Southern Nevada Calendar of Events

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

  • Little Falls Graffiti Removal 20 RSVPs

    Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 07:45 AM
    Echo Trailhead in Mount Charleston, NV

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness at Little Falls, Sunday May 22!

    Join us on Sunday, May 22 at Little Falls for a Spring clean-up event! We hope you can join us for a hike up to Little Falls to remove graffiti. 

    The hike is a moderate to strenuous hike along an old road, avalanche chute, and narrow canyon, leading to a small spring and falls.  The hike is about 3 miles round-trip. We may encounter ice and snow on the trail, even in May.  For an excellent description of the hike, please visit our friends at BirdandHike.com.  We will meet at the Echo Trail Parking area at 7:45 am, then hike together and clear up graffiti along the way. We will be back at our vehicles by 4:00pm.

    Please contact [email protected] for more information. Be sure to RSVP soon!

     

  • Wild Speaker Series: Island in the Sky 1 RSVP

    Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    Zoom

    Island in the Sky

    Join Friends for our June Wild Speaker Series: "Island in the Sky" on a Zoom call!

    This month we will be joined by Go Mt. Charleston and US Forest Service staff Rosa Prasser and Jen Humphreys as they talk about the magnificence of our very own Mt. Charleston. The unique features of the Spring Mountains rise above the Mojave Desert catching people’s eyes as they go about their days in the Las Vegas Valley. These Mountains were pushed up from the valley floor thousands of years ago forming what we now call an island in the sky. Join us to learn more about these distinctive mountains, how they were formed, and what the future holds for them.

    We'll wrap up with a Q&A session to answer all your questions!  This will be an informative chat for the whole family!

    We will be giving away a free Stanley cup item to one lucky attendee that night! Make sure to tune in for a chance to win!

    If you are interested in attending, please register in advance at the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoce2pqzkvHdYFeNB_sma7LOr1jm3sfTZL

     


    Every first Thursday of the month at 7pm, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts. 

  • Cathedral Rock Graffiti Removal 10 RSVPs

    Saturday, June 04, 2022 at 07:45 AM
    Cathedral Rock Trailhead in Mount Charleston, NV

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness at Cathedral Rock, Saturday June 4!

    Join us on Saturday, June 4 at Cathedral Rock for a late Spring clean-up event! We hope you can join us for a hike up Cathedral Rock to remove graffiti. 

    The hike is a moderate to strenuous hike along a fairly steep incline, leading to a steeper section before ending with beautiful views of the Spring Mountains.   The hike is about 3 miles round-trip. We may encounter ice and snow on the trail, even in June.  For an excellent description of the hike, please visit our friends at BirdandHike.com.  We will meet at the Cathedral Rock/South Loop Trail Parking area at 7:45 am, then hike together and clear up graffiti along the way. We will be back at our vehicles by 4:00pm.

    Please contact [email protected] for more information. Be sure to RSVP soon!

     

  • Stanley Springs Survey Spectacular! 2 RSVPs

    Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Stanley Springs trail in Las Vegas

    Join the Spring Stewardship Team to survey Stanley Springs, a big springs complex with a long history! We’ll hike about a mile and a half up the Stanley Springs trail to the beautiful forested springs that we’ll survey together. This is a great opportunity to freshen up on spring monitoring techniques, get a little more guided practice, meet some of your fellow volunteers, or learn how to use the flow and water quality meters. This opportunity is open to anyone that has watched the spring monitoring volunteer training video (if you haven’t, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we’ll make sure you get it!), but space is limited.

    WHEN: June 11 from approximately 9am to 1pm. You will be able to leave earlier if desired.

    WHERE: We’ll meet at the Stanley Springs parking area along Kyle Canyon Road—about a 45 minute drive from Las Vegas. It should be nice and cool compared to the Vegas Valley!

    WHAT: We will hike around a mile and a half up the Stanley Springs trail as a group. This trail is short and well maintained but relatively steep and at high elevation, so some may find it challenging. Once we reach the top of the trail, we’ll work as a group to survey the 6ish springs in the area. You’ll get to practice with the equipment and hang out with some cool people!

    WHAT TO BRING: You’ll want to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking. Make sure to bring sun protection (hat, sun screen, sunglasses), at least 2 LITERS of water, and food/snacks for the day. A small daypack would also be helpful to carry these materials on the hike.

    WHAT WE BRING: We’ll have survey equipment, snacks and water, and extra field sheets and pencils that we will distribute at the trailhead. And, of course, the springs shirts 😉

    More details will be sent out to all RSVPs in advance of the event, but feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Lovell Loop Labels! 9 RSVPs

    Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 07:45 AM

    Join Friends at the Lovell Canyon Loop to install trail signs on Sunday, June 12!

    Enjoy a nice hike in the spring air on the west side of the Spring Mountains with Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we install 3 signs along the Lovell Canyon Loop system of trails on Sunday, June 12.  The Loop will take us through about 6 miles of beautiful pinyon juniper forest in the foothills of the Spring Mountains in La Madre Mountain Wilderness Area.  Along the way we will stop and replace the wooden signs along the loop with new, more accurate signs, provided by the US Forest Service.  

    RSVP today, space is limited!  For more information contact Peter Sbraccia at [email protected]  

  • Alternative *Summer* Break! 9 RSVPs

    Monday, August 01, 2022 at 09:00 AM through August 05, 2022
    Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

    Friends Of Nevada Wilderness first ever Alternative Summer Break in the Spring Mountains! This trip will begin Monday, August 1 and ends Friday, August 5, 2022. 

    New to the outdoors?  This is a great opportunity to build your confidence in your camping skills, meet new people, and learn more about what it means to be a steward for the wild! For more information about the Alternative Breaks program, please visit our Alternative Breaks page. You can also browse this photo album from our 2022 Alternative Spring Break in Gold Butte National Monument.

     

    Our Alternative Breaks are our flagship stewardship program in Southern Nevada.  Each multi-day experience is completely unique and features guest experts, hands-on stewardship and conservation work, delicious meals, and scrumptious desserts!  This is one of the best ways available to experience camping, hiking, and volunteering in the Spring Mountains, especially if you haven't had many or any opportunities to do so before!

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness can loan you a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad, as we introduce you to the Great Outdoors!  We provide meals, including gourmet hot camp dinners and dutch oven desserts nightly.  Friends has all of the tools, protective equipment, and know-how to help you help us help the Spring Mountains this summer.  

     

    We'll have an informational meeting two weeks before we depart to discuss all the nitty-gritty details of what we'll be doing, but here are the basics:

    We will meet at UNLV on August 1 and return there on August 5.  In between we'll be improving trail conditions on the Mud Springs Loop near Lee Canyon, visiting and surveying springs in the Mack's Canyon area of the Spring Mountains, and learning from local experts about the cultural, ecological, and professional aspects of conservation in the Spring Mountains.  

     

    Please contact Peter Sbraccia at [email protected] or (702) 515 5417 with any questions or for more information!  RSVP today, space is limited!

     

    Our Alternative Breaks are funded by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP).  Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to partner with the Federal public lands agencies that make up SNAP and manage more than 10 million acres of public lands and water in Southern Nevada to provide conservation and recreational opportunities.  SNAP's “Engaging Communities through Stewardship” project is delivering a continuum of activities, including environmental education programs, stewardship events, and responsible outdoor recreation trainings designed to engage our local community, from childhood into adulthood, in their public lands.  To learn more and get involved visit https://nvpubliclandspartners.org/.