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May 6, 2011

2011 Spring Drive Results

WoooHooo! Thank You All!

The wilderness community has responded SO enthusiastically — surpassing the drive goal by a wide margin!

The goal was $5,000 to meet the match grant, but wilderness lovers across America jumped in to take donations to $6,755. The overall total of $11,755 will support wilderness protection and our stewardship volunteers on many projects all around the state.

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Nevada's wild places will benefit directly from your amazing generosity. THANK YOU!

Prizes of great gear have been awarded in the drawing, names will be announced after all winners have responsed.


Thank You!

This intensity of excitement and response would not have happened without the extraordinary support that has given to Nevada's wild places — including the match grant. Thank you!

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Friends of Nevada Wilderness is grateful and happy to be part of the "family."


Thank You Prize Donors!

Thanks go to Filson, Eagle Creek and Ahnu for the outstanding outdoor gear and shoes awarded as prizes in the drawing. Also, thanks to the Springs Preserve for admission tickets that were awarded a lucky winner.

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Upcoming volunteer projects and events

Friends of Nevada Wilderness offers up lots of fun opportunities to help your Nevada wildlands heal and prosper. Here are the next several events.


Saturday, May 7   Spring cleaning in the Spring Mountains

Stewardship — Help beautify the Spring Mountains by removing litter and trash.


Saturday, May 14   Nevada Archaeological Site Stewardship

Stewardship — Learn how to become an archaeological site steward. The class is limited to 15 students. RSVP to Sali Underwood, Site Stewardship Coordinator, via email by May 9. Refer to the flier for more info

This is not a Friends of Nevada Wilderness sponsored training, but we support the effort to protect Nevada's prehistoric artifacts and sites.


Friday, May 20 — Sunday, May 22   Training: Trail Construction and Crew Leaders

Stewardship — Volunteers can choose from a number of training tracks during this weekend facilitated by the Tahoe Rim Trail.


Wednesday, May 25 —   Mount Rose Wilderness Weed Removal

Stewardship — Hey Renoites - here is a chance to help wilderness in your own back yard.


Friday, May 27 — Monday, May 30   Black Rock Rendezvous - learn, work, eat!

Stewardship — Join Friends and other conservation partners for our annual excursion to the Black Rock. Explore the desert, hear talks by local experts, give back to the land on a stewardship project, then taste the winners of our annual Dutch oven cooking contest. Family-friendly event for Memorial Day weekend.


Summer of Sheldon:   Several chances to help the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge

Stewardship — In the past, we've had fun with the Sheldon Rendezvous. This year, instead of one giant day of restoration, we're giving you multiple opportunities to join us in giving back to the pronghorn, sage grouse and other wildlife on this most-majestic Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. Same fun, same great food, multiple opportunities!

Pick one or many dates to join us on the Sheldon:
June 3-5 (Friday to Sunday),
June 23-26 (Thursday to Sunday),
July 22-24 (Friday to Sunday),
August 26-28 (Friday to Sunday).


Contact Friends at (775) 324-7667 or by email for more information or to RSVP for a project.

More projects will be announced as they are scheduled. See later emails and the stewardship events page.