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EVENTS

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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.

Hike to Petroglyph Canyon

  • Date: Friday, May 25, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Audience: 10 and up
  • Event Capacity: 14
  • Location: We are going to meet at the open parking lot at the M-resort casino at 9am and leave from there to Petroglyph Canyon.
  • Partner: Bureau of Land Management
The hike is 3.5 miles round trip and is moderately strenuous. The vibrant colors of the wildflowers and the mystery of the petroglyphs are amazing. A high clearance vehicle is required to reach the trail head and transportation is on your own. Registration through Ranger Gina for the hike is required. Space is limited. Contact gmele@blm.gov or call 702-515-5350 and ask for Ranger Gina Mele.

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.

Community Service Day on the Cedar Trail

  • Date: Friday, May 10, 2014
  • Time: 9:00pm to 12:00pm
  • Audience: All ages welcomed
  • Event Capacity: 20
  • Location: Edwards Elementary School, 4551 Diamond Head Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89110
  • Partner: Outside Las Vegas Foundation
Help your community trail by picking up litter, removing graffiti and painting a mural!

We all want a safe, easily accessible and fun walking trail to connect us to our community. Bring your friends and family for a chance to make your neighborhood brighter!

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: 50
  • Location: Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center — 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane, Las Vegas NV 89122. Cross streets: Tropicana 1 mile east of Boulder Highway. We will be meeting just south of the Nature Center.
  • Partner: Clark County Wetlands Park
Help improve our water quality, create beautiful places, and enhance wildlife habitat! Join us on May 10 for WHO – Wetlands: Hands On! Share a fun, physical, and rewarding day with Wetlands staff, volunteers, and other WHO! participants.

We will be removing a really insidious weed — tall whitetop — which is threatening to take over our beautiful Mitigation ponds. These ponds provide important habitat for nesting birds.
Here’s what you need to know:
What to wear: we will be pulling some big weeds, so we recommend long pants, long sleeves, good shoes, sunglasses, and a hat.
What to bring: Bring sunscreen and plenty of water to drink; you might also consider bringing a sack lunch to enjoy. We’ll loan you gloves and tools, but feel free to bring your favorite pair of work gloves!
What to expect: A rewarding day working with a group of fun, motivated people in a beautiful setting.

Wetlands: Hands On!

  • 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.
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