Take Action Tuesday: Friends of Nevada Wilderness Partners with KEEN Footwear to Clean Up Mt. Charleston

       Photo: Mark Vollmer

Conservation Alliance Grantee, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, is teaming up with the Conservation Alliance Pinnacle Member, KEEN, and the Zappos Family to give picnic and camping areas in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness a makeover. The Mt Charleston Wilderness is located in the Spring Mountains of Southern Nevada.

Over 100 volunteers will be taking part in this stewardship day, preparing five popular recreation areas within the Mt. Charleston Wilderness for the summer season.

"We love seeing all the volunteers from KEEN and the Zappos Family out here," said Kurt Kuznicki, Southern Nevada Program Director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness. "It's going to be great weather, a great day to make a difference volunteering in the wild!"

At the end of the day, Friends of Nevada Wilderness will have an awards ceremony to honor last field season's top volunteers from the Zappos Family, Danielle Cotte and Elyse Briski. Volunteers will also be treated to a Dutch oven cooking demonstration and delicious samples prepared by Stewardship Program Director Pat Bruce.

This is the third year Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the US Forest Service has partnered with KEEN and Zappos for a day of restoration in Mt. Charleston. The annual project is sponsored by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership.

Check out the official photos and video from the day at www.nevadawild.blogspot.com on Thursday morning!

How you can take action to protect Nevada's last wild places:

Protect Nevada's Wild Forests – Take action to help Friends work with the Forest Service to protect it's remaining wild roadless areas.

Defend Gold Butte – Here is your chance to help defend the wild beauty of southern Nevada's 350,000-acre Gold Butte region.

Other Opportunities

You can also make a difference by joining other great folks on wilderness stewardship trips where you learn to heal the land (and have a good time!).

More Volunteer Opportunities – Use your skills or contacts to help protect Nevada's wild places.