With the support of REI, The Nature Conservancy in Nevada will be able to enhance its successful volunteer program which engages the community in conservation issues while achieving real habitat restoration goals. The volunteer program will focus on two properties in 2010 - 11 – Mustang Ranch and 102 Ranch – where The Nature Conservancy is actively engaged in restoration activities.
The Truckee River is the heart of northwestern Nevada’s beauty, quality of life, and economic health. It is the ribbon which unites the state’s spectacular desert and mountain landscapes. For almost two decades, The Nature Conservancy has been working to restore the health of the Truckee River, one of our community’s most vital natural and economic assets.
REI’s contribution will allow the Conservancy to hold numerous on-the-ground events with volunteers over the coming year. Each event is an opportunity to work toward a meaningful goal and to learn about the restoration work being done. To get involved, click here.
About REI: Founded in 1938 by 23 outdoor enthusiasts, REI is now the nation's largest consumer co-op with more than 3.5 million active members and 10,000-plus employees. Each year, REI donates millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide, and sends scores of volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, teach outdoor ethics to kids, and inspire others to be environmental stewards. REI has earned a place on FORTUNE magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the rankings began in 1998.
About The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than 5,000 Nevada supporters have been responsible for the restoration of more than 9 miles of habitat along the Lower Truckee River.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.