Southern Nevada Calendar of Events

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  • Alternative Spring Break 2024 - Lake Mead! 13 RSVPs

    Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:00 AM through April 28, 2024
    Lake Mead National Recreation Area

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a week of conservation, recreation, and exploration at Lake Mead National Recreation Area!

    Alternative Spring Break is a 4-day long service-learning experience designed for college students and young adults (18-39).  This year we will be camping and stewarding at Lake Mead National Recreation Area!

    We will camp by the lake at Boulder Beach Campground and will spend the week doing restoration projects like pulling invasive plants, collecting native seeds, and visiting an archaeological site!

    Participants will get the chance to meet with local environmental experts, learn to camp, and get the chance to experience public lands stewardship in a way not many people get to experience!

    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 https://nvpubliclandspartners.org/.

  • Willow Springs Mullein Removal 1

    Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 07:30 AM

     

    Restore native ecosystems! 

    Come help Friends of Nevada Wilderness remove invasive mullein from Willow Spring in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on July 20th! 

    Invasive mullein plants, originally from Europe and Asia, pose a significant threat to the native ecosystems of southern Nevada. Their rapid spread and dense growth outcompete native plants, reducing biodiversity and altering habitats. Mullein's deep taproots destabilize soil, increasing erosion and disrupting nutrient cycles. Moreover, its highly flammable leaves contribute to more intense wildfires, particularly in areas where fire is natural.

    Controlling mullein is crucial for preserving ecosystem health. Manual removal can help mitigate its impact. By managing mullein populations, we can protect native flora and fauna, maintain biodiversity, and reduce the risk of destructive wildfires. It's a necessary step toward ensuring the long-term resilience of our natural landscapes.

    Removing mullein is a rewarding way to help maintain the health of spring ecosystems and work with other like-minded folks. 

    RSVP today! 


    Information

    Difficulty: Moderate - See our project difficulty rating scale here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a semi-exercise routine. Most people who are physically active can participate at this level. 

    Location: About 1 hour Northwest from downtown Las Vegas off of Highway 95 

    Date: July 20th

    Travel: Those who RSVP will be sent a meet up location. Getting to the worksite from the meet up location requires a high clearance vehicle. We will meet and carpool to the worksite. 

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and a lunch/snacks. Tools and gloves will be provided. 

    More Details: In-depth information such as exact meet up location, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page or email tyler@nevadawilderness.org

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

     

  • Willow Springs Mullein Removal 2

    Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 07:30 AM

     

    Mullein Removal! 

    Come help Friends of Nevada Wilderness remove invasive mullein from Willow Spring in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on August 10th

    Invasive mullein plants, originally from Europe and Asia, pose a significant threat to the native ecosystems of southern Nevada. Their rapid spread and dense growth outcompete native plants, reducing biodiversity and altering habitats. Mullein's deep taproots destabilize soil, increasing erosion and disrupting nutrient cycles. Moreover, its highly flammable leaves contribute to more intense wildfires, particularly in areas where fire is natural.

    Controlling mullein is crucial for preserving ecosystem health. Manual removal can help mitigate its impact. By managing mullein populations, we can protect native flora and fauna, maintain biodiversity, and reduce the risk of destructive wildfires. It's a necessary step toward ensuring the long-term resilience of our natural landscapes.

    Removing mullein is a rewarding way to help maintain the health of spring ecosystems and work with other like-minded folks. 

    RSVP today! 


    Information

    Difficulty: Moderate - See our project difficulty rating scale here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a semi-exercise routine. Most people who are physically active can participate at this level. 

    Location: About 1 hour Northwest from downtown Las Vegas off of Highway 95 

    Date: August 20th

    Travel: Those who RSVP will be sent a meet up location. Getting to the worksite from the meet up location requires a high clearance vehicle. We will meet and carpool to the worksite. 

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and a lunch/snacks. Tools and gloves will be provided. 

    More Details: In-depth information such as exact meet up location, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page or email tyler@nevadawilderness.org

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].