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June 16, 2021

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Sustainability. Quality of Life.

Stewardship. Public Benefit.

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Sustainability. Quality of Life.

Stewardship. Public Benefit.

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SMOKE
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a new app that shows Californians when and where prescribed fires are being planned so they can prepare for potential smoke impacts.
The California Smoke Spotter app provides the latest information on prescribed fires, smoke impacts and air quality. CARB will update the California Smoke Spotter app as new data and technology become available, including information and smoke forecasts for wildfires.
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YOSEMITE
Yosemite National Park is proposing a fee increase for overnight camping to enable the park to keep up with the rising costs of campground operations. Increased revenue will allow the Park to maintain facilities, enhance visitor services, and provide for better resource protection. These increases are consistent with other campgrounds within the greater Sierra Nevada region. Public comments are accepted via email [email protected] through July 10.
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PLANNING
At the end of 2020, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) surveyed over 300 city and county governments to understand the needs and actions of jurisdictions during this unprecedented time.
The report includes information about the impacts of COVID-19 on city and county planning, local agencies’ capacity to address key planning topics, actions taken to address challenges, and
opportunities to build resilience moving forward.
STEWARDSHIP

Grant Lake Gets Much Needed Clean-Up

One of the largest lakes in the June Lake Loop, Grant Lake Reservoir is popular with visitors for a variety of recreational activities & the impressive views of the Eastern Sierra. Amid the pandemic, Grant Lake Reservoir drew record numbers of people, some of whom left trash, human waste, and other debris. LADWP crews & local volunteers affiliated with Mono County and USFS joined forces to make the surrounding areas clean and safe for everyone.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE

Reds Meadow Update

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From the U.S. Forest Service, Inyo National Forest: "Reds Meadow Road will be opening this Thursday, June 17, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and recreation sites, trailheads and campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley.

The Reds Meadow Shuttle Service, provided by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, begins service on July 2. After the Reds Meadow Road opens on June 17, but before the shuttle starts running on July 2, expect parking to be very limited in the area. We recommend you carpool and arrive early.

On July 2, all regular rules and fees will be put in place, including mandatory use of the shuttle bus. Information on fees, the mandatory shuttle bus and exception vehicles can be obtained on the Inyo National Forest website at https://go.usa.gov/x6RJG. For details on the schedule and fares for Reds Meadow Shuttle, please visitwww.estransit.com/routes-schedule/seasonal/reds-meadow-shuttle.

The Devils Postpile Ranger Station and Campground, operated by the National Park Service, will not be open this season.

Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadow, Pumice Flat, Minaret Falls and Upper Soda Springs Campgrounds will be open on a first come-first served basis at 11:00 a.m. on June 18. Campsite availability will be tracked by staff at the Minaret Vista Ranger Station and campers will be informed of availability upon arrival at the Station. Agnew Meadows Group Camp and Agnew Horse Camp will open on July 9 and can be reserved at www.recreation.gov."
SUSTAINABLE RECREATION

Events This Week

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Support sustainable recreation and the Tangle Free Waters program while enjoying an evening under the stars with the Fly Fishing Film Tour! This year we have teamed up with Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop to show the films at the Drive-In!! What better way to enjoy a Saturday evening than with friends, family and fish! Throw in some cold drinks and tall tales and we’ve got ourselves a party! Every person gets a FREE raffle ticket and we’ve got tons of prizes from Kuhl Clothing, Simms, Costa, Yeti and more!! Bring your chairs, kick back, relax and enjoy these great films! For more information, tickets and some great teaser films, head to MammothLakesRecreation.org/F3T.
With grant funding from the California State OHV program, The Town of Mammoth Lakes is partnering with Inyo NF, Mono County, Mammoth Lakes Recreation, and others to develop a trails plan to optimize and improve the existing condition of the trail system between Mammoth Lakes and June Lake in the Shady Rest/Inyo Craters sub-region. Together, community members, land managers and local government agencies will create a Trails Plan with a vision to enhance sustainable recreation opportunities on public lands and contribute to shared stewardship and on-going maintenance.
The meeting will be IN-PERSON @ Shady Rest Park in Mammoth Lakes
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5:00pm
For more information please visit the project planning page:
MammothLakesRecreation.org/SRIC
or email
Trails Manager Joel Rathje
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ON THE

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CATCH UP

5/25 - Eastern Sierra Dispersed Camping Collaborative: Town Hall Meeting (English)

5/25 - Eastern Sierra Dispersed Camping Collaborative: Town Hall Meeting (Spanish)

5/28 - KMMT Radio Interview: Mammoth Lakes Trail System - Summer of Trail Days
UPCOMING

06/14 - 06/25 - City Parks Alliance: Summer Series 2021

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

06/17 - American Trails: Introduction to Trail Design and Development

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

06/19 - Rush Creek and June Lake Loop Clean-Up

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

06/21 - 06/23 - Friends of the Inyo: Volunteer Backcountry Stewardship - Week Eagle Creek

06/26 - Friends of the Inyo: June Lake Trails Day

05/28 - 09/06 - MLR Photo Fishing Derby

07/14 - TOML Planning & Economic Development Commission: Woodman Turnaround Proposal
ONGOING

"Camp Like A PRO" Information & Interactive Camping Map

Summer of Trail Days - Volunteer with the Mammoth Lakes Trail System

Volunteer Eastern Sierra Community Event Calendar

Old Mammoth Road Bus Turn-Around / Transit Survey

Mono Arts Council Summer Camps and Events

wok N nature: Forest Bathing Walk

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

#PlanLikeAParkRanger
NEWS

Headwaters Economics: Measuring Trail Benefits: Property Value

National Recreation and Park Association: The Impact of Trails and Greenways on Property Values

#Recreate Responsibly: Wildfire Edition
EMPLOYMENT

CA Climate Action Corps: AmeriCorps Fellow

Town of Mammoth Lakes: Recreation Positions
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