This year Giving Tuesday donations to Friends of Nevada Wilderness will directly support our trail crews by outfitting them with much needed gear, tools, and supplies. An investment in our trail crew is an investment in the future conservation leaders of America. Make your donation today!
Giving Tuesday 2020
The Trail Crew poses for a socially distanced photo on the trail in Summer 2020. (Photo: Kurt Kuznicki)
Our 2020 stewardship season was curtailed due to the current pandemic. Lockdown orders and social distancing measures kept our volunteers and trail crews out of the wild for much of the year. During this time, many people turned to the outdoors as hiking, and spending time in nature became a more commonly sought after activity. With increased usage comes increased damages, overuse, and the need for additional trails or trail systems to disperse recreation.
Our goal is to add two additional trail crews to meet demand and impact head-on in 2021. This Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, we ask for your help in purchasing the proper equipment for our new trail crews.
One five-man and woman trail crew can steward up to 30-40 miles of trail in a season. Their tasks will include removing logs and brush that make the trail impassable, repairing dangerously eroded trail sections, and ensuring trails are sustainable for the future. They will also remove invasive weeds and provide habitat restoration where needed. Next year we have the opportunity to add two more trail crews but properly outfitting them will take community funding from you, our supporters.
Our trail crews are investments in the future of not only public lands and conservation but the great global community as well. With the outfitting of these two trail crews, ten young men and women will gain paid training and mentorship while stewarding wilderness across Nevada. At Friends, we are building the future of conservation, one trail crew at a time.
We are excited to announce all contributions will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous Friends of Nevada Wilderness anonymous donor up to $6,000, doubling the impact of your gift to a total of $12,000!
All donations made between November 9 and #GivingTuesday (December 1) will count towards the donor match!
This year Giving Tuesday donations to Friends of Nevada Wilderness will directly support our trail crews by outfitting them with much-needed gear, tools, and supplies. An investment in our trail crew is an investment in the future conservation leaders of America.
Your donation can provide crew members:
A donation of $400 – crosscut saw
A donation of $250 – camping equipment
A donation of $150 – loppers
A donation of $100 – Pulaski ax
A donation of $50 – sledge hammer
A donation of $25 – round nose shovel
Please, join us and invest in Nevada’s Wilderness and future conservation leaders. Donate Today!!!