Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Friends of Nevada Wilderness are teaming up for a wild gathering open to the public Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Patagonia, 8550 White Fir, (the OLD outlet side of the building, by the river) in Renofrom 3-5 pm.
This free, informal social gathering is being held to learn about state and regional wilderness protection opportunities and reach out to members and friends.
Starting at 3pm with libations and light appetizers, Broads’ and Friends’ Board of Directors, staff, members and supporters will be on hand to discuss how to help protect wild public lands. At 3:30 pm, the all-women band QUIRKY, featuring Cindy Grey, will perform bluegrass music. At 4pm, Veronica Egan and Shaaron Netherton, Executive Directors of Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Friends of Nevada Wilderness, respectively, will talk about current programs and activities.
The event is free and all are welcome. Younger generations – our future stewards – are especially encouraged to attend. Sponsors include Patagonia, Great Basin Brewery and Total Wine. For more information and directions, visitgreatoldbroads.org/events. To RSVP, please call 970-385-9577 or e-mail Ellen at[email protected]. A similar gathering will be held Tuesday, August 28, at Alpine Meadows in partnership with the California Wilderness Coalition.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness (greatoldbroads.org) is a national not-for-profit public lands advocacy organization using the voices and activism of elders to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Broads has more than 4,500 members and supporters nationwide and supports more than 24 Broadbands (local volunteer chapters) in 15 states.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness (nevadawilderness.org), a not-for-profit state wilderness organization, works to conserve Nevada’s last wild places and care for them through their volunteer stewardship trips. In its history, Friends of Nevada Wilderness has succeeded in protecting over 3 million acres of Nevada wilderness.