Northern Nevada Calendar of Events

  • 2023 Mount Rose Native Seed Spreading 34 RSVPs

    Friday, October 20, 2023 at 06:00 PM through December 19, 2023

    Join us in Restoring Mount Rose Wilderness! 

    Spring 2023, volunteers worked hard to remove over 31,000 invasive musk thistle from Mount Rose Wilderness! This fall, we will be heading back into Mount Rose Wilderness to spread native seeds in these recovering riparian areas and help bring back native plants. We will hike bags of seeds from native grasses and pollinator-friendly plants, spread them across the meadows by hand, and then let nature take them from there. These are fun projects that usually only take half a day to complete, but can make a huge difference in the ongoing restoration efforts. 

    Timing: Seeds are the most successful if spread right before snow or rain, so therefore, we are not setting specific dates at this time. Our timeframe is Late October through mid-December. Those who register on this page will be notified as soon as possible before we head out (about a week's notice). At that point, you can let us know if you are available to join us. Spots will be limited on those projects. 

    Difficulty: We will hike 2 to 6 miles, partially off-trail, and up and down steep slopes. We will carry no more than 10 lbs of seed each. These projects may not be appropriate for children under 12 years of age. 

    RSVP/Registration: If you are interested in joining us, please register below. We will contact you as soon as possible before a re-seeding project (about a week's notice). Because this is weather-dependent, flexibility in scheduling is necessary, thanks for your understanding. 

    Questions? Contact [email protected] or call our office at 775-324-7667. 


    PLEASE NOTE: We are not setting specific dates at this time. Seeds are most successful if spread right before snow or rain, so therefore flexibility in scheduling is necessary

  • Volunteer at the 2023 Wingding 8 RSVPs

    Friday, December 15, 2023 at 04:00 PM
    Wilbur D. May Center, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, NV

    We need your help to make our 2023 Wilderness Wingding a huge success! 

    Our annual Wilderness Wingding volunteer appreciation party will be held on December 15th, at the Wilbur D May Center, and we are seeking your help to personally thank each of our volunteers and partners. Friends could not accomplish its work without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who join us on stewardship projects across the state. 

    Volunteering at the Wingding is a fun way to be a part of the event and support our stewardship program. We have all kinds of jobs to fit your unique skills! We need passionate people to help! 

    Volunteer shifts will begin at 4 pm, with the party starting at 5:30. Shifts typically last for no more than half of the event. Thank you so much for your interest in helping to make this party a success!


    Volunteer Shifts Available - please email us at [email protected] if you have a preference for one of these jobs

    Set-up: 4:00 - 5:30 (unload trucks, put up tables & chairs, set-up decorations, set-up silent auction and raffle areas, etc)

    Bar and/or food: 5:00 - 9:00 (multiple shifts available, prep area for the party, serve guests food or drinks, chat with folks, maintain food & safety precautions, restock items, etc) 

    Greeting table: 5:00 - 9:00 (welcome guests, take donations, encourage folks to become FNW members, answer questions about the organization)

    Raffle/Silent Auction: 5:00 - 9:00 (multiple shifts available, sell raffle tickets, monitor silent auction, answer questions, help draw raffle tickets, help distribute prizes to winners)

    Take-Down: 8:45 - 10:00 (put away tables and chairs, sweep, pack-up decorations, load items into trucks, be forever regarded as a hero to FNW staff) 


    PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the RSVP page for attending the party. This page is for signing up to volunteer at the party. You can RSVP for the party here:

  • 2023 Wilderness Wingding - Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 65 RSVPs

    Friday, December 15, 2023 at 05:30 PM
    Wilbur D May Center at Rancho San Raphael Park in Reno, NV

    Join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration 


    Friends of Nevada Wilderness Volunteers spend all year caring for America’s public lands in Nevada. This is our chance as a community to say thank you and celebrate their work! Please join us for a night filled with merriment, live music (from the Sierra Sweethearts!), hors d’oeuvres, light dinner, refreshments, great raffle prizes, and a silent auction. You check out photos from last year's Wingding here! See event information below:

    The Annual Wilderness Wingding - Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

    Friday, December 15th, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

    Wilbur D. May Center

    at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

    Enter and Exit from Sierra Street

    Volunteer recognition will take place between 7:00 - 8:00 pm

    This event is free and open to the public, with a $20 suggested donation. Come celebrate Nevada’s wilderness volunteers! We hope to see you at the 2023 Wilderness Wingding. Nevada’s Premier Volunteer Conservation Celebration!