To become a Nevada Naturalist, participants completed a rigorous program of 85 hours of classroom and field study, including 20 hours of volunteer service; and completed a project on an environmental topic of their choice.  Topics covered included:  native plants and  animals; threatened and endangered species; ecology; biodiversity; conservation; geology; water; soils; and Mojave Desert survival skills.

The Fall Session, “Advanced Topics,” open to any NV Naturalist who has successfully completed the spring session, will begin on September 9, 2013.

For additional information on how to become a Nevada Naturalist, email Denise Parsons or call 702-948-5906.

Photo of Graduating class

NV Naturalist Program Spring 2013 Graduating Class: Front Row (L to R): Karen Petersen, Denise McConnell, Barbara Miller, Karla Shoup. Back Row (L to R): Danny Fesler, Kevin Ware, Marsha Sterling, Donna Duncan, Marikay Bremner, and Arno Baule. Not Pictured: Bill Bremner, Nick Saines, Steve Orr, Tim Vogt, and Dominic Taurone.


Picture of PeachesSaturday at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production from 8 a.m.- noon the Master Gardeners are picking  Mid Pride Peaches.

The Center is located at 4600 Horse Drive in North Las Vegas.  For directions call MG Home Gardening Help Line at 257-5555 (M-F, 8-5.) Or visit/like the Master Gardener FaceBook page to get up-to-the minute updates!

WaterFaucetThe ever-popular Gardening Small Places series continues on June 22. The workshop will focus on Understanding Your Irrigation. Let Professor M.L. Robinson teach you what you need to know about irrigating your landscape.  Desert dwellers know better than to rely on rain, irrigation has to be provided for our landscapes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here for more information!