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Celebrate Gold Butte, celebrate wild Nevada

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Add your voice to the campaign to protect Gold Butte!

Friends of Nevada Wilderness, a state-wide 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to wilderness preservation and stewardship, will be holding an open house on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4-7 pm (coinciding with Nevada’s Big Give) to educate the public about the treasures Gold Butte contains and why it needs to be protected. This event is open to everyone, including families, and entry is free.

Partygoers will have the opportunity to sign postcards and letters to Congressional Representatives in support of designating Gold Butte as a National Conservation Area. Located in the southeastern corner of Nevada, Gold Butte is over 80% desert tortoise habitat, and contains historical and prehistorical archaeological sites. Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon puzzle is also home to the state animal, the bighorn sheep, and contains two smaller wilderness areas – Lime Canyon and Jumbo Springs, designated in 2002.

Gold Butte is featured on the cover of the tenth-anniversary edition of Friends of Nevada Wilderness’ Wild Nevada calendar, which will be on sale at the event, along with Wild Nevada note cards. Light appetizers as well as wine and nonalcoholic beverages will be served.

Stop by to pick up your 2012 Wild Nevada calendar and toast to our cover girl, Gold Butte!

For more details, please contact Darcy Shepard at 775 324-7667 or [email protected]

Check out our Nevada Big Gives page for the event: http://www.razoo.com/story/Wild-Nevada-2012-Calendar-Release-And-Tenth-Anniversary

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