“One way to drive fear out of a relationship is to realize that your partner’s values are the same as yours, that what you care about is exactly what they care about.  In my opinion, that drives fear out and makes for a great partnership, whether it’s a corporate partn...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When I discovered that over 200 parks exist in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, I was astonished, and after two years here I still find it incredible just how much there is to explore. I’m lucky enough to work at the Parks Foundation, where my lunch break consists of a...

Admittedly I’ve always felt a little lost. We aren’t born knowing who we are and going out into the world on our own, we’re never sure how it's going to shape us. However, after living in the Pacific Northwest for five years, I garnered an appreciation for this planet...

What is wellness?  One hears and sees the term everywhere these days, ubiquitously drawing over a billion hits in a quick Google search.  Explained simply, wellness is a state of being healthy in body and mind. The caveat in this definition being the deliberate effort,...

I have a prescription for you. No copays. Unlimited refills. And, it may be one of the best health decisions you ever make. 

Rx: Go outside—whenever possible.
 

You may have heard a lot of buzz lately about the health benefits of nature—and for good reason! Spending time...

The United States’ Independence Day is this month. Although the Fourth of July occurs at the beginning of the month, the fireworks, barbecues, and customary color scheme of red, white, and blue appear throughout all 31 days. With these recurring themes it’s hard to ign...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wildfire season is upon us. Fires are already burning down western Washington, and the fires in California last year were the deadliest and most destructive in the state’s recorded history. Last year’s Camp Fire was declared a national emergency near the end of 2018. I...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

I tend to get defensive of plants that are labeled the dreaded “weed” word. I like to believe that all plants are good when in the right place at the right time. So what does “weed” mean anyway? A weed is simply a plant in the wrong place. That means a rose can be a we...

I have a slight obsession with National Parks. I’ve been to 10 in total: Yosemite, Yellowstone, The Redwoods, Death Valley, Crater Lake, The Channel Islands, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, Joshua Tree, and Zion. 
I am always thinking about my next adventure and plann...

Moving across the country from Western New York, the land of lake-effect snow, to Western Nevada, the land of mountains and deserts, introduced countless new outdoor spaces for me to research and explore. Even though I was excited by the prospect of new trails and open...

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We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!