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Gardening Gone Wild

Make a difference in your community! Native plants help prevent erosion, reduce dust, help to thwart invasive species and provide important habitat for wildlife. Join a team of volunteers to plant native trees at Corn Creek. There are 3 different areas that will be planted at this event. Individuals need to be in fairly good physical condition as planting requires the ability to bend, kneel, get a little dirty, and lift 1 gallon and larger potted plants. Plan to be outside in cool, sunny conditions with no shade - a hat and sunscreen are recommended.

Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 8:30am to 1:00pm

National Family Day on Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers will assist Refuge staff in the restoration of disturbed landscape. 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.With this planting event, the refuge hopes to re-create and restore upland habitat for a variety of the natural local species. 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.

Date: 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Placer Cove Clean-up

Come join the National Park Service and GR8 DIVN in cleaning up Placer Cove! Volunteers are needed to help keep Lake Mead National Recreation Area beautiful by picking up and disposing litter along the shoreline and natural environment at Placer Cove. Individuals, families, and groups are invited to participate! For more information or to register, please contact Bryan Goodwin at 702-293-8717 or Bryan_Goodwin@partner.nps.gov..

Date: 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Callville Bay Marina Clean-up

Come join Callville Bay Resort and the National Park Service clean up Callville Bay! Volunteers are needed to help keep Lake Mead National Recreation Area beautiful by picking up litter around the marina, shoreline and desert. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to participate. Beach cleanup and registration begins at 8 AM with the event beginning at 9 AM.

Date: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Make a Difference Day: Salt Grass Salvage

Awesome volunteers will assist Refuge staff in salvaging salt grass from an area within the construction footprint of the new visitor center. Fun-seeking volunteers will create a potting medium by combing native soil with peat moss and water. Gardening-geared volunteers will dig up the salt grass roots and underground stems to create plugs. This is a good project for children. No experience required and you'll gain some garden skills.

Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 8:30am to 1:00pm

National Public Lands Day: Preparing the Spring Mountains for the Fall

Volunteers will perform light trail maintenance along the more popular Spring Mountain National Recreation Area hiking trails. Work will consist of removing rocks, trash, and debris from the trail, pruning vegetation, and oiling signs. No prior experience is necessary. Please bring appropriate work clothes and water. Tools will be provided. Please bring a lunch as work may extend into the early afternoon.

Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

National Public Lands Day – Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and Gold Butte ACEC

In the spirit of Public Lands Day, many folks and user groups who love Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and the Gold Butte region of Nevada are getting together to do a variety of service projects in these beautiful areas. Activities will be in the area around Whitney Pocket. All are welcome. If you want to make a difference, join us for Public Lands Day at Whitney Pocket.

Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

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