Southern Nevada Calendar of Events

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

  • Wahoo for Wilderness! Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day! 23 RSVPs

    Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 02:00 PM
    Red Spring Picnic Area in Las Vegas, NV

    Join us on Saturday, February 25th 2023 to celebrate our wonderful volunteers, community, and all the fantastic work for the wild we accomplished in 2022!

    It's that time of the year again! Time for all of us to take a deep breath and let out our best WAHOO for Wilderness!! Wilderness and our public lands cannot thrive without the dedication of our wonderful, fantastic, incredible volunteers. We are so excited to host our 2023 Wahoo to celebrate you and all you have accomplished in 2022!

    Help us celebrate by joining us at the Red Spring Picnic Area on Saturday, February 25 for an afternoon of food and fun! We will also have some awards to say an extra special thanks to our dear volunteers that have gone above and beyond. We'll provide the refreshments, so bring yourself and your best WAHOO!

    Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly! If you have any questions, the easiest way is to email Clarice at [email protected]

  • Wild Speaker Series: The Wow of Bird Colors

    Thursday, March 02, 2023 at 07:00 PM

    The Wow of Bird Colors

    Join Friends for our March Wild Speaker Series: "The Wow of Bird Colors" on Thursday, March 2nd at 7PM!

    We will be joined by naturalist David Lukas, who will be giving the second talk of a four-part series about bird biology!

    David Lukas will introduce us to the marvelous world of bird colors and patterns. Do you know how many types of colors there are on birds, and how these colors are produced? Did you know that humans and birds see colors in different ways and that birds use colors and patterns in a wide range of ecological and behavioral contexts? This will be a fun, and colorful, talk that leaves you never seeing birds the same way again.

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

    This talk will be on March 2, 2023 at 7PM on Zoom! Please register at the link if you would like to attend:



    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. 

  • UNLV Spring Service Day 2023 4 RSVPs

    Friday, March 03, 2023 at 09:00 AM
    Sloan Canyon NCA in Henderson, NV

    RSVP today to reserve a spot for our UNLV Spring Service Day event - Friday, March 3, 2023!

    We'll have plenty of opportunities to volunteer at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area on Friday, March 3, 2023.  We'll be improving and restoring an old vehicle track, and completing the final stretch of this new route into the North McCullough Wilderness Area.  Sloan Canyon NCA is located at the southern edge of the Las Vegas Valley, and offers breathtaking views of the Mojave Desert and Las Vegas.  Join us, UNLVolunteers and the Bureau of Land Management for a 3-4 mile roundtrip hike and route restoration on the morning of March 3 from 9:00am until about 12:00pm.

    To save your spot on the waitlist, RSVP today! More details coming in early 2023!

  • Alternative Spring Break 2023 16 RSVPs

    Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10:00 AM through March 17, 2023
    Walking Box Ranch

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a week of conservation, recreation, and exploration at Walking Box Ranch!

    Alternative Spring Break is a 5-day long service-learning experience designed for college students and young adults (18-39).  This year we will be based out of the historic Walking Box Ranch near Searchlight, Nevada, in the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.  

    We will camp under the stars among the ancient Joshua Trees, enjoy visits to nearby areas like Wee Thump Wilderness - home to some of the tallest and oldest Joshua Trees on Earth, Spirit Mountain Wilderness, Lake Mohave, and more!

    Participants will gain hands on experience in conservation as we improve the grounds at Walking Box Ranch, remove invasive weeds, clean-up litter in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and meet with local experts in the outdoors community.

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness provides tent, sleeping bag, and other necessary gear FREE OF CHARGE for ASB participants to borrow.  We also enjoy delicious, gourmet camp meals and desserts each night. 

    Interested in a career in the outdoors, conservation, recreation, or STEM?  We'll be visited by representatives from our land management and non-profit partners to discuss their career paths and ways to get started on your dream career!

    Sign up today for more information and to save your place! Check out photos from our last Alternative Spring Break here!

    Questions? Our ASB-FAQ page may help - click here for frequently asked questions about Alternative Spring Break. 

    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