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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

9AM - 3PM

CRAIG RANCH REGIONAL PARK

Endless possibilities of events and happenings.

Get Outdoors Nevada with one of these events! Our partners offer a variety of monthly events. Check them out and find one that works for you.

Nevada Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Month

  • Date: Various dates throughout April
  • Time: Various
  • Audience: Kids and the young at heart!
  • Event Capacity: varies
  • Location: Throughout Southern Nevada
  • Partner: Dozens of great community partners
April is the month to celebrate the Nevada Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights!  Every child has the right to outdoor fun and adventure.  From camping under the stars, to hiking in the canyons, there are endless possibilities for playing outdoors in Nevada! Exercising your outdoor rights has never been easier, check out the flyer below with highlights of outdoor activities this April or check out www.nvoutdoorkids.org/calendar/ to view even more upcoming events.

GaRdENiNg GoNe WiLd! for Earth Day I

  • Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: Minimum age is well supervised 12.
  • Event Capacity: 30
  • Location: Desert National Wildlife Refuge 16001 Corn Creek Rd. 89024.
    North on US 95, about 12 miles beyond the Durango exit. Turn right on Corn Creek Rd. Proceed 4 miles to Visitor Center.
    Map here: http://goo.gl/maps/WvRMx
  • Partner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Awesome volunteers will assist Refuge staff in the restoration of disturbed landscape. The planting of native species is an important part of the restoration process as native plants compete against exotic species, stabilize disturbed soils, and provide habitat for wildlife. Come help refuge staff plant upland vegetation in degraded and/or altered sites. With this planting event, the refuge hopes to re-create and restore habitat for a variety of the natural local species. Enjoy planting both small and 5-gallon containers of grasses, shrubs and trees. Individuals need to be in good physical condition as planting requires bending, kneeling, and getting dirty. Plan to be outside in cool, sunny conditions with no shade – a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Water, (adult-sized) gloves, and an amazingly great time will be provided for all who attend! You may bring your own shovel or garden trowel, or we will provide one for you. Kids should bring their own sized gloves. Groups welcome, please write harry_konwin@fws.gov for arrangements.

Children’s Outdoor Bill Of Rights Walk

  • Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Time: 9:30am to 11:30pm
  • Audience: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Event Capacity: 25
  • Location: Clark County Wetlands Park, 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, 89122The Wetlands Park Nature Preserve and Nature Center are located 1 mile east of Boulder Highway off East Tropicana and Wetlands Park Lane.
  • Partner: Clark County Wetlands Park
April is Nevada Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Month! Come Explore a Trail, Discover Nature and Create an Outdoor Adventure at the Wetlands Park. Bring out the kid in yourself! Meet at the Nature Center in front of the Information Kiosk. A Naturalist Guide will help you experience the wetlands in an inspiring and entertaining way.
Everyone must be able to walk 2-3 miles over even terrain. No dogs allowed.

Red Rock Day 2014

  • Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: Ages 6 and up
  • Event Capacity: 40
  • Location: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. From I-215, take Charleston Boulevard, NV State Route highway 159, to the Red Rock Canyon NCA Visitor Center. Registration will be located in the bus/overflow parking lot.PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited parking and anticipated high visitation in Willow Springs, transportation will be provided to the project site from the visitor center for all volunteers. Please ensure that you are checked-in, registered and ready to load the bus at 7:30AM.
  • Partner: Bureau of Land Management
Volunteer Work Type: Trail Maintenance and Restoration
Come out and join the Bureau of Land Management, Friends of Red Rock Canyon and the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association and assist us in maintaining the Willow Spring Loop Trail. In addition to trail maintenance, additional project work includes spreading gravel, painting and litter pickup. We ask that you dress appropriately for the weather and conditions. Please no flip flops or open toe shoes. Long sleeve shirts and long pants are highly recommended. Lunch will be served to all volunteers. Water, snacks, gloves and tools will be provided. For more information and to sign up, please contact Jim Sudduth at 702-515-5366 or jim@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

GaRdENiNg GoNe WiLd! for Earth Day II

  • Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: Minimum age is well supervised 12.
  • Event Capacity: 30
  • Location: Desert National Wildlife Refuge 16001 Corn Creek Rd. 89024.
    North on US 95, about 12 miles beyond the Durango exit. Turn right on Corn Creek Rd. Proceed 4 miles to Visitor Center.
    Map here: http://goo.gl/maps/WvRMx
  • Partner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Awesome volunteers will assist Refuge staff in the restoration of disturbed landscape. Come help refuge staff plant vegetation in degraded and/or altered sites. With this planting event, the refuge hopes to re-create and restore habitat for a variety of the natural local species. Event is at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, 16001 Corn Creek Rd. 89024. Here’s a link to a map: http://goo.gl/maps/doM7K. The planting of native species is an important part of the restoration process as native plants compete against exotic species, stabilize disturbed soils, and provide habitat for wildlife. Enjoy planting both small and 5-gallon containers of grasses, shrubs and trees. Individuals need to be in good physical condition as planting requires bending, kneeling, and getting dirty. Plan to be outside in cool, sunny conditions with no shade – a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Wear closed-toed shoes. Water, (adult-sized) gloves, and an amazingly great time will be provided for all who attend! You may bring your own shovel or garden trowel, or we will provide on for you. Minimum age is well supervised 12. Kids should bring their own sized gloves. This is the second of 3 FWS April Earth Day events.

Project Green Earth Day 2014 Volunteer Workday

  • Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: All Ages
  • Event Capacity: 40
  • Location: Meet in the amphitheater behind Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy (between Valle Verde Dr. and Green Valley Pkwy.) Henderson, 89074
  • Partner: Project Green: Friends of Pittman Wash
Join fellow Project GREEN volunteers in the Pittman Wash for our first big volunteer work day of 2014. We will maintain walking trails, prune vegetation, remove invasive plants, and pick up trash and debris.

Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a hat! Bring water and work gloves if you have them. We will provide tools, additional water, snacks and a pizza lunch.

Trail Host Orientation

  • Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Audience: 18 years of age and above
  • Event Capacity: 25
  • Location: REI in Boca Park 710 S. Rampart Blvd in Las Vegas, NV
  • Partner: Go Mt. Charleston
Enjoy getting out on the trails? Like talking to folks about their hiking experiences and forest resources? Then think about becoming a trail host this summer! Trail Hosts provide information and resources to fellow hikers in the Spring Mountains and monitor trail conditions. If you are interested in helping out this summer, then come attend one of our orientation sessions this spring.

GaRdENiNg GoNe WiLd! for Earth Day III

  • Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: Minimum age is well supervised 12.
  • Event Capacity: 30
  • Location: Desert National Wildlife Refuge 16001 Corn Creek Rd. 89024.
    North on US 95, about 12 miles beyond the Durango exit. Turn right on Corn Creek Rd. Proceed 4 miles to Visitor Center.
    Map here: http://goo.gl/maps/WvRMx
  • Partner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Awesome volunteers will assist Refuge staff in the restoration of disturbed landscape. Come help refuge staff plant vegetation in degraded and/or altered sites. With this planting event, the refuge hopes to re-create and restore habitat for a variety of the natural local species. Event is at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, 16001 Corn Creek Rd. 89024. Here’s a link to a map: http://goo.gl/maps/doM7K. The planting of native species is an important part of the restoration process as native plants compete against exotic species, stabilize disturbed soils, and provide habitat for wildlife. Enjoy planting both small and 5-gallon containers of grasses, shrubs and trees. Individuals need to be in good physical condition as planting requires bending, kneeling, and getting dirty. Plan to be outside in cool, sunny conditions with no shade – a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Wear closed-toed shoes. Water, (adult-sized) gloves, and an amazingly great time will be provided for all who attend! You may bring your own shovel or garden trowel, or we will provide on for you. Minimum age is well supervised 12. Kids should bring their own sized gloves. This is the third of 3 FWS April Earth Day events.

Trail Host Orientation

  • Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Audience: 18 years of age and above
  • Event Capacity: 25
  • Location: REI in Boca Park 710 S. Rampart Blvd in Las Vegas, NV
  • Partner: Go Mt. Charleston
Enjoy getting out on the trails? Like talking to folks about their hiking experiences and forest resources? Then think about becoming a trail host this summer! Trail Hosts provide information and resources to fellow hikers in the Spring Mountains and monitor trail conditions. If you are interested in helping out this summer, then come attend one of our orientation sessions this spring.

Desert Clean Up Spring Fling 14: Nellis Dunes Clean Up

  • Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: Participants under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent, or have a signed volunteer form
  • Event Capacity: 100
  • Location: Driving Directions: From Las Vegas Blvd North, past Nellis AFB Area II and LV Motor Speedway. Access to the Nellis Dunes Area is on the right, across from the gravel pit.
    From I-15 northbound take Apex Exit #58, turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Head South 2.3 miles to the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area. The entry road will be on the left.
    GPS Coordinates: 36.2878480461997 …. -114.970548684073
    Get out of the city, get some fresh air and enjoy a spring day while lending a hand to keep this area clean for all to enjoy. Pack a lunch and make plans to join us!
  • Partner: Bureau of Land Management
P2C Imaging Group and Second Chance Customs has partnered with the BLM to host Spring Fling 14: Nellis Dunes Clean Up on Saturday May 3rd 2014. Our goal is 100 volunteers to begin the process of removing windblown litter/trash and debris illegally dumped in the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area.
If you enjoy off road activities or just being outdoors, now is your chance to come out and lend a hand. Individuals, organized off road clubs, businesses, and all off road enthusiasts are welcome!
This event involves walking, bending over and picking up trash/debris in the desert. All ages are welcome! Participants under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent, or have a signed volunteer form. Sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes, a hat and sunblock are recommended. The BLM will provide, water, trash bags, gloves and hand tools.

NATIVE SEED COLLECTION DAY

  • Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
  • Time: 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Audience: 12 and up
  • Event Capacity: 20
  • Location: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Alan Bible Visitor Center. Actual seed collection location will be determined.
  • Partner: National Park Service
Join park staff in an effort to collect native seeds to be planted at future restoration projects. Volunteers will be trained on the specific plants the nursery needs seeds for future projects and how to collect the seeds correctly. This is a great opportunity to learn about native plants and the restoration process at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Bring a lunch and plan to spend 6 hours in the park. Space is limited to the first 20 people. Register by contacting Christopher Pietrafeso at 702-293-8711 or Christopher_Pietrafeso@nps.gov.

Spring Cleaning

  • Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: Volunteers under 18 need guardian approval & supervision
  • Event Capacity: 300
  • Location: Various spots throughout the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Primarily in Lee and Kyle Canyons
  • Partner: Go Mt. Charleston, U.S. Forest Service
Every winter thousands of people flock to Kyle and Lee Canyons to play in the snow. Unfortunately, as the snow melts and colorful wildflowers begin popping up, so does unsightly litter.

On Saturday, May 10, Go Mt. Charleston and the US Forest Service will hold the 7th Annual Spring Cleaning to help spruce up the mountains before the busy summer season. We would love for you to join us. It’s a great opportunity for team building during litter pick up, community service with a visible impact, as well as relaxed bonding during BBQ and live music afterward.

Volunteers are assigned a litter pick-up area in advance and will be sent specific details once registered. Groups will check in at their location between 9:30 and 10 am with the designated site manager. Following the litter pick up, meet for our Volunteers Barbeque for some food and entertainment.

WildLand Fire Awareness Trail Half Marathon race support

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2014
  • Time: 6:00am to 12:00pm
  • Audience: 12 and up
  • Event Capacity: 50
  • Location: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center
  • Partner: Bureau of Land Management Wildland Fire Department and Desert Sky Adventures
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wildland Fire Department is hosting a free half marathon and 5K-race event in Red Rock Canyon, bringing awareness to wild land fire areas and helps us to remember the awesome fire fighters that help protect these vast beautiful wilderness lands. Volunteers will assist with course directions, managing aid stations along the course route, assisting at the start and finish lines and with the post-race festivities.