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Spend Spring Break Volunteering in Wild Nevada

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Desert Wildlife Refuge by Brian Beffort

Enjoy a rewarding spring break in the outdoors! Spend 5 enjoyable days and 4 glorious nights under the stars in the spectacular wilderness just north of Vegas. Teaming up with the southern Nevada staff, we will be carpooling from Reno down to the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. We will leave Reno on Sunday, March 13, work Monday through Friday and return to Reno on Saturday, March 19.  We will also set aside a day during the week to visit the Red Rock National Conservation Area for people who want to explore.

Stewardship work will consist of pulling out barbed wire and fence posts, rolling up barbed wire strands and possibly hiking some of the material out. We will camp at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, about 5 miles from the project staging area. Some hiking (up to 4 miles roundtrip each day) will be involved depending on what portion of the fence we are working on. Be prepared to work full days in a rugged and relatively remote location – a place where you can soak up the grandeur of the desert!

Please join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and meet like-minded people for a unique opportunity to enhance habitat on the largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48 and give something back to the environment!

For more information please contact:

Reno

Wes Hoskins, Forest Project Coordinator: 775-762-6730, [email protected]

Las Vegas

Kurt Kuznicki, Southern Nevada Director: 775-745-3119, [email protected]

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