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Friends Celebrates Public Lands Legacy in Nevada Day Parade

October 30, 2018 - 

Friends of Nevada Wilderness highlighted the value of outdoor recreation on our public lands at the Nevada Day Parade Saturday in Carson City.

The Friends entry, “Outdoor Recreation is Gold for the Silver State,” featured the UTV decked out with recreation gear and supporters walking the parade route dressed for their favorite outdoor activity.

Patagonia Blog Features "Nevada's Darkest Treasure" by Shaaron Netherton

October 24, 2018 - "The Cleanest Line," the official blog of Patagonia features a new post by Friends of Nevada Wilderness Executive Director Shaaron Netherton. 

 

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Receives Power of Good Grant for Habitat Restoration Project

October 4, 2018 – The fire-damaged North Fork of the Little Humboldt River was a big winner in NVEnergy’s recent Power of Good Giveaway that awarded $3,000 to Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a habitat restoration project in the sensitive riparian area.

Friends Seeks Grant for Fire Damage Restoration - Needs Your Vote!

September 25, 2018 – While political wrangling continues at the highest levels of government over whether Nevada will receive federal emergency funds to restore vast swaths of rural lands ravaged by wildfire, the Friends of Nevada Wilderness is rolling up its sleeves in an effort to begin restoring sensitive riparian areas damaged by the Martin Fire along the North Fork of the Little Humboldt River. At nearly 435,000 acres, the Martin Fire that began in early July is the largest single fire in Nevada history.

Reno Gazette Journal - "Washoe County public lands bill on shaky ground"

Sept. 11, 2018 - The Reno Gazette Journal has posted two new online stories about Washoe County's disastrous public lands proposal.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness urges our supporters to write letters to the editor and contact your county commissioners to explain why you oppose the proposal.  We must keep up the pressure to tell policy makers to abandon this proposal and start the discussion anew, using a process that values all stakeholders equally.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Receives Donation from Paul Simon


July 31, 2018 - The Friends of Nevada Wilderness has received a generous gift of $25,000 from legendary musician Paul Simon, a long-time supporter of conservation and other charitable causes. 

Desert National Wildlife Refuge no longer threatened by the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act

Good news in the fight to protect the Desert National Wildlife Refuge from a military takeover. Last night the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act were reconciled and eliminated the threat of transferring a vast portion of the Desert Refuge to the military. We now await the military to produce their Final report this fall. For more information about this issue, click here.

Tapas Night with Big Horn Olive Oil Company! Benefiting Friends of Nevada Wilderness

July 16, 2018 - Lovers of good food and the great outdoors are invited to The Grove on Friday, August 10, 2018, for a fun and flavor-filled evening benefiting Friends of Nevada Wilderness.  

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Wraps Up First Half of 2018 Field Work; Volunteers generate nearly $150,000 in in-kind trail work

July 2, 2018 – Tens of thousands of weeds pulled, miles of trail cleared and repaired, bags of trash picked up, retaining walls built, boundaries marked, and campsites cleaned – all of that and more was accomplished in the first six months of the Friends Stewardship Program’s field season.

Deidre Wolownick, Over 60 and Wild

Deidre Wolownick climbed El Capitan in Yosemite’s Wilderness on October 31, 2017 at age 66, becoming the oldest woman on record to make that climb. She spoke about her preparation and the climb itself at an event at the Reno Patagonia outlet store on June 14, just days after her son Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell blasted the speed record on El Cap, June 5thclimbing the 3,000 Nose route in 2 hours, 1 minute and 53 seconds.

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