Southern Nevada Calendar of Events

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

  • National Trails Day 2018! 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

    Join us in celebrating National Trails Day by beginning the effort to re-open Griffith Peak Trail!  This 5-mile trail connects to South Loop trail and leads hikers to Griffith Peak.  Unfortunately, Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being damaged by the Carpenter One Fire and successive flooding in 2013.  In addition to trailwork, we'll be installing a new Wilderness sign!  Help us move Griffith Peak Trail a little closer to opening!

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

    *Getting to the trail requires a 4x4, high clearance vehicle.  We have limited seats available in our truck, so please let us know if you'd like us to save you a seat when you sign up.*

  • Wild Speaker Series 10 RSVPs

    Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument:  Past, Present and Future

    Join us as we welcome Protectors of Tule Springs’ Directors, Sherri Grotheer and Stan Nudelman, as our June speakers. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument captures a prehistoric time in rock with fossils of extinct mammoths, lions, camels, horses, bison, dire wolves, and several other creatures that roamed what once were wetlands of the area. Our speakers will share the history, importance and development of the Monument, the work their organization is doing to protect its resources, and how you can help their efforts. Come learn more about this hidden treasure in the northern part of the Las Vegas valley!

    The mission of the Protectors of Tule Springs is to increase public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK), through aid to the National Park Service and support of programs for the interpretation and protection of Monument resources. This will be an educational chat about Las Vegas' new National Monument you won't want to miss!

    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!

  • Griffith Peak Trailwork with Boy Scouts of America! **PRIVATE**

    Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 07:00 AM
    Griffith Peak Trail

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness partnering with Boy Scouts of America as part of an Eagle Scout Project that focuses on improving Griffith Peak Trail.  This trail has been closed since being burned in the Carpenter One Fire in 2013 and this project will move us one step closer to reopening the area to the public!

    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 camaraderie of your team.  If you'd like to coordinate a similar event for your group, contact us at (702) 515-5417.

  • Bonanza Extravaganza, Part 1!

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 08:00 AM through June 24, 2018
    Bonanza Trail

    Join us in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to leave the trail better than you found it!  Trailwork is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to take care of these places we all play - and we need your help!  We'll be camping along the trail in the evenings and maintaining Bonanza Trail during the days.  There's no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

     

    Difficulty Level: Extreme - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 7,500 - 10,600 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach specific destination by a set time.  These are tough trips, but also extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Bonanza Trail follows the crest of the Spring Mountains for 16 miles - connecting Cold Creek with the Bristlecone Trail in Lee Canyon.  Bonanza is forested with Ponderosa and Bristlecone Pines, White Fir, and Quaking Aspens.  Spectacular views can be seen from the crest, and our camp.  

    About the Trailwork - We'll use our muscles and hand tools, like shovels and pick mattocks, to make vital improvements and maintain the trail.  We typically head to the work site around 8 am and return to camp by 4 pm.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.

    What You'll Need - You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Be prepared to be away from camp all day by bringing at least 3 liters of water capacity and a day pack.  Sturdy closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for this project.

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools for the work, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll also be making dinner for everyone at night and have breakfast and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along the trail, 4.5 miles and 2,600 ft. up from the Cold Creek trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail.  That way, more of our energy is spent improving the trail rather than hiking up it.  Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 1! 1 RSVP

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 08:00 AM through July 29, 2018
    Griffith Peak Trail

    Join us in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to leave the trail better than you found it!  Trailwork is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to take care of these places we all play - and we need your help!  We'll be camping along the trail in the evenings and rebuilding Griffith Peak Trail during the days.  There's no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

     

    Difficulty Level: Extreme - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 7,500 - 11,000 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach specific destination by a set time.  These are tough trips, but also extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd.  Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013.  The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent.  We'll be approaching Griffith Peak Trail from Kyle Canyon, via the South Loop Trail.

    About the Trailwork - We'll use our muscles and hand tools, like shovels and pick mattocks, to rebuild the trail.  We typically head to the work site around 8 am and return to camp by 4 pm.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.  Because of the 2013 fire, there are no trees or shade along the trail, so this will likely be a hot and sunny project.

    What You'll Need - You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Be prepared to be away from camp all day by bringing at least 3 liters of water capacity and a day pack.  Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long-sleeved shirt are required for this project.

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools for the work, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll also be making dinner for everyone at night and have breakfast and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along the trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 ft. up from the South Loop trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail.  That way, more of our energy is spent improving the trail rather than hiking up it.  Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once a year and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

  • Bonanza Extravaganza, Part 2! 2 RSVPs

    Thursday, August 09, 2018 at 08:00 AM through August 12, 2018
    Bonanza Trail

    Join us in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to leave the trail better than you found it!  Trailwork is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to take care of these places we all play - and we need your help!  We'll be camping along the trail in the evenings and maintaining Bonanza Trail during the days.  There's no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

     

    Difficulty Level: Extreme - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 7,500 - 10,600 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach specific destination by a set time.  These are tough trips, but also extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Bonanza Trail follows the crest of the Spring Mountains for 16 miles - connecting Cold Creek with the Bristlecone Trail in Lee Canyon.  Bonanza is forested with Ponderosa and Bristlecone Pines, White Fir, and Quaking Aspens.  Spectacular views can be seen from the crest, and our camp.  

    About the Trailwork - We'll use our muscles and hand tools, like shovels and pick mattocks, to make vital improvements and maintain the trail.  We typically head to the work site around 8 am and return to camp by 4 pm.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.

    What You'll Need - You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Be prepared to be away from camp all day by bringing at least 3 liters of water capacity and a day pack.  Sturdy closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for this project.

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools for the work, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll also be making dinner for everyone at night and have breakfast and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along the trail, 4.5 miles and 2,600 ft. up from the Cold Creek trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail.  That way, more of our energy is spent improving the trail rather than hiking up it.  Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 2! 1 RSVP

    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 08:00 AM through September 16, 2018
    Griffith Peak Trail

    Join us in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to leave the trail better than you found it!  Trailwork is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to take care of these places we all play - and we need your help!  We'll be camping along the trail in the evenings and rebuilding Griffith Peak Trail during the days.  There's no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

     

    Difficulty Level: Extreme - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 7,500 - 11,000 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach specific destination by a set time.  These are tough trips, but also extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd.  Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013.  The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent.  We'll be approaching Griffith Peak Trail from Kyle Canyon, via the South Loop Trail.

    About the Trailwork - We'll use our muscles and hand tools, like shovels and pick mattocks, to rebuild the trail.  We typically head to the work site around 8 am and return to camp by 4 pm.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.  Because of the 2013 fire, there are no trees or shade along the trail, so this will likely be a hot and sunny project.

    What You'll Need - You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Be prepared to be away from camp all day by bringing at least 3 liters of water capacity and a day pack.  Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long-sleeved shirt are required for this project.

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools for the work, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll also be making dinner for everyone at night and have breakfast and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along the trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 ft. up from the South Loop trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail.  That way, more of our energy is spent improving the trail rather than hiking up it.  Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once a year and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

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