Volunteers completing a route restoration project at Mount Rose © Photographer unknown
Volunteer Appreciation Party!!
Friends is having a party to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary
accomplishments of our hundreds of volunteers. Through their toil and sweat, these
dedicated wilderness heroes have helped heal many damaged wild areas all across Nevada.
Everyone is invited! Please come over and say thanks to these hearty souls who
have given so much love and effort to help restore the wild public lands.
What: Join us for a night of merriment, live music, hot hors d'oeuvres and
non-alcoholic beverages in celebration of these volunteers' accomplishments. A
"no host" bar will be provided by the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
Food: Provided by two fine Reno establishments: Fresh Mex restaurant and the Law Offices of Demetras & O'Neill.
Where: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
(Crystal Rooms 1-4)
2500 E Second Street, Reno
— click image for map —
Date: Friday, December 12, 2008
Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm
Volunteer recognition: 7 to 8pm
Extras: Awesome silent auction and raffle. Here are some of the items
that could be going home with you:
Dinner for two at Stirling's Steakhouse
Pair of tickets to The Holiday Ice Spectacular in the Eldorado Showroom
Fat Cycle bike from Black Rock Bike Shop
Beautiful wilderness landscape photos
Art pieces from great local artists
Packs and outdoor clothing
Wine and spirits
Gift baskets and gift certificates
Wilderness books, hiking guides and other books
and other great stuff
Finding the Crystal Ballroom: The best parking is
on the golf driving range side of the Grand Sierra — accessible from either
Mill Street or East Second Street / Glendale Avenue.
Using the Fun Quest / shopping mall / bowling center entrance, turn right, then take
the first left and take the escalator to the casino level. At the top of the escalator,
turn left and walk about 10 steps to the Crystal Ballroom. (Note: the bowling center is to
the right of the escalator.)
If entering the Grand Sierra from the main south entrance, just follow the signs to the
bowling center and look for the Crystal Ballroom.
Friends wants to thank all who have donated items for the silent
auction and raffle. And in particular, we thank the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino,
Fresh Mex and the Law Offices of Demetras & O'Neill whose
assistance make this event so much nicer than otherwise possible.
To support our volunteers and their on-the-ground efforts,
can you donate $20 now?
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Wet and wild – forever!
Granite Range inholdings acquired
The BLM recently acquired 17,493 acres of wild scattered private parcels in northern Washoe County, thanks to funding made available by the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act and cooperative diligence by the Nevada Land Conservancy, BLM and support from Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
These important wildlands lie in the Granite Range, immediately west of the Black Rock playa, and throughout the Buffalo Hills, Twin Peaks, Wall Canyon and Poodle Mountain wilderness study areas. Almost every parcel contains a spring, stream, wet meadow that nurture diverse wildlife populations of mule deer, bighorn, pronghorn, sage grouse and rare fish.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been an enthusiastic supporter of this project since its initial proposal in 2003. We would like to thank the Nevada Land Conservancy, the BLM, the Jaksick family and everyone else who worked to make this acquisition a success.
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This Bob's for you
Winning the prestigious national Forest Service Bob Marshall
Group Champion of Wilderness Stewardship Award was only possible because of you, our
wonderful volunteers and supporters — and your extraordinary accomplishments
on behalf of Nevada's wild places. This "Bob's" for you.
Shaaron Netherton and Pat Bruce with Bob Marshall
Award © Ralph Swain
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Visit our website's
pages for other ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
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