The Bureau of Land Management may manage our public lands, but it's We The People that own it. It's up to us to do the housekeeping needed to keep it maintained and protected for future generations to enjoy and learn from. To that end we organize a growing number of stewardship work days each year with key partners such as the Bureau of Land Management and the City of Henderson. Our signature event each year is National Public Lands Day, and that day is almost here! We'll be organizing a group of 30 or so volunteers to install replacement and new trail signage along Sloan's 601 trail. Join us for a morning of some sweat, lots of fun with outdoors friends, and the satisfaction of contributing to the stewardship of our local public lands. We own them, it's up to us to do the housekeeping. We're starting at 7:30am Saturday, September 30th at the McCullough Hills Trailhead. Contact Ranger Gina at email@example.com or by phone at 702-515-5355 to register.
Have you visited Sloan Canyon NCA's visitor contact station? Did you receive some useful maps, information and wisdom from someone at the information desk? And have you ever wondered how to can introduce the community to Sloan Canyon? Well wonder no longer, that person can be you. You can be an information desk volunteer! All you need to do is go through a half-day training session led by a BLM ranger, then signup for 1 or more 4-hour shifts at the station. It's fun and easy!
Our next volunteer training session starts at 10am on Wednesday, January 18 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Here's the schedule:
10:00am-10:30am - BLM Volunteer Orientation
10:30am-11:15am - Trails of Sloan Training
11:15am-11:45pm - Geology Training
01:15pm-01:30pm - Wilderness Training
01:30pm-02:00pm - Wildlife Overview
RSVP is required, contact BLM Ranger Gina Mele at 702-515-5355 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at the contact station!
From the Friends of Sloan Canyon, much love and happiness this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, Southern Nevada!
We've been talking about it on social media for a few weeks now, but in case you missed all that and the writeup in the Review-Journal and the other community buzz Sloan's new visitor contact station is open and active. During the summer it'll be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am-4:30pm.
Henderson resident Alan O'Neill has released an excellent guide to the city's almost 120 miles of hiking and biking trails. It's available as a PDF download.Read more