Events and Activities
Warm up with a Hike!
Get the blood flowing on these chilly mornings by starting out your day with a hike at Placer Land Trust's beautiful Harvego Bear River Preserve
Have you heard that spending time outdoors is a great way to deepen relationships? Bring your Valentine, or friends and family, along to test the theory yourself. Don't put it off, sign up now!
Date: February 15, 2015, 9am
Place: Harvego Bear River Preserve
Carson Valley Trails Association
This leisurely, historical snowshoe trek will be enjoyed by the entire family. While on the trail, you’ll meet John “Snowshoe” Thompson, the legendary “Mailman of the Sierra”. For nearly 20 years during the Gold and Silver Rushes of the mid-1800s, Snowshoe was the only winter link back and forth between Mormon Station (Genoa) and Hangtown (Placerville, CA). Snowshoe will amaze you with his stories and exploits from carrying the U.S. Mail on homemade skis through wintery blizzards and 90 miles of wilderness each way.
Participants must provide their own snowshoes and equipment appropriate for traveling over snow. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring water. Hot chocolate will be provided after the trek. This event will take place with or without snow.
Date: February 22, 2-4 pm
Place: Fay-Luther Trailhead
Reclaiming the Sierra 2015
The Sierra Fund’s bi-annual conference, hosted at the heart of the glitter and devastation of what was California’s original Gold Rush, is the state’s primary venue for collaboration and action around addressing the ongoing effects of historic mining.
Date: April 20-21, 2015
Place: California State University
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Tahoe RCD is Hiring!
Lake Tahoe Watercraft Inspection Program: Submit applications to [email protected] by Friday March 20th.
• Watercraft Inspectors
• Outreach Specialist
• Service Technician
• Public Information Specialist
California Tahoe Conservancy/Tahoe RCD Field Crews: Submit applications to [email protected] by Friday March 6th.
• Restoration Crew Leader and Assistant Crew Leader
• Restoration Crew
• Land Management/Forestry Crew Leader and Assistant Crew Leader
• Land Management/Forestry Crew
Download the PDF Application here.
Tahoe Institute for Natural Resources is Hiring an Outreach Manager!
To expand our reach and move the organization forward, we are developing a new, full-time staff position to manage TINS' outreach, citizen science, and volunteer programs. As this is a new position for TINS, the exact role and duties of the Outreach Manager will be developed based on the strengths and interests of the applicant and the needs of the Co-Executive Directors and TINS itself.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to [email protected]
Closing Date: 5 PM on Friday, February 27. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Bureau of Reclamation Releases Funding Opportunity for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies
Funding Applications are due on March 3, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
The Bureau of Reclamation is providing a funding opportunity for communities in the West which may be seeking new sources of water supplies using water recycling and reuse technologies. Funding made available will assist communities in determining whether water recycling and reuse projects are feasible. This funding opportunity is part of the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART initiative, which focuses on improving water conservation, sustainability and helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use.