Events and Activities
Pollinator Garden Tour with ESLT!
Local gardeners have been creating beautiful, blooming spaces to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. On June 3, they'll open their garden gates to the community during Eastern Sierra Land Trust's free, self-guided Pollinator Garden Tour. Each of the nine stops on the tour will provide fun activities, and ESLT will start the day with a free yoga class at 9am, open to all participants.
Date: June 3, 2017
Location: Nine locations throughout Bishop and Chalfant, CA
To sign up and receive a Garden Tour map, please email Indigo Johnson, ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps member, or call Indigo at (760) 873-4554. And please click here for more info!
Wild for the Yuba with SYRCL!
Please join the South Yuba River Citizens League their annual auction fundraiser supporting the Yuba River! The event will feature music from The Earles of Newtown, a BBQ picnic from Smiley Guys Smokehouse, craft beer and wine for sale, and an exciting selection of fabulous auction items donated by local businesses, artists, and others in support of the Yuba. Enjoy a festive kickoff to summer under the stars while helping to protect and restore our beloved Yuba Watershed.
Date: June 4, 2017
Location: The North Star House, Grass Valley, CA
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here!
LGC: 8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum
The Local Government Commission (LGC), in partnership with the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, is hosting the 8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum in Fresno from June 14th to June 15th, with pre-forum activities taking place June 13th. This forum is offered at no-cost to California local governments and features updates from key state agencies, highlights innovative local energy and sustainability projects, offers capacity-building trainings, and provides multiple networking opportunities.
Date: June 14th – 15th, 2017
Location: Fresno, CA
For more information, click here!
Cycle The Sierra: 2017 Registration Open
Cycle the Sierra is an annual cycling event that takes place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. This fully supported, five-day journey takes riders on a 300-mile loop through breathtaking country, beneath granite peaks, through evergreen forests and to alpine hot springs.
Date: Fri. June 16 - Tues. June 20, 2017
Location: Northern California
Please click here for more info.
Angora Fire 10th Anniversary: LVFD
The Lake Valley Fire Protection District, in conjunction with Meyers area fire agencies, are developing the plans for an Angora Fire 10th Anniversary commemoration to celebrate our resilient community. Activities will include entertainment, food, photo opportunities, and fire-related competitions!
Date: June 25, 2017 - 10am to 3pm
Location: Tahoe Paradise Park, 1011 E San Bernadino Ave, Meyers
If your agency is interested in participating in this event, please email Leona Allen by June 4th, or call Kileigh Labrado at 530-577-3737.
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
California Conservation Corps: Watershed Stewards Program Seeking Applicants
The California Conservation Corps' Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is currently recruiting Members to serve in a 10.5 month AmeriCorps program. WSP offers exceptional training and hands-on experience for individuals interested in natural resources and watershed protection. I have attached position descriptions for the Member and Team Leader position for our 24th program year.
Applications are due June 30th, 2017 at 5pm PST
Please visit the program website to learn more.
Natural Resource Education Internship
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Natural Resource Education and Recreation Intern. The intern will support the organization’s natural resources educational work and youth outreach programming.
Applications are due Monday June 19th, 2017
For more info and a full job description, click here.
Film Submissions Are Open For 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Fest
At SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival, environmental and adventure films are highlighted which illustrate the earth's beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.
Open submissions run from May 15 through September 24, 2017.
For more information and submission deadlines, please click here!
Win Jack Johnson Concert Tickets!
The Sugarpine Foundation is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2017 Summer Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. SPF is raffling off two tickets, for one lucky winner, to Jack Johnson's July 29th concert at Harvey's Outdoor Arena in Lake Tahoe. To enter, simply make a donation to The Sugar Pine Foundation, include your contact email and the message "Win Jack Johnson Tickets " in the "add special instructions" field. As a bonus, Jack Johnson's All at Once partnership will match the first $2,500 in donations from now until September 1, 2017.
Click here to donate to the Sugar Pine Foundation and enter the contest!
DroughtView Webtool: University of Arizona
The University of Arizona has published a useful drought-related analytical web tool, including time lapse, base layer, and reported impact features.
Click here to review the tool!
Request for Proposal: Truckee River Weeds Removal, with the TRWC!
The Truckee River Watershed Council is seeking bids on a project to control or eliminate non-native invasive plants. These species impact native biodiversity, fire frequency and intensity, water quality, and recreation.
For more info, click here!
Salesforce CRM + Starter Pack - Free for NPOs!
Through the 1% nonprofit product program, the Salesforce.com Foundation helps nonprofits devote more time to their social missions and less time to creating and maintaining a technology infrastructure. By providing eligible nonprofits with 10 donated licenses of Salesforce CRM Enterprise Edition as well as an 80 percent discount on additional licenses, salesforce.com is revolutionizing the ability of nonprofits to achieve their social missions.
For more info, click here!
DRAFT REPORT: Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update to California’s Climate Adaptation Strategy
The California Natural Resources Agency, along with participating collaborative organizations, has released a draft report updating California's Climate Adaptation Strategy in 2017. Please read it in full with the link below. Julia Kim and the ARCCA are preparing a loaded comment letter to critique this draft, and would appreciate any and all acknowledgements, key recommendations, and chapter comments.
Please email Julia Kim with acknowledgements, key recommendations, and chapter comments with regards to the following deadlines:
• 6/9 - Submit individual chapter comments
• 6/16 - Draft comment letter out for review to ARCCA Executive Committee and those who submitted comments
• 6/21 - Submit additional comments and suggestions for improvement
• 6/23 - Submitting final letter
To read the draft report in full, please click here!