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NEWS FROM THE

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May 19, 2021

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Sustainability. Quality of Life.

Stewardship. Public Benefit.

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PUBLIC TRANSIT
The Town of Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) have been working together to provide consistent public transit service to the Old Mammoth neighborhood. The Town is currently proposing to develop a bus turnaround at the intersection of Old Mammoth Road and Woodmen Street. Provide input & engage:
Planning Survey
5/20 Onsite Open House
6/9 PEDC Meeting
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TRASH
Another friendly reminder to please dispose of trash properly. Here is a short video shot in Rock Creek Lake showing hundreds of aluminum cans littering the lake bed.
To the north, divers recently removed 200-lbs of trash from Lake Tahoe in one day. The group plans to continue the efforts across the entire 72-mile shoreline in what could be the largest trash cleanup in the lake's history.
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TRAFFIC STUDY
The Yosemite Valley Circulation Pilot will test how well potential changes to roads and intersections relieve traffic congestion in Yosemite Valley. For the past several years, the NPS has been working with the FHA to collect traffic data and use a computer model to figure out the best way to reduce traffic congestion in Yosemite Valley. These outcomes will be put in place and tested until at least August.
NATIONAL PARKS

New River Gorge Met With Mixed Reviews

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In February, we shared the news of America's 63rd National Park being designated. The New River Gorge in West Virginia offers stunning views, rock climbing and rafting but some worry it is unprepared for an influx of visitors. This natural playground was something of a loosely kept secret for many years. But now, the secret is fully out.

Locals are worried the area is not ready for the national spotlight. They say there simply aren’t enough amenities in the park or its surrounding communities to support the flood of visitors that will come, and the park does not have the money to fix these problems.
MOUNTAIN BIKING

Saving "The Jumps"

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Over the last year, with schools shut down and stay at home orders in place, a group of mountain bikers focused their energy into building "The Jumps". A hidden slope in the Berkeley Hills became a mountain bike park to learn skills, exercise and hang out with friends.
Recently, they arrived at the site to find notices from the city of Berkeley that the jumps would be removed within a week. Since then, the notice has temporarily been postponed while elected officials and community members try to work out a solution that allows the jumps to stay and the kids to stay safe.
COMMUNITY

Get Your Fish On!

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MLR is excited to bring back the Fly Fishing Film Tour. We all missed out last year, but it's back! Join us on June 19 at the Bishop Drive-In for an evening of fun, family and fish!! Come early to enjoy food and drinks from local vendors and reconnect with your neighbors.
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Shady Rest Inyo Craters Trail Planning Survey

Scan the QR Code or CLICK HERE to participate!
SRIC Survey QR

Next Community Meeting: June 17, 2021

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CALENDAR

CATCH UP

04/14 - New E-Bike Accessible Trails at Tahoe National Forest

Owens Valley Indian Water Commission - PAYA: The Water Story of the Paiute

05/13 - California Natural Resources Agency: Secretary Crowfoot State Budget Update
UPCOMING

05/17 - 05/19 - California Outdoor Recreation Partnership Virtual Summit

05/17 - 06/13 - REI: Hikes for Health Challenge

05/19 - Public Policy Institute of California: Preparing for the Next Wildfire Season

05/20 - American Trails: Using Signage to Turn Your Trail Into a Destination

05/21 - 05/22 - Town of Mammoth Lakes: Defensible Space & Community Clean-Up

05/24 - 05/28 - Society for Wilderness Stewardship: National Wilderness Skills Institute

05/24: May 2021 Drought Update & Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest

05/25 - SNARL: The Uncomfortable Reality of the Effects of Predators on Endangered Species Recovery

05/26 - CRNA/OPR: 2021 State Adaptation Strategy Update Kick-Off Webinar

05/26 - Mammoth Lakes Recreation Board Meeting

05/27 - Eastern Sierra Climate & Communities Resilience Project Meeting

06/02 - CRNA/OPR: 2021 State Adaptation Strategy Regional Workshop: Northern Sierra Nevada

06/03 -CRNA/OPR: 2021 State Adaptation Strategy Regional Workshop: Southern Sierra Nevada

06/05 - National Trails Day

06/08 - CNRA 30x30 Workshop: Expanding Climate Action Through Nature-Based Solutions

06/10 - Mammoth Trails Committee Meeting

06/11 - Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Meeting

06/15 - CNRA 30x30 Workshop: Using Nature-Based Solutions to Advance Equity

06/17 - Mammoth Trails Community Meeting: Shady Rest Inyo Craters Trail Planning

06/21 - Mono Arts Council: Create Eastern Sierra Summer Arts Institute

06/21 - 06/27 - Crested Butte, CO: Junior Bike Week
ONGOING

Volunteer Eastern Sierra Community Event Calendar

Mono Arts Council Summer Camps and Events

wok N nature: Forest Bathing Walk

Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserves: Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab (SNARL) Spring Seminar Series

Eastern Sierra Climate & Communities Resilience Project

CALREC Vision - A Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration to Advance Sustainable Outdoor Recreation in California

TOML Parks & Recreation Facilities Updates

Mono County Libraries Maker Space
NEWS

American Trails: Why Trails?

Plumas News: Trails and the City - A Look at What's Coming

California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Presents $100 Billion California Comeback Plan

CA Office of Planning and Research: Governor Newson Proposes $750 Million to Build Economic Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

National Endowment for the Arts: New Report Released on the Economic Impact of the Arts and Cultural Sector

National Endowment for the Arts: New Report Examines the Role of Arts and Culture in Fostering Social Cohesion and Community Well-Being

Yosemite Mariposa County: Nature Rules

New York Times: How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born?

Atlanta Magazine: The Importance of Nature in the Time of Coronavirus

Bloomberg Green: Up to 20% of Groundwater Wells are in Danger of Running Dry
EMPLOYMENT

HistoriCorps: DeChambeau Ranch

Town of Mammoth Lakes: Recreation Positions

Friends of the Inyo: Communications Director

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: Project Coordinator / Grant Admin

Trout Unlimited: California Operations and Grants Manager

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