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River Wranglers


Inspiring youth through hands-on learning to explore, conserve, and understand the importance of local rivers.

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River Wranglers


Inspiring youth through hands-on learning to explore, conserve, and understand the importance of local rivers.

TeenMentor

EXPLORE

THROUGH HANDS-ON LEARNING

River Wranglers works with high school science students and elementary kids to learn about the rivers in our watersheds. Teens take the lead in environmental education by working with small groups of elementary students and teaching them about the water cycle, watersheds, pollution, water quality and conservation.

Conservationists

Conserve

NEVADA'S WATERSHEDS

River Wranglers focus on conservation projects to decrease impacts of pollution on the river.  Working with local conservation districts, we stabilize the streambank with bioengineering projects such as placing willow wattles on the bank and seeding with native plant seeds. We wrap trees to protect them from damage and construct nesting boxes for birds.

YoungScientist

UNDERSTAND

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL RIVERS

We work in the Great Basin watershed which is home to the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers. Since Nevada is the driest of the continental states, water is critical to our survival.  Students learn about the impacts to our local rivers, historical and current.

Elementary schools in the Great Basin watershed can arrange for field trips where students, teachers, and parents roll up their sleeves and work together to explore, conserve, and understand our watershed.

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Volunteer


Mentor. Trainer. Conservationist. Advocate. 

There's a role for you.

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Volunteer


Mentor. Trainer. Conservationist. Advocate. 

There's a role for you.

teen volunteers

service learning in the great outdoors 

River Wranglers' mentoring program pairs high school students with upper elementary school students, giving teens the opportunity to learn through teaching, while also modeling responsible stewardship of natural resources for elementary-aged youth. High school science teachers at Carson, Churchill County, Dayton, Douglas, Silver Stage, Silver State Charter, and Virginia City High Schools can sign up their class to become mentors

Teens in the Great Basin watershed area can apply for the River Wranglers Teens Educating Communities (TECS) Program. This service learning opportunity involves hands-on learning with adult mentors, developing an interactive display table, and using their traveling exhibit to attend events and educate the community about watershed issues. Complete a volunteer form to get started.

adult volunteers

support young conservationists in protecting local rivers

River Wranglers welcomes your involvement! Adult volunteers support youth as mentors and chaperones, contribute to our programming as environmental educators and trainers, get their hands dirty as conservationists, spread the word about our work as advocates and event coordinators, help with fundraising, publicity, photography, marketing and more as administrative volunteers, board members, and committee members. Complete a volunteer form to get started.

  ready to get started? submit a volunteer form

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Join Us


We envision a community, aware and committed to healthy watersheds and rivers.

Support our work.

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Join Us


We envision a community, aware and committed to healthy watersheds and rivers.

Support our work.

become a member

River Wranglers members support our work along Nevada rivers. Membership donations help us purchase materials, replenish supplies, hire part-time and event employees, offer travel stipends to volunteers and to provide volunteer training.  Scholarships are awarded to outstanding teens who continue their education in environmental science. 

Support River Wranglers with your donation

  • Streamkeeper - $20 annually
  • River Steward - $50 annually
  • Watershed Guardian - $100 annually
  • River Wranglers Champion - join the monthly giving program. 

As a community-based and supported organization, we are proud to be sponsored by businesses that support our educational programs. Please contact us about corporate sponsorship opportunities for your business or organization.

River Wranglers is a registered 501(c3) non-profit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.

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