Events and Activities
Merced River Hike with Sierra Nevada Alliance!
Join the Alliance staff and Board for a hike along the Merced River near Mariposa this Sunday morning to connect with us and learn more about what we’re working on.
Date: May 21, 2017
Location: Merced River, Mariposa County CA
If you are interested in joining, please contact our Executive Director, Jenny Hatch.
2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Truckee
Please join us as we host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in downtown Truckee, California! Our Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour combines award winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism, inspiring all to take further action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world. Our 2017 Film Festival benefits the Sierra Nevada Alliance & our Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership, as well as Sierra Watch and their program to Keep Squaw True.
Date: Saturday, June 17
Location: CA 89 Boutique's backyard in Historic Downtown Truckee
Details: Doors open at 6:30pm, band at 7pm, films start at 9pm. Dress accordingly and bring a blanket!
Please visit our website for more info, and please click here to purchase tickets!
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!
Dairy and Livestock Greenhouse Gas Reduction Working Group Meeting
The California Air Resources Board, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Energy Commission (CEC), announces the first meeting of the Dairy and Livestock Greenhouse Gas Reduction Working Group (Working Group). The formation of the Working Group is called for by legislation passed in 2016, Senate Bill 1383 (Lara), which requires the State to develop and approve a plan to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). Methane from dairy manure and enteric fermentation make up the largest portion of California agriculture’s 8% total greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: May 23, 2017, 10am - 2pm
Location: CDFA’s Main Auditorium, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA.
For more info on the meeting and on The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy, click here!
Tomato High Altitude Growing Workshop: TERC and Tahoe Master Gardeners!
Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners and UC Davis TERC present the final session of their High Altitude Growing Workshops - A "grow your own" tomatoes event! Participants will Receive free starter plants and take part in a high altitude gardening study. A suggested $5 donation is appreciated.
Date: May 22, 5:30pm
Location: The Tahoe City Demonstration Garden, 2400 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City
For more info, 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.
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.
Eastern Sierra Trail Ambassador: Friends of the Inyo
Friends of the Inyo is seeking Trail Ambassadors to provide specialized outreach and human connections to the public, while providing essential trail maintenance on popular Eastern Sierra trails including the Mammoth Lakes Basin, Rock Creek, and Bishop Creek.
For more info and full job descriptions, 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!
Request for Bids: Truckee Meadows, with the TRWC!
The Truckee River Watershed Council is seeking bids to restore wet meadow on Brockway Road in Truckee. Project elements include converting drainage ditches and pavement back to wetlands. There will be a mandatory pre-bid tour May 15th at 10:00am.
For more info, click here!
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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 by Friday, June 9th at 5pm
To read the draft report in full, please click here!