Let’s go for a hike! Seems innocent enough right? Except when this discussion between my friend, Blender, and I began, it was no simple out-n-back or loop trail we were talking about. We wanted to walk in the woods, take the trail less travelled by, and live by all the...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

These are crazy and confusing times for many of us here in Northern Nevada. Businesses are closing their doors, employees are working from home, and friends and families are refraining from socializing as they normally would for the foreseeable future. The next few wee...

I relied on my team, and they relied on me. We cooked, lived, served, and traveled communally. As an introvert, being surrounded by people at all times was sometimes difficult, but it quickly became my favorite aspect of the year.

I am eternally grateful for the opportunity she gave me. That first summer sparked a lifelong love of outdoor education and a deep understanding of how clear mountain air and bright summer stars can change the course of a child’s life.

Water is a natural resource that is essential for our bodies' functions and our daily activities such as showering, cleaning dishes, washing our cars, watering our gardens, and recreation. Let’s also not forget that animals and plants also need water to survive, grow,...

“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...

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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!