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Friends of Red Rock Canyon — Committees

Members interested in volunteer activities may join one of the Friends Committees or perform other services for the Canyon such as trail monitoring, trail maintenance and construction, trash pick-up, tortoise habitat care and monitoring, member recruiting, special events and projects, leading or assisting with hikes or Information Desk duty.

Please contact the appropriate committee chair via email or contact the Friends staff via telephone if you are interested in becoming involved at Red Rock Canyon.

All Friends members receive a 25% discount on purchases in the Southern Nevada Conservancy Elements Gift and Book Store.

Canyon Cleanup 
Coordinates and schedules regular trash clean up sessions at parking lots, picnic areas, trail heads and boardwalks in the core area of Red Rock Canyon.


Pat Williams –
Create and send monthly and/or as needed electronic mail updates to members. Maintain, post and monitor the Friends of Red Rock Canyon social media sites. Issue press releases for events or programs as needed or requested.

Cultural Resources

Conducts archeological surveys of Red Rock Canyon and extended areas to monitor and photo-document sites, rock art and artifacts; emplace protective barriers when necessary (working with Natural Resources and BLM) or repair existing barriers.

Graffiti Removal
Coordinates and schedules graffiti removal work days. Works closely with the BLM volunteer coordinator and archeologist.


Susan Gonzalez –
Coordinates refreshments and meeting location for three quarterly meetings, the annual awards banquet as well as special events. Schedules dates for quarterly meetings and obtains bids for the annual awards presentation in January of each year.

License Plate

Greg Darrow-
Track license plate sales and provide timely updates to the board of directors on sales and revenue. Create and implement promotional campaigns to increase sales.

Light Trail Maintenance
Coordinates and schedules regular bi monthly grooming and light maintenance on Red Rock Canyon trails.


Pat Williams –
Coordination, writing and editing of the quarterly magazine, the Rock, including researching and solicitation of articles, announcements and schedules, desktop publishing and graphics, and printing and processing for mailing.

Marketing & Outreach

Terri Janison –
Promote Friends messaging via community and corporate outreach. Liaise with media and other outlets to increase participation in Red Rock events.

Member Services

Susan Gonzalez –
Maintain member computer database, renewal notification, membership cards and brochures, membership acquisition drives and coordinate volunteer awards programs.

Natural Resources

Wyatt Mulvey –
Participation in outdoor projects for resource enhancement and protection including trail maintenance and cleaning, repair and signing, removal of non-indigenous species and habitat rehabilitation. Works closely with BLM personnel both at RRCNCA and District to preserve and protect Red Rock Canyon.

Photo Contest

Vacant –
Coordinates the annual Friends of Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest and photo display at the Visitor Center.


Patricia Potter –
Recruits volunteers to fill open committee chair or board positions.

Special Events

Terri Janison –
Assist with coordination and event logistics for community events such as Red Rock Day, National Public Lands Day and Make a Difference Day. Will work closely with the board of directors and the BLM project coordinator.

Tortoise Habitat Coordinators

Rebecca Dukes –

Training and schedule coordination of habitat workers. Maintains records of 9 Desert Tortoises as well as coordinating routine maintenance in the habitat. Works in cooperation with the Master Gardeners.


Susan Gonzalez –
Managing the school bus grant program for Title One schools in Clark County. This program provides funds for eligible schools to participate in Red Rock Canyon environmental education classes and field trips to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.


Susan Gonzalez –
Coordinates all aspects of the Walkway, including order acceptance, proofing, determining text suitability, coordinating work with vendor and notifying donors when work is complete.

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