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Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Nevada's Wilderness Areas. Friends of Nevada Wilderness works with volunteers on the ground to help monitor and restore these special wild places. Our restoration and monitoring trips combine exploration, camaraderie and rewarding work in Nevada’s beautiful backcountry.

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Wild Speaker Series!

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Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts. Join us for an online, interactive experience!

Formerly in the REI Boca Park Community Room, the Wild Speaker Series is online during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safety of our staff and supporters. We will return to REI Boca Park in the near future and continue to make the Wild Speaker Series available virtually.

Alternative *Summer* Break is HERE!

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Friends Of Nevada Wilderness first ever Alternative Summer Break in the Spring Mountains! This trip will begin Monday, August 1 and ends Friday, August 5, 2022.

New to the outdoors? This is a great opportunity to build your confidence in your camping skills, meet new people, and learn more about what it means to be a steward for the wild! For more information about the Alternative Breaks program, please visit our Alternative Breaks page. You can also browse this photo album from our 2022 Alternative Spring Break in Gold Butte National Monument.

Our Alternative Breaks are our flagship stewardship program in Southern Nevada. Each multi-day experience is completely unique and features guest experts, hands-on stewardship and conservation work, delicious meals, and scrumptious desserts! This is one of the best ways available to experience camping, hiking, and volunteering in the Spring Mountains, especially if you haven't had many or any opportunities to do so before!

Friends of Nevada Wilderness can loan you a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad, as we introduce you to the Great Outdoors! We provide meals, including gourmet hot camp dinners and dutch oven desserts nightly. Friends has all of the tools, protective equipment, and know-how to help you help us help the Spring Mountains this summer.

We'll have an informational meeting two weeks before we depart to discuss all the nitty-gritty details of what we'll be doing, but here are the basics:
We will meet at UNLV on August 1 and return there on August 5. In between we'll be improving trail conditions on the Mud Springs Loop near Lee Canyon, visiting and surveying springs in the Mack's Canyon area of the Spring Mountains, and learning from local experts about the cultural, ecological, and professional aspects of conservation in the Spring Mountains.

Please contact Peter Sbraccia at [masked] or (702)[masked] with any questions or for more information! RSVP today, space is limited!

Our Alternative Breaks are funded by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP). Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to partner with the Federal public lands agencies that make up SNAP and manage more than 10 million acres of public lands and water in Southern Nevada to provide conservation and recreational opportunities. SNAP's “Engaging Communities through Stewardship” project is delivering a continuum of activities, including environmental education programs, stewardship events, and responsible outdoor recreation trainings designed to engage our local community, from childhood into adulthood, in their public lands. To learn more and get involved visit https://nvpubliclandspartners.org/.

WHEN
August 01, 2022 at 9:00am - August 05, 2022

WHERE
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Peter Sbraccia · [masked] · (702) 515 - 5417

Wild Speaker Series!

Link visible for attendees

Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts. Join us for an online, interactive experience!

Formerly in the REI Boca Park Community Room, the Wild Speaker Series is online during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safety of our staff and supporters. We will return to REI Boca Park in the near future and continue to make the Wild Speaker Series available virtually.

Wild Speaker Series!

Link visible for attendees

Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts. Join us for an online, interactive experience!

Formerly in the REI Boca Park Community Room, the Wild Speaker Series is online during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safety of our staff and supporters. We will return to REI Boca Park in the near future and continue to make the Wild Speaker Series available virtually.

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