Thank you to all our great volunteers

Dear Friends,

As the year comes to a close, I want to wish you all a Happy Holiday and give you my heartfelt thanks for your commitment to Nevada’s wild places. Hats (or helmets) off to our incredible volunteers and all they accomplished on-the-ground this year making our special places even better and more wild. We couldn’t do this without your gifts of time, money and passion. On December 12th, we celebrated our volunteers and our wild places at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Let the photos tell the story. (Thank you Kurt Kuznicki for the photos.)

Shaaron Netherton – Executive Director


Top Honorees

Sheena Britschgi – Volunteer of the year
Sheena Britschgi – Volunteer of the year


Dave Cooper, Agency Partner of the Year
Dave Cooper – BLM Black Rock Desert Manager – Agency Partner of the Year


Blue Helmet Awardees (worked at least three stewardship trips in 2008)

some of the award-winning volunteerssome of the award-winning volunteers
Award-winning Volunteers


some of the award-winning volunteers
More award-winning Volunteers

Blue Helmet awardees include:
Marie Agnello, Theresa Agnello, Sheena Britschgi, Caleb Burke, Dan and Eve Chapman, Johnathan Fleck, Emily Harris, Louise Hart, John Hiatt, Kurt Kuznicki, Stephanie LeFevre, Merry Mathers, Barry Morgan, Holly Palmer, Justin Robbins, Michael and Rita Smyth, Meghan Sural, Mike Thorsen.


Honored agency partners

some of the award-winning volunteers
Steve Smith, Dave Cooper, Justin Robbins, Dan Morris and Ed Monnig


Superb musicians performed the night away

members of Code Bluegrass working for the crowd members of the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band play
Code Bluegrass                        Members of the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band


Great food

Party buffet courtesy of Fresh Mex and Trader Joes
Superb buffet provided by Fresh Mex and Trader Joes
and sponsored by the Law Offices of Demetras & O'Neill


Truly superb venue

Night photo of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Our party venue was very graciously donated by the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino


Wonderful gift items donated

Friends thanks all the individuals and companies who donated items for the raffle and silent auction. Both were great successes — made possible only by the generosity of our many event sponsors.


In a class of their own, the Masters of Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies, Pat Bruce Master of Ceremonies, Wes Hoskins
Masters of Ceremonies, Pat Bruce and Wes Hoskins


2009 Wild Nevada Calendars still available

2009 Wild Nevada Calendar cover
For you last minute shoppers, it’s not too late to pick up your 2009 Wild Nevada Calendars.  Click here to order online, swing by our office at 1 Booth Street in Reno or give us a call at (775) 324-7667.


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