Northern Nevada Calendar of Events

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

 

  • 13th Annual Black Rock Rendezvous 18 RSVPs

    Friday, May 25, 2018 at 06:00 PM through May 28, 2018
    Black Rock Desert - Cassidy Mine Area

     

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    We are gearing up for the 13th Annual Black Rock Rendezvous. Set aside Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28th for another great time in the desert!

    We plan to camp below Cassidy Mine on the playa, but this is subject to change due to weather and runoff. Partners this year again include Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the BLM. We look forward to another great Dutch Oven Competition, so dust out your oven’s and start testing your secret recipes.

    Talks will cover topics such as Outdoor Ethics, Pikas, Dark Skies, Rockets, Art, and Pollinator Seeds. Tours will include Hot Springs, Photography, Geodes, Hikes, and back for the 3rd year in a row, a Dutch Oven 101 class.

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to clean up the area surrounding a hot spring, delineate a road at Silver Cabin, as well as restore critical dune habitat.

    Nevada Outdoor School will be hosting Kid's Camp this year. This is a great opportunity to let kids learn all about the desert and outdoor ethics.

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  • National Trails Day 2018 - Northern Nevada 11 RSVPs

    Friday, June 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM through June 03, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Sparks, NV

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    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, and the BLM as we celebrate National Trails Day at beautiful Steven's Camp just north of High Rock Canyon. The weekend will involve some fun trail work, maintenance of the historic public-use cabin, delicious food, and good company!

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide breakfast Saturday and Sunday, a decadent dinner Saturday night, any necessary tools, and a ride as needed. This trip is always very popular so be sure to RSVP and save your spot today!

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  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #4 - Northern Nevada 4 RSVPs

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead

    Help us restore the Truckee River watershed!

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    Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Using shovels, we can effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. Invasive weeds have many impacts on the native environment. From out-competing for resources to reducing water quality. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country, all in our backyard Wilderness.

    We start each Weed Pull at Hunter Creek Trailhead with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experienced Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing into our Public Lands and RSVP today!

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #5 - Northern Nevada 3 RSVPs

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead

    Help Restore the Truckee River Watershed!

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    Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Using shovels, we can effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. Invasive weeds have many impacts on the native environment. From out-competing for resources to reducing water quality. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country, all in our backyard Wilderness.

     

    We start each Weed Pull at Hunter Creek Trailhead with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experienced Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing into our Public Lands and RSVP today!

  • Santa Rosa's Bull Thistle Extravaganza 8 RSVPs

    Friday, June 15, 2018 at 02:00 PM through June 17, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

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    Knock knock

    --Who's there? 

    Thistle

    --Thistle who? 

    Thistle make you laugh.

     

    Didn't make you laugh? That's ok, it wasn't very funny. BUT, we will be enjoying thistle-pulling fun times the weekend of June 15-17th in the Santa Rosa Mountains!

    Join us for a weekend in the backcountry of the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains, camped near a peaceful waterfall tucked into the back of Falls Canyon. There will be food, there will be laughter, there will be beautiful scenery, and meaningful work. 

    We will be hiking through the canyon removing the noxious weed 'Bull Thistle' in an effort to help the Forest Service eradicate this plant from the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness. We will be using shovels to remove the plant, and hiking with GPS units to track their locations in this canyon.

    We would love to have a large group for this project; bring a friend for bonus points!

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    We will provide breakfast, dinner on Saturday evening, and rides on a first come first serve basis, as well as any loaner gear you may need. Stand by for additional details, and feel free to contact Nora Kaufmann, Stewardship Manager, at nora@nevadawilderness.org for additional details.

     

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #6 - Northern Nevada 3 RSVPs

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead

    Give back to your backyard Wilderness!

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     Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Using shovels, we can effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. Invasive weeds have many impacts on the native environment. From out-competing for resources to reducing water quality. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country, all in our backyard Wilderness.

    We start each Weed Pull at Hunter Creek Trailhead with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experienced Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing into our Public Lands and RSVP today!

  • FULL - Pine Forest Boundary Marking #1 - Northern Nevada 13 RSVPs

    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM through June 24, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Sparks, NV

    *All spots are currently filled for this trip. Spots may open as the project approaches. Thank you. 

     

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we venture into the beautiful Pine Forest Range Wilderness to mark Wilderness Area boundaries and restore trespass routes. 

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    This weekend will be full of adventure, hard work, camping, great food, and much, much more. Boundary marking is a great way to explore and get to know an area with good people, encourage responsible recreational use, and maintain the pristine nature of Wilderness. As usual, Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide a decadent meal Saturday night and breakfasts each morning, complete with hot coffee, tea and cocoa. 

    Spots are limited, so be sure to RSVP early and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #7 - Northern Nevada 6 RSVPs

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead

    Restore your Wilderness! 

    Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Using shovels, we can effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. Invasive weeds have many impacts on the native environment. From out-competing for resources to reducing water quality. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country, all in our backyard Wilderness.

    We start each Weed Pull at Hunter Creek Trailhead with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experienced Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing into our Public Lands and RSVP today!

  • South Jackson Wilderness Project - Northern Nevada 7 RSVPs

    Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM through July 29, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Sparks, NV

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Bureau of Land Management as we head into the South Jackson Wilderness in the Black Rock National Conservation Area. The project will involve a variety of work based on the needs of the BLM to help protect and restore this beautiful area. 

    As always we will be serving up some delicious meals, visiting beautiful places, and working with great people. Don't miss this opportunity to visit some rarely visited areas of the Black Rock Desert. RSVP today!

  • Jarbidge General Area Cleanup - Northern Nevada 15 RSVPs

    Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM through August 13, 2018
    Jarbidge Wilderness Pole Creek Ranger Station

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    We are very excited to announce our volunteer trip to Jarbidge this August! 

    The project will last from August 10th-13th, and we are currently in talks with our agency partners about the exact tasks we will be working on. This page will be updated as more information is recieved in the near future.  Regardless, this will be an unforgettable and awesome experience in one of the State's most beautiful natural spaces.  Space is limited so sign up ASAP!

    As always we will be serving up some delicious meals, taking in the beautiful scenery, and enjoying our favorite thing in the world, a weekend in the wilderness with some great folks!

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