This project is currently full. To join our waitlist, please email [email protected]
Whites Creek Trail Maintenance!
Whites Creek Trail in Mount Rose Wilderness needs your help! The trail has been eroding and needs tread, rock work, and drainage to help keep it safe for hikers. Join us in giving back to Reno's backyard wilderness by maintaining sections of the hiking trail. The work will include heavy maintenance on washed-out sections, brushing, and removing fallen trees. As always, no prior trail work experience is required to participate. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and of course it's going to be a fun day of volunteering with great people and rewarding results.
Mount Rose Wilderness is so close to Reno and offers an easy escape from the city. With such a large population accessing trails throughout the Wilderness Area, it's so important to make sure trails are maintained. A safe and well maintained trail means trail users are more likely to Leave No Trace and lower their impact on the natural environment, ensuring that the area is just as pristine for generations to come! Read more about Mount Rose Wilderness here and RSVP today!
Difficulty: Difficult/Strenuous. It may not be appropriate for everyone. Requires the ability to hike 6 miles with a backpack, work with tools, sometimes move objects, and repeated motions. Having said that, feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns. There are many roles in trail maintenance and we can usually find ones appropriate to meet most people's level.
What to wear/bring: Long pants, long sleeves, sturdy closed-toed shoes. Bring a backpack with 3 liters of water, sunscreen, snacks, and lunch. FNW will provide gloves, hardhats, tools, and all the necessary training.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 29th. We will begin work at 8:00 am and go until mid-afternoon. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and get your tools.
Further Details: Further details including what to bring, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the project date. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens.
Contact Info: Please email or call with any questions or for further details [email protected] or our office phone number: 775-324-7667.
RSVP is required to participate. Spots are limited.