Friday, March 29, 2013

Friends in the News: Thank You to Alternative Spring Breakers!

Kurt Kuznicki, Southern Nevada Program Director, wrote to the Reno Gazette-Journal about the hard work and long hours volunteers put in over Alternative Spring Break in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge! Check out the Letter to the Editor here:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 14 University of Nevada, Reno, students and other volunteers for making a difference to Nevada’s public lands and wildlife habitat during their Alternative Spring Break volunteer project last week.
These intrepid volunteers put aside thoughts of beaches and margaritas, hopped in the van and drove over 400 miles to make a difference for our public lands by working with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Great Basin Institute and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to remove obsolete fences and protect critical wildlife habitat in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge near Las Vegas.

These volunteers worked hard, laughed a lot and watched as spring burst forth from the trees around us in camp. Along the way, they explored giant sand dunes and contemplated prehistoric rock art.

Thank you all for donating your time to make Nevada a better place.

Kurt Kuznicki
Southern Nevada Director
Friends of Nevada Wilderness

No comments: