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Cover of Friends' 2009 Wild Nevada Calendar
Photo © Steffen Synnatschke

2009 Wild Nevada Calendars are here!!

And they look great!

Twelve inspiring photos of Nevada's wild lands from across this great state - all in grand wall-calendar style.

Help us celebrate this year's offering at this event in Reno and get a special, reduced price on the calendar.

Reno Calendar Party

When: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wednesday, October 22

Where: se7en teahouse, Arlington Towers, 100 North Arlington (Suite 102), Reno   (Google map)

What: Food, drinks, fun and the latest, and greatest, Wild Nevada calendar.

Get your calendars, meet your wilderness friends, have a drink, some finger food and good talk while supporting a great organization. And save money!

Special price at the party: $10.00 per calendar

Last year's party was a howling success and we look forward to seeing you all there again on October 22. Bring your friends!

QUESTIONS? Please call: 775-324-7667

Can't Wait? Order Calendars Now

Order directly from Friends of Nevada Wilderness (regular price schedule). Go to Friends' Merchandise page — or click on the calendar cover (above) — for secure online purchasing.

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Hurry! Contest ends the 15th

A reminder to get in on the swag drawing

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is seeking a few more folk to support Nevada's awesome wild places by renewing their membership on the monthly-giving plan. It is quick and simple. It saves paper, stamps and your time. Call Friends' office (775) 324-7667 or sign up on our secure website.

If you sign up as a sustaining member before October 15, you will be entered into a drawing for some great swag and outdoor gear. And you will get a FREE Friends' 2009 Wild Nevada calendar.

And Thank You!

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Gold Butte legislation introduced

Vista from Billy Goat Peak - Gold Butte region © Ron Hunter

On Friday, September 26, 2008, Congresswoman Berkley introduced the Gold Butte National Conservation Area Act. This act would create the Gold Butte National Conservation Area and designate 13 wilderness areas on lands managed by the BLM and by the Park Service in the Lake Mead NRA.
Learn more on how you can help.

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Public Lands Day Events cap off a great season of Stewardship

Over the past two weekends (September 20 and 27), volunteers have turned out with Friends of Nevada Wilderness to celebrate and give back to our public lands.

Last weekend in the Mt. Rose Wilderness, Friends and volunteers teamed up with the US Forest Service and the Hills Angels 4x4 club to build a rock barrier to protect a population of the endangered Galena Creek rock cress (native only to the Carson Range) from vehicle traffic along Garson Road. Volunteers also repaired a motorized trespass in another area within the wilderness.

On the weekend of September 20, more than 80 volunteers joined forces in the Pahute Peak Wilderness in the Black Rock Desert. Our biggest volunteer event of the year helped rid the wilderness of mining garbage left over from the 1970s. It also included great hikes, a Dutch oven potluck dinner, and the electric beauty of a lightning storm on Friday night.

These two events capped off a great season for Friends Wilderness Stewardship program. So far this year, more than 300 volunteers participated in 30 projects across the Silver State, working for more than 6,533 hours worth $127,458 in service to Nevada’s wild public lands.

Thanks to everyone who supported this program this year! Nevada is now a better place because of you.

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Upcoming Stewardship Trip

A new trip has been added to the fall stewardship schedule. Even after the field season winds down, there are many ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Going out on a stewardship trip is just one way you can help Nevada's special wild places. Be sure to check our website or give us a call to find out more and to learn about other opportunities.

Arc Dome Wilderness — Restoration Trip

Start Date: 10/17/2008
End Date: 10/20/2008
Location: Arc Dome Wilderness.
Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness on a backpacking trip in the Arc Dome Wilderness Area. Our goal is to collect baseline data for future projects on the Toiyabe Crest Trail. We will access the trail from the North Twin Trailhead. Some backpacking experience and personal gear required.

The aspens should be blazing in all their glory, and this could be your last opportunity to do some hiking before the snows fall.

Call Wes Hoskins, Forest Project Coordinator for trip details (775) 762-6730 or (775) 324-7667.

Visit our website's TAKE ACTION pages for other ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

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