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May 26, 2021


Sustainability. Quality of Life.

Stewardship. Public Benefit.

On Tuesday 5/25, the Eastern Sierra Dispersed Camping Collaborative held a Town Hall meeting to discuss the current efforts to educate campers in hopes of eliminating trash, waste and illegal fires. Learn how to "Camp Like a Pro" and use the interactive camping map HERE. You can also visit MLRs Adopt-A-Dumpster page to learn more about temporary infrastructure needs in the Eastern Sierra and how you can help sponsor a trash dumpster or porta-potty for the season.
It's National Safe Boating Week! U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in 4 out of 5 recreational boating fatalities in 2019, and that 86% of those who drowned were not
wearing life jackets. Learn how to be prepared and stay safe:
Safe Boating Campaign
With neither the available land nor funds to expand the existing trailhead parking lot, King County Parks & Recreation & the Community Connections program launched Trailhead Direct as a pilot project that ran transit vans from two park & rides to trailheads. Trailhead Direct is what outdoor recreation groups and transit planners alike believe will be increasingly necessary in years to come: an alternative to driving for people who want to spend time in nature.

Summer of Trail Days

Trail Days are back for Summer 2021!
Please join the Mammoth Lakes Trail System trail crew and hosts to help with new trail construction, maintenance and stewardship activities by signing up online for a volunteer shift.
The 2021 Summer of Trail Days kicks-off on National Trails Day, Saturday June 5th. Open shifts are available Wednesday's and weekends all summer long! Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please dress for trail work: sturdy, close-toed shoes, long pants, long-sleeve shirts and gloves. All tools and safety information will be provided.

Climate Change Forces Choices

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For more than a century, the core mission of the National Park Service has been preserving the natural heritage of the United States. But now, as the planet warms, transforming ecosystems, the agency is conceding that its traditional goal of absolute conservation is no longer viable in many cases.

Recreating in Restoration Areas

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has issued new recommendations for recreating in areas recovering from devastation. When wildfires impact parks and protected areas, recreational opportunities are often also impacted. As these areas start to recover and restoration begins, recreational use may follow. As areas affected by wildfire undergo natural or land management agency-led restoration efforts, it is critical to think about how to safely enjoy these lands while they are regenerating. Click below for the recommendations that can help protect you and the land in areas that have experienced catastrophic wildfire or other stressors such as climate change, bark beetle infestation, invasive species, or record droughts.
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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




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

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

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

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

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

06/01 - TOML Recreation Commission Meeting

06/01 - SNARL: Exploring an Unknown World: Under-Ice Observations of Sierra Nevada Lakes in Winter

06/01 - 06/02 - Outdoor Recreation Roundtable: Partners Outdoors

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

06/05 - 06/13: National Fishing and Boating Week

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

06/19 - Fly Fishing Film Tour @ the Drive-In

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

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

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

#Recreate Responsibly: Wildfire Edition

Los Angeles Times: Editorial: Why is Kevin de Leon Trying to Stall a Climate- and Transit Friendly Project in Eagle Rock?

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

HistoriCorps: DeChambeau Ranch

Town of Mammoth Lakes: Recreation Positions
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