Events and Activities
Plastic Free July: Join the Challenge!
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic, and challenges people to do something about it. Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July, joining over a million people globally from 130 countries.
Please click here to join the challenge!
Open House at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care
Once a year, the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care facility opens its door to the public, inviting the Sierra Nevada community to explore where wild birds and wild animals have been rehabilitated for the non-profit's 40 years!
Date: July 30th, 10am to 4pm
Location: Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Meyers
Please click here for more info.
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife: Upper Butte Basin Volunteer Cleanup Day
Please join the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area for a cleanup and hunting blind maintenance day! The wildlife area consists of Little Dry Creek and Llano Seco in Butte County and Howard Slough in Glenn County. Activities this year will include cleaning and improving hunting blinds and installing and painting area signage.
Date: Aug 5th, 7am - noon
Location: UBBWA headquarters, Howard Slough Wildlife Area, Butte City
Details: Volunteers should bring gloves, work boots and sunscreen. Water and insect repellent will be provided, as will a barbecue lunch hosted by the California Waterfowl Association.
For more details and to register, click here!
Weed Walk: Tahoe Donner
Are noxious weeds invading your neighborhood? Find out by joining TRWC’s Weed Warriors and Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails for an educational Weed Walk in Tahoe Donner. You’ll learn how to identify, report, and treat noxious weeds as well as the issues facing the Truckee River watershed.
Date: August 5, 10 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Truckee, California
Call Matt Freitas (530)550-8760×6 for event details, questions, and to RSVP.
ARCCA User Needs Assessment Workshop Webinar
This workshop webinar will be used for the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to familiarize Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA) members and its affiliates with the State Adaptation Clearinghouse being developed according to the direction in SB 246, and to gather input on the development of the Clearinghouse.
Date: August 8th, 1-2pm
For more information about the event and to register, please click here.
Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Lands & Legacy Celebration
Come together with friends, family, and the conservation community to raise a glass in honor of Eastern Sierra lands and waters that are now protected forever! Eastern Sierra Land Trust's "Party of the Year" - their 9th annual Lands & Legacy Benefit Dinner - takes place Saturday, August 12. Plus, dinner attendees are invited to explore local conserved lands during guided tours on August 11 and 13.
Date: August 11-13, 2017
Location: North Tahoe Events Center, Kings Beach
Tickets sell out quickly; visit ESLT's website to learn more about this fun weekend and reserve your spot today!
California Climate Action Planning Conference
Cal Poly and the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research will hold the third California Climate Action Planning Conference (CCAPC), addressing climate issues with an emphasis toward action, including—the new CA Scoping Plan, pathways to deep de-carbonization, successful financing and implementation, community vulnerability assessment, state planning guidance, and climate justice.
Date: August 24 & 25, 2017
Location: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus
Please click here for more details and to review the agenda.
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Tahoe Resource Conservation District: District Manager
The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is seeking a District Manager for their South Lake Tahoe location, responsible for managing and directing the internal business operations.
Applications due: 8/9/2017
For more information, please click here!
SYRCL is hiring!
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and is seeking to hire several positions, including an Executive Director, a Finance Manager, an Educational Assembly Presenter, and three AmeriCorps members.
For more info, click here.
Associate Director Wanted - JMIE!
UC Davis's John Muir Institute for the Environment is seeking an Associate Director.
Apply by August 11th, 2017
For more info, please click here.
Request for Proposals: American Rivers
The American Rivers has released an RFP for their Faith Valley and Forestdale Meadow Restoration Project.
Proposals due: 8/4/17
Please click here to review the RFP.
Request for Proposals: TRWC
The Truckee River Watershed Council has released 2 RFPs; one for the Martis Wildlife Area Restoration Project and one seeking native seed collection services to support a long-term noxious weed treatments project. Please see the links below for more details.
Proposals due: 8/4/17 and 8/11/17, respectively
Please see the Martis Wildlife Area Restoration or the Seed Collector RFPs for more information!
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 raffling off two tickets to Jack Johnson's July 29th concert in Lake Tahoe, and his partnership is matching the first $2,500 in donations from now until September 1, 2017. To enter, simply make a donation to The Sugar Pine Foundation and write "Win Jack Johnson Tickets" in the "add special instructions" field.
Click here to donate to the Sugar Pine Foundation and enter the contest!
State of Cap-and-Trade Spending in the Sierra Nevada
A fact sheet from Sierra CAMP that highlights 2016 cap-and-trade funding distribution in the Sierra Nevada. 21 projects in the Sierra Nevada received a combined total of ~$19.8 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
For more info, click here!
Win a Trip to COP23 (Bonn, Germany) with ICLEI USA
As a follow up to the #WeAreStillIn campaign, ICLEI USA is preparing to take a delegation of U.S. local leaders joined by concerned citizens and members of the environmental justice communities.
For more info, click here!