Our Summer Stewardship Season is up and running, with one major difference. No volunteers! 😢 Due to the current pandemic and recent resurgence of cases, we have chosen to halt our volunteer projects for the safety and concern of our participants and staff. We miss our volunteers! But your health and safety come first. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our upcoming events. We are working on new procedures and look forward to opening up volunteer opportunities late summer.
Although the stewardship program is not hosting public events, Northern NV staff has been completing time-sensitive projects, such as invasive weed removal, while following strict safety protocols to protect the health of our employees. Staff members have removed thousands of weeds in the Mt Rose Wilderness and Santa-Rosa Paradise Peak Wilderness. They are enjoying getting out in the field, but greatly miss the volunteer community and look forward to a time when it's safe to work with them again.
Our Southern Nevada staff has doubled its (wo)manpower over the last month! Jackie Spicer and Melissa Guerrero have joined the team as Americorps Interns for the summer. They are currently high on Mt. Charleston assisting Peter and Grace with re-building Griffith Peak Trail. The first hitch for the Griffith Peak Trail Re-Build project started Monday (June 22) and the team looks to head up another four times during the Summer/Early Fall season. Hopefully, we will have volunteers join us near the end of the season. Stay tuned! 🤞 After a search that drew over 40 applicants, our South Nevada team has chosen a Spring Monitoring Coordinator.
Chantal Iosso will be heading up the Spring Monitoring program and looks forward to assembling an awesome team of citizen scientists to monitor and record the health of hundreds of springs in the Las Vegas region. The Springs Monitoring Program will need Americorps service people and volunteers. So, please stay tuned for more information on how you can get involved. There has been a lot of changes this year. But Nevada's public lands are still in good hands through our Stewardship Team and our supporters.