Northern Nevada Calendar of Events

Check out a full list of volunteer and other events in Northern Nevada!

 

  • National Public Lands Day 2021 - Northern Nevada 28 RSVPs

    Friday, September 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM through September 26, 2021

    *Due to COVID, spots are limited on this project. If the project is full, please email [email protected] to be put on the waitlist. RSVP required to participate*

    Join us for the 2021 National Public Lands Day in Soldier Meadows! This is always one of our favorite events of the year. There will be multiple projects for all skill levels, camping in a beautiful location, and a great community of people. The projects and details are still being planned, but for now, save the date on your calendar, you don't want to miss this one! RSVP and save your spot today! 


    Information:

    Difficulty: Easy. There will be projects available for all skill levels and children. Feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns. 

    Food: Per BLM Directives, we are not allowed to serve any food for this project. Volunteers are responsible for all their own food.  

    Driving: At this time, FNW is not offering rides in our vehicles due to COVID safety concerns. For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsites (as long as it's not too wet), but, high clearance may be necessary. This is subject to change

    Specific Details: Details such as exact camping location, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the project. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens. 

    COVID Safety: At this time we are following state and federal guidelines for our projects, so, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask. This is subject to change. 

    Contact Info: Please email or call Chris Cutshaw with any questions or for further details. He can be reached at [email protected] and our office phone number: 775-324-7667. 

     

    RSVP Required to Participate

    For a recommended packing list, click here.

  • Santa Rosa Volunteer Trails Maintenance 8 RSVPs

    Friday, October 01, 2021 at 06:00 PM through October 03, 2021
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness

    Final Trails Project of the Year! 

     

    Join our final volunteer trails project of the year in the beautiful Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness. . Friends of Nevada Wilderness is offering the opportunity to be a part of our professional trails program as a volunteer! Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide all of the training, safety equipment, and trail maintenance tools. No promises, but we might get some fall colors for this project and will be working and camping in beautiful aspen stands. 

    Volunteer trail maintenance is hard work, but it is also very rewarding and lots of fun. You will leave these projects with a sense of accomplishment, some new skills, and hopefully some new friends! So please, read the info below and RSVP today! 


    Information:

    Difficulty: Difficult/Strenuous: may not be appropriate for everyone. Requires the ability to hike 5 miles a day with a heavy pack, work with tools, sometimes move heavy objects. Having said that, feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns. There are many roles in trail maintenance and we can usually find ones appropriate to meet everyone's level. 

    Date: Friday, October 1st to Sunday, October 3rd. We will be leaving Reno Friday afternoon and meeting at the campsite around 5 pm. Saturday we will perform trail work all day, have a group campout, and return Sunday morning. 

    Food: FNW will provide breakfast Saturday and Sunday and a big delicious dinner Saturday night as a thank you to our volunteers! We will happily accommodate dietary restrictions. 

    Driving: Spots are limited in our vehicles, let us know if you will need a ride. For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsite, but, we will let you know if that changes. 

    Specific Details: Details such as exact camping location, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the project date. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens. 

    Contact Info: Please email or call Kurt Kuznicki with any questions or for further details. He can be reached at [email protected] and our office phone number: 775-324-7667. 

     

    RSVP is required to participate. 

    For a recommended packing list, click here.

    In addition to our normal safety procedures, we are asking volunteers to follow our Covid-19 safety guidelines that can be found here.

  • Santa Rosa Range - Fence Removal #2 12 RSVPs

    Friday, October 15, 2021 at 06:00 PM through October 17, 2021
    Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness in Paradise Valley, NV

    Improve Wildlife Habitat!

    Barbed-wire fences fragment wildlife habitat, trap lowing flying birds like the Sage Grouse, and are impassable to the free-roaming Pronghorn Antelope. Join us in the Santa Rosa Range this year to remove unnecessary barbed-wire fence and directly improve wildlife habitat. This project is part of an ongoing fence removal effort in the Santa Rosa Paradise Peak Wilderness. Your work on this project will leave a lasting impact on one of northern Nevada's most beautiful mountain ranges. 

    Volunteers on 2019 Fence Removal Project

    As always, this project is free! We will be providing breakfast with coffee Saturday and Sunday as well as a delicious dinner on Saturday night. We have camping gear available for those who need it. At this time we are not providing rides in our vehicles. The road to the project area may not require 4 wheel drive but will require a higher clearance vehicle. Email [email protected] with any questions and for more details. RSVP today!

    Fence material removed by volunteers in 2019

    RSVP required to participate


    Information:

    Difficulty: Difficult to Very Strenuous. It may not be appropriate for everyone. Requires the ability to hike 5-10 miles a day with a heavy pack, work with tools and barbed wire, lift and carry heavy objects, and work in warm, sunny weather. Having said that, feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns. 

    Food: For this project, yes! we will be offering some group meals. We are planning to do a big group dinner on Saturday night along with breakfasts and coffee. Volunteers are expected to provide their own lunches, snacks, and dinner Friday night. 

    Driving: At this time, FNW is not offering rides in our vehicles due to COVID safety concerns. For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsite, but, high clearance may be necessary. 

    Specific Details: Details such as exact camping location, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the project. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens. 

    Contact Info: Please email or call Chris Cutshaw with any questions or for further details. He can be reached at [email protected] and our office phone number: 775-324-7667. 

     

    For a recommended packing list, click here.

    In addition to our normal safety procedures, we are asking volunteers to follow our Covid-19 safety guidelines that can be found here.

  • 2021 Native Seed Spreading 34 RSVPs

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 09:00 AM through November 28, 2021
    Mt Rose Wilderness - Hunter Creek Trailhead

    Join us in Restoring Mt Rose Wilderness! 

    This past spring, volunteers worked hard to remove over 23,000 invasive Musk Thistle from Mt Rose Wilderness! This fall, we will be heading back into Mt Rose Wilderness to spread native seeds in these recovering riparian areas and start bringing 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 it 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 the end of November. 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'll be available to join us. 

    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 dependant, flexibility in scheduling is necessary, thanks for your understanding. 

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

    We look forward to seeing you out there! 

  • Mining Claim Marker Knock-Down Festival 2021 9 RSVPs

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM through October 30, 2021

    Join us for a fun adventure out to Gabbs Valley WSA and join the hunt for mining claim markers! Not so much a festival as a normal project...but still a ton of fun. PVC mining claim markers, that were put up in the 90's, are a hazard for cavity-dwelling birds and other critters who get stuck in them and, sadly, never make it out. Since the BLM outlawed them in the early 2000's, groups and individuals like ours have been on a statewide scavenger hunt to find the markers and lay them down so that they no longer pose a threat for desert creatures. We will be heading out on Friday afternoon around 2 pm and will return Saturday evening after working or Sunday morning. Spaces are limited to the first 10 sign-ups, so register now!