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Winter Family Nature Days at Galena Creek

Galena CreekBirds are amazing, beautiful creatures. Their elegant plumage, lovely song, and graceful flight make them welcome in nearly any garden. The first of the Winter Family Nature Days series at Galena Creek Visitor Center will look at some of the astounding adaptations and behaviors of birds and ways to help local bird populations.

 

Bring the whole family to Galena Creek Visitor Center to help us kick off the first event in our Winter Family Nature Days series! A staff naturalist will be discussing some of the fascinating abilities of birds and how to boost birds in your backyard. After the talk, visitor center staff will guide you as you create your own pine cone bird feeder, and be available to answer questions on bird adaptations, behavior and local species. While you’re here, you may also want to take in our new exhibits, do a bit of shopping at our gift store, or go for a quick snow stroll on our nature trail.

 

This event is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Supplies for bird feeders will be provided. For more information, please call (775) 849-4948 or email visitorcenter@thegreatbasininstitute.org.

-Stefanie Givens

The Galena Creek Visitor Center is managed by Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. Great Basin Institute operates the Visitor Center, provides volunteers and staff, and offers educational programming for visitors of all ages. The mission of the GCVC is to encourage understanding, appreciation and appropriate use of the natural, cultural and historical resources of the Galena Canyon Area and the Mount Rose Scenic Byway.  To learn more about the Visitor Center, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and more, please call the number below or visit our website at www.thegreatbasininstitute.org. Beginning October 15th, through April 30th, the Galena Creek Visitor Center is open Friday – Sunday from 9am – 4pm.  (775) 849-4948.

Video: Get geared up for the Galena Fest mountain bike race in South Reno

Galena Fest 2009 is bringing competitive mountain biking to the hills of Reno Tahoe on Sept. 27, taking advantage of one of the region’s best-kept secrets – the Galena Creek Regional Park – and giving enthusiast’s another reason to visit the region.

The race takes place 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with tons of events for mountain bikers of every age and skill level, and plenty of fun for spectators. Read More


Mountain bike race coming to Reno

gf-logoCycling enthusiasts have a new event in Reno. Galena Fest 2009 is bringing competitive mountain biking to the hills above South Reno, taking advantage of one of the region’s best-kept secrets – the Galena Creek Regional Park – and giving racers another reason to visit the region.

The race takes place Sept. 27, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with tons of events for mountain bikers of every age and skill level, including: The Bloody Rose Mountain Bike Climb to Relay Peak; The Thorn Mountain Bike Climb to The Wall at Sky Tavern; Kids’ Mountain Bike Race through Galena Creek Regional Park, and Big Fish Contest at Marilyn Pond.

The event will raise funds to keep Galena Creek Regional Park accessible and safe and re-establish outdoor programs at the Park.

For more information, or to register for this great event go online to www.renogalenafest.com.

From the Galena Fest 2009 blog:

Mountain Bike Climbs, Bike Races for Kids, The Big Fish Contest for Kids and Outdoor Activities Offered During Inaugural Event to Benefit Galena Creek Regional Park

Save the Date: the inaugural Galena Fest 2009 will take place Sunday, September 27, 2009, at Galena Creek Regional Park, Reno, NV; activities get underway at 8 am and includecompetitive mountain bike races for all ages, The Big Fish Contest for 4-11 year olds, and outdoor activities and fun for all ages. The festival will get underway around 11 AM and will feature live music, BBQ and food, a beer/beverage terrace and competition awards.

What’s sure to be the most talked about and anticipated element of Galena Fest, The Bloody Rose, a grueling, competitive climb starting at the Park and climbing more than 4700’ of vertical over 11 miles, will conclude at the top of Relay Peak, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The overall men’s and women’s finisher will take home a season pass to Mt. Rose Ski. The Bloody Rose starts at 9 AM. The Thorn, a shorter 5 mi. climb from the Park to The Wall at Sky Tavern, will challenge even the toughest. Category winners will enjoy lift tickets at Mt. Rose Ski. Start time is 9:30 AM. Both races are open to ages 14 and over. Early registrants will be timed and will compete for the prizes.

Kids races for those ages 5-13 will feature courses through the Park; helmets required and winners will enjoy hoodies donated by Mt. Rose Ski. Start times vary and begin at 10:30 AM. Registration is required.

Fishing buddies ages 4-11 can enter The Big Fish Contest at Marilyn’s Pond. Registration begins at 10 AM and the Contest runs 11 AM – 1 PM. Cabela’s has donated Rod & Reel sets for contest winners. Donations appreciated.

Outdoor activities abound for all: castle creations at the volleyball pit, apple art at Bear Mat picnic area, and a festival with live music, food vendors and beer/beverage terrace will take place at Eagle Meadow. The Festival is free and open to the public; proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will benefit the Park.

Online registration and more details: www.RenoGalenaFest.com

Additional information and media at renogalenafest@gmail.com or 775-253-4560.

Directions: Galena Creek Regional Park – NORTH Entrance: 18350 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV 89511.

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