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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

05.24.13

Hats off to Pat Williams, Friend Extraordinaire

Our hats are off to BLM for recognizing the outstanding work of the virtuoso of volunteerism, our very own Pat Williams! Pat contributed over 20,000 hours (that’s 9.6 YEARS!!!) to the protection and restoration of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Pat received the Milestone … 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

10.1.11

Aftermath and reflections: Welcome Dinner at the Fourth Annual Friends Rendezvous

The following is a guest blog post from Pat Williams, Friends of Red Rock Canyon Heard a wonderful presentation from Jim Kenna, California State Director for the BLM, on the importance of partnerships and the intrinsic value of Friends groups. Very much appreciated and such a delight to hear. Ed … read more

10.1.11

Checking at the Friends Rendezous

The following is a guest blog post from Pat Williams, Friends of Red Rock Canyon. 2 PM – Just checked in for my fourth Friends Rendezvous in Indian Wells, CA. Chuck and I drove over this morning from Las Vegas and, after a relaxing 5 hour drive, we arrived at … read more

05.10.10

Local Volunteers at Red Rock Receive National Award

Friends of Red Rock Canyon volunteers Pat and Chuck Williams receive the Bureau of Land Management’s “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award in D.C.   Click here for a PDF of the Press Release