|Members react to news of our closing|
Our members have always been a great source of inspiration to those of us who've had the opportunity to work at Nevada Wilderness Project. Our members kept us on our toes! We didn't often get to meet you face to face, but when we did -- like at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival -- it was always like meeting old friends.
Not surprisingly, we got a lot of emails after we sent out an email blast to our members and supporters to let them know that NWP was closing its doors. We thought we'd share some with you. Many are posted below.
In the meantime, thank you to everyone for all your kind thoughts.
I am sorry to hear that NWP will shut down. I have appreciated your efforts over the years.Wendy
Big bummer. Thank you for all you have done.
Sad to hear the Nevada Wilderness Project is dissolving. Every state needs a Wilderness advocacy organization.
Thank you for the good work, appreciate it.
Sorry to see you go. I suppose the Friends will take over your work. Thanks for all you did!
Sad day -- who will continue this important work? Best of luck to all at NWP!
This is very sad. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the years.
I am very sad about this. I wish you would reconsider. I will be a dues-paying member. I will recruit members and volunteers. You guys provide an invaluable service. All of Nevada is indebted to you. There is not another organization in Nevada that stands up for wilderness. We will all lose as a result of our lack of financial support. I am sorry I did not do my share. I think I lost faith when you removed your presence from Las Vegas. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. I only wish that you would continue to build upon your accomplishments and continue to make this a better place for present and future generations.
You will be deeply and sorely missed. Please, please reconsider.
Wow, That is really a difficult decision. NWP has done great work and I am personally glad to have supported and participated with you.
If your volunteers need something to do, send them to work with us at Snowlands Network – working to protect and preserve our public lands in winter.
All the best to you,
I cannot tell you how sorry I am to see this wonderful group end. A great deal was accomplished during your run. I am very proud to have been a supporter … I only wish I could have done more.
Those infamous/famous calendars were my first intro to NWP --- they were a great source of laughter here. We throw a popover party every year around Christmas, or Presidents Day , or Easter … whenever we can get it all together. I always bought about 10 and then gave them as gifts to the ladies at the party. I had one gal who was the BEST to be the first to open hers. After the first year she KNEW what was up … although many others did not. Well, she made that calendar into the best gift anyone ever got. We laughed and laughed, even the men got into the spirit and the calendars went all around. What better opportunity for me to talk up my beloved state and what NWP was accomplishing. I hated to see those go. Mackenzie was a great resource and we became friends … she always called when in LV. The economy crashed, times got tough, and parties are scarce.
I took my grandsons on an annual “Know Nevada” trip each summer for 4 summers. I wanted them to read a map, know where they were by the mountains around them, hear the sound of total silence, walk where I had walked and their parents before them had walked as children. At 70, I bought a bike rack, threw those boys and their bikes in/on the 4-Runner, and we headed for rural Nevada. They loved it and so did I. We spent about 8 days wandering… they were 11 and 13 the first summer. They went and grew up on me. !! Dang! We only saw the barest minimum … but I pray they will fight to protect our wilderness in the future.
I wish you all well in your future endeavors. I know you are leaving with great memories of Nevada. God bless, and thank you for all your work.
Thank you for this update, and for all you have done. With sincere appreciation,
I'm sorry!Thanks for all the good work NWP has done in 13 years! I was one of the founders of the BLM wilderness program, first on staff at the Wilderness Society then later on the BLM wilderness staff (1978-86). The designation of more than 3 million acres of wilderness in Nevada is a realization of the hopes many of us had in the 1970s, at a time when those areas were only known by a few local people and were not being considered for any form of protection.
My thanks to all who and staffed NWP over the years!
Thank you for all your good work over the years and best luck to your director, staff and board in the coming months.
You all did a great job. Thank you for caring.
This is a sad day indeed!
Sorry to see you go, but thanks for your good work! Best of luck in your future wild adventures.
Jim3 million acres of wilderness! Awesome job you guys! Thank you so much for making more of Nevada wild!