Educational Projects Geared Toward Environmental Protection
Project YEE-HAW: (Youth Ecological Education Helping Animals and Wildlife)
These past few years have been catastrophic fire years for our local habitat areas. This in turn has negatively impacted our local wildlife and has left a visual scar as a reminder. NNSCI launched Project YEE-HAW in 2017 to involve our community and our youth to help in reseeding efforts and education of youth about wildfire danger and the importance of wildlife habitat. By having individuals and local businesses helping fund this project and partnering with local agencies, we are achieving beneficial results to help our entire ecosystem and give our community a visual example of not only how we can protect, but also how we can improve our environment for all to enjoy.
In 2017, we partnered with NDOW and the Nevada Land Trust to purchase seed and put boots on the ground in a successful effort to reseed 140 acres in Washoe County, Nevada. We give a special thank you to NDOW, Nevada Land Trust, Sparks Rotary and the University of Nevada Cast and Blast Club for volunteering to help with these seeding efforts!
Two of the biggest wins for this program are showing the public who hunters are and how they impact their communities. We celebrate that hunters come from a variety of backgrounds and work in a variety of industries. By disrupting the stereotype, we create awareness. We also have started to showcase not only what we do for wildlife and habitat, but how we improve open spaces for our communities as well.
If you would like to make a donation please visit our “Sponsors & Sponsorship Opportunities” page or to book the Mobile Education Center to be at an event or your school, please contact Mike Aiazzi at [email protected] or our executive board at [email protected]