This week's Guest blog post is written by Kim Zuch, Park Interpreter for Washoe Lake State Park. She highlights all the best hikes and sights that the park has to offer and also touches on some park safety that everyone who visits should practice to ensure a safe a...

Below is a guide of the top 4 harmful plants you and your furry friends should avoid on the trails, including how to identify them, where to find them, and the symptoms that occur if encountered or ingested.

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...

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...

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!