Thursday, October 25, 2012

Save the Date for the Wilderness Wingding!

Bringing the Wilderness Wingding and
Volunteer Appreciation Party to downtown
Reno in style at Cargo in CommRow!
Join us Wednesday, December 5, 2012, for an evening of entertainment, appreciation of our extraordinary volunteers, refreshments, silent auction, raffle and a lot of fun with other like-minded individuals.

This is our first year at Cargo in CommRow, and we are excited to be in this unique, new space. CommRow is located right next to the Reno Arch at 255 North Virginia St., Reno.

Where: Cargo in CommRow, 255 N Virginia St.
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Time: 6:00PM to 10:00PM
(google map)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gold Butte Days Festival Begins Today!

The Mesquite Local News has a great editorial on why Gold Butte and the Gold Butte Festival needs YOUR support, along with some details on the fun happening this weekend in beautiful Mesquite!

There’s lots going on starting tomorrow at 3 p.m. There will be two major locations for events. A street fair with more than 75 vendors is to be held on South Yucca Street, adjacent to Mesquite City Hall. And several events are slated for the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, 15 W. Mesquite Blvd., across the street from the main festival location. There will be 5K and half marathon races, as part of the event. More than 50 runners have signed up and late registration is to be held tomorrow from 3 p.m. until 7 o’clock that evening and on Saturday, 7 a.m. until the races start at 8.
"Support the Gold Butte Days Festival" - Mesquite Local News, Oct. 11, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

National Public Lands Day, Gold Butte-Style!

Over 40 volunteers joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness to
celebrate National Public Lands Day in Gold Butte!

The Lush Cosmetics team joined in the fun!

ATV riders monitored backcountry routes for illegal trespass,

Backcountry Horsemen's Bristlecone Chapter provided water to thirsty volunteers!

Time for some teamwork!

Wonder Woman!!

Carol Reott-Hotchkiss from the Forest Service keeps volunteers hydrated and happy.

Giving signs a wash and a fresh coat of paint!

Ready for re-seeding!

All photos courtesy of Kurt Kuznicki.

National Public Lands Day in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Planting one of 72 juniper posts - next step is stringing 350 feet of cable between the posts to create an exclosure to protect wildlife habitat

Great Basin Institute's Nevada Conservation Corps represents!

Hard work and big smiles while completing 500 feet of route restoration!

The Boones know how to stay hydrated!

A great day in the sun!

All photos courtesy of Susan Murphy.