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MLR AWARDED $79K GRANT TO ENHANCE BUCKEYE HOT SPRINGS

MLR AWARDED $79K GRANT TO ENHANCE BUCKEYE HOT SPRINGS

Project to Include Toilet, Signage, Erosion Control, and Access Trail

Mammoth Lakes, CA (June 23, 2020) – Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) has announced that it has been awarded $79,275 from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for its “Buckeye Hot Springs Recreation Enhancement and Watershed Restoration Project.”

Buckeye Hot Springs is a popular Geothermal hot spring in Bridgeport, CA. The site is easily accessed from Highway 395. Continued increases in traffic and visitation to the site have led to significant degradation to the springs and surrounding area. This project will work to reduce and mitigate these impacts by removing the existing social trails and designing and constructing a single sustainable trail in and out of the area. MLR will also administer the instillation of a vault toilet.  MLR will also be working with project partners to implement erosion-control measures and the addition of interpretive signage and displays. These enhancements will result in a more sustainable recreation experience that benefits the natural environment and tourist-based economy of Bridgeport and the Eastern Sierra.

The SNC Vibrant Recreation and Tourism grant with provide $79,275 to Mammoth Lakes Recreation to administer the project in partnership with Mono County and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The proposed project has recieved  the support of the Bridgeport Indian Colony, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Bridgeport Regional Planning Advisory Committee. Pending completion of appropriate and legally required environmental studies and consultations, and acceptance of a formal agreement between SNC and cooperators, construction is anticipated to commence in the Summer of 2020, and to completed by Spring of 2021.

About Mammoth Lakes Recreation

Formed in 2014, Mammoth Lakes Recreation’s mission is to deliver cutting edge sustainable recreation, mobility, and arts & culture opportunities and infrastructure for the benefit of the community and natural environment of Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding community. For more information, go to www.mammothlakesrecreation.org.

2020-06-23T18:55:07+00:00 June 23rd, 2020|Blog|