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10.28.13

2013 Friends Award Winners Announced

In a festive and rollicking awards ceremony on Saturday night, we announced our 2013 award winners. We started an annual awards program back in 2011 to recognize the excellent work being done by our partners across programmatic disciplines.  We’re happy to report that each year, competition for the awards has … read more

10.10.13

Closed Part 2- The Friends Grassroots Network Experiences the Impact of the Shutdown

Since the shutdown, the Friends Grassroots Network has directly experienced the effects through the termination of all volunteer activities and events.  The government shutdown has also led to: the closure of visitor centers including Friends offices; cancelation of all recreational and education events; and serious economic impacts on gateway communities … read more

10.1.13

Reports from the field: Public Lands Day 2013

The 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day has been and gone. By all accounts, it was an amazing day all across the National Conservation Lands as members of our Friends Grassroots Network volunteered their time in support of our public lands. Here are some dispatches from the field… San … read more

09.24.13

Volunteer for Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. In 2013, the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28. Join volunteers of all ages for NPLD’s 20th Anniversary. Celebrate with volunteers by working to protect and restore … read more

07.23.13

Friends of Black Rock – High Rock celebrates their landscape with a new design

How did a mountain lion become the new iconic logo for Friends of Black Rock – High Rock? The organization began its search for an artist to create fresh iconic imagery to fully represent the unique landscape they have stewarded since 1999. The wildlife, cultural history and natural resources provide … read more

10.11.11

One-minute success stories from the Friends Rendezvous

One of our favorite moments at the recent Friends Rendezvous in Indian Wells, CA actually consisted of several moments—when individual people stood up and told stories about their organization’s recent conservation successes, in one minute or less. Some of them were funny, poignant, even raucous. All were inspiring. They were … read more