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!


  • Big Rocks Wilderness Protection! 9 RSVPs

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 07:30 AM
    Big Rocks Wilderness in Caliente, NV

    We need your help to protect the primitive nature of Big Rocks Wilderness!  This rugged area just outside of Caliente, NV is a jumble of boulders where elk roam gently climbing slopes.  We'll spend the day installing barriers to prevent vehicles from driving into Wilderness (where vehicles are prohibited) from adjacent areas where motorized use is allowed and encouraged.  The barriers will help protect the habitat for creatures that live there and protect the area for visitors seeking a more natural outdoor experience.  

    What You'll Need: Wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeve shirt.  Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and lunch for yourself. 

    *Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.*

  • Grapevine Canyon Native Planting! 9 RSVPs

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 07:30 AM
    Grapevine Canyon

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the National Park Service on Saturday, November 23rd for Grapevine Canyon Native Plant Restoration! 

    What: We will be planting 100+ native plants along the bench above the arroyo leading to Grapevine Canyon to help prevent erosion, restore natural habitat, and direct hikers towards a more sustainable route in the middle of the wash.  After we put the plants into the ground, we'll protect them from hungry critters by surrounding them with wire cages.  

    When and Where: We will meet at the Fiesta Henderson at 7:30am, carpool to Grapevine Canyon, and return to the Fiesta by 4:00pm.  During the project we'll also take time to eat lunch, explore the canyon, and marvel at the exquisite examples of petroglyphs that can be found in Grapevine Canyon.  Over 700 examples of petroglyphs are spread throughout the canyon!

    Why and Who: Grapevine Canyon is an important place to the 'Aha Makhav, also known as the Mojave, who live in the area and who have called the Colorado River Basin their home since time immemorial.  The canyon itself is within Bridge Canyon Wilderness and Spirit Mountain Wilderness near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Spirit Mountain itself is a sacred place, known as Avi Kwa' Ame in the Mojave Language.  It is considered the center of creation among the 'Aha Makhav and other indigenous groups in the Colorado River Valley.  Grapevine Canyon is also an important place to the many different communities who call the Mojave Desert home.  Featuring many local animal and plant species - including its namesake grapes - Grapevine Canyon is a beloved hiking spot frequented by locals and visitors and a beautiful example of our Public Lands.  Show the area some love on Saturday, November 23!

    What We'll Bring:  Tools, protective gear, water, snacks, and plants, plants, plants!  

    What You'll Bring:  We ask that you wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeves, and long pants.  You'll want a hat, sunscreen, or other sun protection - the days may be getting shorter, but the UV rays aren't.  A water bottle and lunch for yourself are definitely a must! Last, but not least, and perhaps most importantly, your dedication and smiling faces!  We are powered by Volunteers and can't do work like this without you!  



  • Pre-Wingding Vol Craft Night 2019 13 RSVPs

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Join us here at the office for a night of crafts and activities to help us get ready for our 12th annual Wilderness Wingding!


    We will be creating table decorations, building volunteer gift bags, organizing the raffle and silent auction items, eating pizza, and hanging out in our cool warehouse.

    We plan to work from about 5 to 9 pm. By helping us complete these pre-event details, you will help us celebrate our Northern Nevada Volunteers (that's you!) and make this event a roaring success! And did I mention there will be pizza and snacks?

    RSVP and let us know if you have any questions!


  • Volunteer at the 2019 Wingding 5 RSVPs

    Friday, December 06, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    California Building at Idlewild Park in Reno, NV

    We need your help to make our 2019 Wilderness Wingding a huge success! 

    Our thirteenth annual Wilderness Wingding volunteer appreciation party will be held on December 6th, in Reno, and we are seeking your help to personally thank each of our volunteers and partners. Friends could not accomplish its work without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who join us on stewardship projects across the state. 

    Volunteering at the Wingding is a fun way to be a part of the event and support our stewardship program. We have all kinds of jobs to fit your unique skills! We need passionate people to help! 

    Volunteer shifts will begin at 4 pm, with the party starting at 5:30. Thank you so much for your interest in helping to make this party a success!


    Volunteer Shifts Available - please email us at if you have a preference for one of these jobs

    Set-up: 4:00 - 5:30 (unload trucks, put up tables & chairs, set-up decorations, set-up silent auction and raffle areas, etc)

    Bar and/or food: 5:00 - 9:00 (prep area for the party, serve guests food or drinks, chat with folks, maintain food & safety precautions, restock items, etc) 

    Greeting table: 5:00 - 9:00 (welcome guests, take donations, encourage folks to become FNW members, answer questions about the organization)

    Raffle/Silent Auction: 5:00 - 9:00 (sell raffle tickets, monitor silent auction, answer questions, help draw raffle tickets, help distribute prizes to winners)

    Take-Down: 8:45 - 10:00 (put away tables and chairs, sweep, pack-up decorations, load items into trucks, be forever regarded as a hero to FNW staff) 

  • 2019 Wilderness Wingding

    Friday, December 06, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    California Building, Idlewild Park in Reno in reno, NV

    The Wilderness Wingding is a community celebration held at the California Building in Idlewild Park. It is open to the public and will honor all the great work accomplished by our volunteers and supporters in 2019. Friends could not accomplish its work without the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers who join us on stewardship projects across the state. Help us celebrate these volunteers! Please join us for a night filled with merriment, live music, hors-d'oeuvres, light dinner, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.

    When - Friday, December 6th, 2019. 5:30 to 9:30

    Where - The California Building in Idlewild Park, 75 Cowan Dr., Reno, NV

    Wingding Sponsors 2019!