June 7, 2017
by Lorian McConnell
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Governor’s Points of Light Award Submission Deadline EXTENDED to June 16

 

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Do you know an amazing volunteer, volunteer organization, volunteer manager or corporate volunteer program?
Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the nomination process for the 2017 Governor’s Points of Light Award ceremony is open. Nevada’s most prestigious volunteer recognition, the Governor’s Points of Light Award, is an opportunity to shine the light on Nevada’s brightest volunteers. Help us tell the story of volunteerism in your community and submit a nomination!

The deadline has been extended! Nominations are accepted until June 16, 2017 (11:59 PM PST)

Nomination categories are:
• Individual – Northern Nevada
• Individual – Southern Nevada
• Individual – Rural Nevada
• Nonprofit/Community Organization Volunteer Program
• Corporate/Business Volunteer Program
• Volunteer Manager
• Volunteer Program serving Veterans

Being recognized at the Governor’s Points of Light event is Nevada’s most prestigious recognition for volunteers, volunteer managers, and volunteer organizations. Past award recipients and finalists cannot be recognized in the same category for 5 years, but are otherwise eligible to be nominated.

Submit nominations, and learn more about the nomination process at http://bit.ly/2017GPOL .

For more information contact 775-825-1900, info@nevadavolunteers.org,or visit Nevada Volunteer’s website: http://www.nevadavolunteers.org/

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June 7, 2017
by Lorian McConnell
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River Stories & Photos Contest Deadline EXTENDED to June 14

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One Truckee River has extended the deadline for the River Stories and River Photos contests! The deadline is not June 14th.

They have two contests happening right now, with AWESOME prizes awaiting the winners.

Contest #1: River Stories — Share a short story about an experience you’ve had at an event or gathering along the Truckee River (this past weekend’s River Fest counts!).

Contest #2: River Photos — Share a photo you’ve taken along the river and submit in the following categories: From your phone; People; Nature/landscape; Wildlife; Youth photography (ages 5-11 and 12-18)

Winners of the stories contest will read their story to an audience during Artown in July; winners of the photos contest will get their photos put on display in windows of vacant buildings in downtown Reno.

Plus more prizes!! Winners of the contests could win any of the following: Tour of the Tesla gigafactory (stories); free passes to Wildcreek Golf Course (photos); movie tickets (stories); passes to the Aquarange at the GSR (photos); a book by Michael Branch (stories); passes to Wild Island and gift card to Yogurt Beach (photos); or passes to The Bunker/bowling alley at the GSR (photos). Whew, we’re out of breath.

ALL the details and submission can be found at http://onetruckeeriver.org/stories/.

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May 15, 2017
by Lorian McConnell
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Great Basin Outdoor School’s Upcoming Summer Education Opportunities

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Join Great Basin Outdoor School for some exciting education opportunities this summer!

They are hosting a Summer day camp at the River School Farm July 17-21 & 24-28 and a

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Project WET educator workshop for the entire family at Mayberry Park June 24.

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Here is more information for the Project WET educator event: 2017 WET flier.

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April 27, 2017
by Lorian McConnell
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TMPF Talks: Ecology

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Want to learn about our local ecology in the Truckee Meadows? Well you’re in luck! Our quarterly lecture series: TMPF Talks is returning with a look at ecological systems in the Truckee Meadows!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more from our expert speakers at this FREE event on May 8th (6-8pm)!

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