a warm, dry place to call home. But with certain weather trends, patterns and times of year, the desert becomes very wet. Join Friends for our May Wild Speaker Series, “The Wet Desert We Live In” at REI Boca Park. Chris Outler, Lead Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Las Vegas, will give a detailed explanation of the active Winter 2018/19 the Las Vegas area experienced from the rain storms to the unusual days of snow that blanketed the valley in mid-February. Come learn how volunteers help track weather systems and trends for the National Weather Service. Chris will also provide some insight into what we can expect for the summer monsoon season and how the local National Weather Service tracks these storms through sophisticated software.

    Chris Outler is the newest Lead Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Las Vegas office. The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. The local National Weather Service monitors and detects weather emergencies and determines how and when that information is relayed to the public through your cellphone network provider.

    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 Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #3 9 RSVPs

    Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead in Reno, NV

    Join the Wilderness Weed Warriors!

     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!

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #4 2 RSVPs

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 08:00 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!

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #5 3 RSVPs

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead in Reno, NV

    Get Involved, Become a Wilderness Weed Warrior!

     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!

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 2! 8 RSVPs

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 08:00 AM through May 19, 2019
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    Join as we restore fire damage and access to Griffith Peak Trail!

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is leading volunteer trail crews that will rebuild the Griffith Peak Trail this summer - and we need your help!  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.  Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being damaged by wildfire in 2013.  Lace up your boots and join us!

    For this project, we’ll car camp along Harris Springs Road.  Each day we’ll access Griffith Peak Trail from the trailhead at the end of Harris Springs Rd.  Trailwork will consist of rerouting sections of the trail that have washed away, clearing aspen saplings from the trail, and cutting trail tread.  Rebuilding Griffith Peak Trail will bring outdoor adventures to others for years to come!

    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: Challenging - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 8,000 - 9,000 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach trailwork sites by a set time. This trip will be physically challenging and there will be minimal options for easier work.

    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 Harris Canyon.

    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.  

    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.  Getting to camp and the trailhead requires a high clearance vehicle. We’ll have some seats available in our truck if you need to catch a ride and can join for all four days.

    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 Harris Springs Road at about 6,000 ft. elevation.  Pack your camping gear however you’d like because you won’t need to backpack it up the trail.

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #6 6 RSVPs

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 08:00 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!

  • 14th Annual Black Rock Rendezvous 30 RSVPs

    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM through May 27, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Black Rock Rendezvous!

    This memorial weekend (May 24-27th) join the community of organizations and individuals who are taking care of the Black Rock Desert for a weekend of stewardship, tours, presentations, and dutch oven cooking. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, and Nevada Outdoor School to host this event. 

    - More details coming soon -

     

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