Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reno Earth Day

Reno Earth Day
Thanks go out to all the volunteers who helped out and the hundreds of folk who stopped by to chat at Friends'Earth Day booth last Sunday. It is great to see all the enthusiasm that our fellow Nevadans bring to the protection of our wildlands.

Wilderness Warriors

Pat Bruce & Sheena Britschgi in Washington DC last year for Wilderness Week.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Caleb Burke

Though Caleb was born in NC his family has been in NV for 2 generations, and he has been in Reno since he was 2. Caleb is the third of four boys in the Burke family, and according to his mom, Lori, he was the cutest of all her babies and is the peacemaker of the family.
Caleb started volunteering for FNW in June 2007, and has been one of our most dedicated volunteers. He has generated 185 hours of Volunteer service, and has been recognized by Sen. Reid for his service to Nevada’s public lands in 2007 and 2008.
“Caleb is the kind of guy you want to be working with on a project. He is a machine with a pick in his hand, and he always has a great attitude and sense of humor” says Field Project Coordinator, Pat Bruce. photo (c) Pat Bruce

Sunday, April 12, 2009


March 27-29 2009

On Saturday March 28 volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness ,the Nevada Outdoor School and the Friends of Black Rock High Rock participated in a restoration project in the High Rock Lake Wilderness at Fly Canyon.

Twenty-three hard working volunteers worked on five projects including a Soldier Meadows Hot Spring Campsite clean up. Folks also re-seeded the area with native plants and removed about 20 pounds of litter. Volunteers also re-seeded a previously decommissioned route at Chukar Gulch, installed carsonite sign posts to limit redundant routes on the Fly Canyon Road, decommissioned about a ½ mile of illegal trespass in the Wilderness area in and around Fly Canyon, and if that was not enough folks removed 300 pounds of barbed wire from Fly Canyon.

On Saturday night folks were treated to Holly Palmer’s world famous Ranchers Pie complete with a cornbread topping for dinner and a delicious Dutch oven pineapple upside down cake was served up to celebrate Seira Ploriez’s birthday. There is also an unconfirmed report courtesy of the Royal Marines that Volunteer Dick Ross lost his pants sometime during the trip, and the pants have not been heard from or seen since. Please contact Pat Bruce for more information on Mr. Ross's missing garments.
A big Wild Nevada thank you goes out to all those who made this trip a great success, from those who participated on the ground as well as those folks whose generous donations to Friends helped pay the trip expenses and made this restoration project possible.