Southern Nevada Calendar of Events

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

  • National Public Lands Day at Gass Peak Trail! 16 RSVPs

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Desert National Wildlife Refuge

    Celebrate the 25th Annual National Public Lands Day with us at the Desert National Wildlife RefugeRoll up your sleeves and help transform Gass Peak Trail from a social path to an established route.  Gass Peak Trail leads hikers to the highest point of the Las Vegas Range and striking views: the city lights of Las Vegas to the south and a vast wilderness to the north.  Give back to the public lands that give so much to us!

    What You'll Need: Wear long pants, a longsleeve shirt, and sturdy closed-toe shoes.  Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, and snacks for yourself.

    **Volunteers for this project must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Wild Speaker Series 20 RSVPs

    Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

    Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness and Bears Ears

    The Redrock canyon country of southern Utah is one of most stunningly beautiful landscapes on this planet, containing spectacular geologic formations, amazing cliff dwellings and rock art, and world class hiking, climbing, rafting and camping.   Yet most of this magnificent region lies unprotected. And recently, President Trump issued illegal orders dramatically reducing two of the region’s most cherished national monuments – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

    Terri Martin of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance will present a short video and show stunning images as she describes the citizens’ campaign to protect this priceless part of our natural heritage. 

    Brief Summary about SUWA

    The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is made up of people from across the country who share the common goal of preserving Utah’s remaining desert wild lands, known collectively as America’s Redrock Wilderness.

    Since 1983, SUWA has been the only independent organization working full-time to win protection of America’s redrock wilderness and defend it from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah’s wilderness-quality lands.

    Terri Martin is an organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.  Formerly, she worked with the National Parks and Conservation Association as their Rocky Mountain Regional Director.

    We will see you there!

    Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

    Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

  • Little Red Rocks Restoration! 14 RSVPs

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    La Madre Mountain Wilderness

    Help Friends of Nevada Wilderness protect the Little Red Rocks area of La Madre Mountain Wilderness!  Little Red Rocks is just what it sounds like - hills of the iconic limestone and red sandstone of Red Rock Canyon, on a smaller scale.  We'll spend the day on the edge of Little Red Rocks, installing a barrier to visually define the Wilderness boundary and prevent motor vehicles from driving in.  Spend the day helping protect this beautiful bit of wild Nevada!

    What You'll Need: Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and long pants.  Bring a water bottle, lunch, and snacks for yourself.

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival 7 RSVPs

    Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Zappos Campus in Las Vegas, NV

    *********PRE-SALE TICKET PRICES END October 19TH @ MIDNIGHT****************

    Ticket Pre-Sale here.

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting the 6th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Zappos Campus Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, October 20th. We will start @ 3:00 pm with a Community Fair. Come out and enjoy food trucks, giveaways, music and information about Zappos and our non-profit community partners before the film program begin @ 5 pm.

    The film program will feature 12 short films each focusing on a subject that relates to nature, conservation, and/or outdoor recreation. We will also have raffle prizes and special guests speakers during the film program! Come enjoy a night of entertainment for a good cause.

    Tickets are on sale now: $10 pre-sale, $5 for kids under 12 years old. Tickets the day of the Festival are $15.

     We Would Like to Thank Our 2018 Sponsors!


  • Grapevine Canyon Restoration with UNLVolunteers! **PRIVATE**

    Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Bridge Canyon Wilderness

    We're teaming up with UNLVolunteers to restore the web of trails has been proliferating throughout Grapevine Canyon, which are causing erosion and leading hikers along unsafe paths.  Our work is critical to protecting the area and maintaining access for visitors... all while helping preserve America's past!  

    Grapevine Canyon is nestled in the granite mountains of Bridge Canyon Wilderness and is home to one of the more significant petroglyph sites in all of Nevada.  A fresh water spring flows out of the canyon floor in non-drought year, providing life-giving water to a variety of animals and plants, including native Canyon Grape vines that are the namesake of the area.

    This is a private event.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness coordinates private volunteer opportunities for businesses and other organizations.  It's a great way to give back to the community and increase the community and camaraderie of your team.  If you'd like to coordinate a similar event for your group, contact us at (702) 515-5417.

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