We hope to see you at one of our next events! You can find our full Calendar of Events here,
and you can RSVP for individual events in the links found in the list below. If we don't have anything scheduled during your times of availability, respond to this e-mail
or call our office in Northern Nevada at (775) 324-7667
or in Southern Nevada at (702) 515-5417
to be placed on a shortlist for future volunteer opportunities.
May 5: Great Community Cleanup 2018 - Join us as we partner with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful for the Annual Great Community Clean-Up! We will meet at the Hunter Creek trail and hike 1-3 miles into the Mt. Rose Wilderness and spend the morning removing invasive Musk Thistle Rosettes. As a thank you for all your hard work, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will host an afternoon barbecue for all volunteer.
May 16: Mt. Rose Wilderness Weed Warrior #2 - 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. Using shovels, we can effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country, all in our backyard Wilderness!
May 19: Mt. Rose Wilderness Weed Warrior #3 - Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. We start each weed pull at Hunter Creek Trailhead with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experienced Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction!
April 28: Lovell Canyon Restoration Project - Join the Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a lovely restoration project in Lovell Canyon. Our project will be focused on the re-wilding of a decommissioned road located adjacent to Rainbow Mountain Wilderness. By vertical mulching and tilling the old route we will return a wild appearance to the area and allow for natural restoration. This project will help protect the pristine nature of our beloved Wildernesses next door.
April 28: Help Protect Little Red Rocks - Help Friends of Nevada Wilderness protect the Little Red Rocks area of La Madre Mountain Wilderness! Little Red Rocks is just what it sounds like - hills of the iconic limestone and red sandstone of Red Rock Canyon, on a smaller scale. We'll spend the day on the edge of Little Red Rocks, installing a barrier to visually define the Wilderness boundary and prevent motor vehicles from driving in. Spend the day helping protect this beautiful bit of wild Nevada!
May 5-6: Lovell Canyon Trail Sign Project - Spend the weekend on the Lovell Canyon trails with Friends of Nevada Wilderness! We'll be working to put up a La Madre Mountain Wilderness sign at the trailhead (similar to those you see at Trail Canyon and North Loop). We'll also be installing 4 directional trail signs about 2.5 miles up the trail where it crosses a large wash twice. The 4 signs we install will help hikers find their way out of the wash. While we're there, we'll also maintain the trails for future visitors.
May 19: Griffith Wilderness Sign Installation & Trailwork Project - Join the Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a unique wilderness sign installation and trail work project at Griffith Peak Trailhead. We will focus on installing a wooden wilderness sign and improving the currently closed trail. This trail work project will move us one step closer to reopening the area to the public; it's been closed since the Carpenter 1 fire in 2013.
May 20: Paint Your Park: Desert National Wildlife Refuge - Come make art with artist Mary Felker and Friends of Nevada Wilderness. We will learn about the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and recreate the views, flora, and fauna of the refuge. You will get to create your own unique masterpiece under the direction of an artist and a Desert National Wildlife Refuge specialist!
There's a lot going on in Wild Nevada and monthly e-newsletters aren't enough to keep up with it all. Head on over to our social media pages to get all the latest news, favorite photos from wild places, giveaways, and more.
Thanks for reading,