Direct Service in Black Rock Desert: The Friends of Black Rock High Rock work with the Bureau of Land Management to implement the Black Rock NCA Resource Management Plan, and we are always looking to recruit volunteers for direct service projects in the Black Rock Desert region. Please go here to see a list of projects and to sign up.
The Black Rock Rendezvous: The Rendezvous is a lot of fun, and is hosted by the Friends of Black Rock every year in the Black Rock Desert on Memorial Day weekend. Volunteers from Friends of Black Rock, the BLM, Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Burning Man, and other partner organizations will work together to make the Rendezvous happen. Please go here: to see the volunteer schedule for this year's Rendezvous.
The following is a brief summary of the numerous volunteer tasks;
Several hearty volunteers will arrive early to help erect the big tents, yurts, and set up camp. There will be a camp host present and on site by Friday afternoon. On Saturday morning, a few volunteers will sign in visitors. There will be an introduction/ orientation (at the main camp under the green tent), others will sign folks up for tours & staff the Friends table. A few highly knowledgeable volunteers will lead tours. On Saturday evening, there will be a dutch oven cook-off and pot-luck dinner. After dinner will be our raffle, and volunteers will check for IDs and wristbands as they serve beer (while sampling a bit themselves). On Sunday we will have an two volunteer projects beginning at 8 AM for those interested; we are building more buck & pole fence around the fragile Coyote Springs dunes, and doing a road rehab at another site. On Sunday evening is the annual FBR member meeting, followed by dinner served by Gordon's Backyard BBQ. After dinner will be Cowboy Poetry, then live music and a lot more beer (served by volunteers, of course). On Monday morning we need all the volunteers we can get to take down the tens and yurts, to load trucks with all of the gear, and to police the entire main camp site and make sure that we Leave No Trace. Hope to see ya there!
To find out more about the Black Rock Rendezvous, please go here. Please go here to see the volunteer schedule for this years event, and to sign up for a shift send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen Spring Assessment Program: Friends of Black Rock High Rock will assist in training volunteers to visit springs and record their observations of the health and vitality of the riparian area on several variables, such as plant health and water flow. In time, a picture of the varying condition of the springs and impacts from such effects as cattle or wildlife will be determined, and further volunteer projects to reverse any observed damage can be undertaken. Please go here: to learn more about this program.
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Below is a copy of our Volunteer Handbook, in PDF format, which contains all of the info and forms that may be needed for any individual project.