Events and Activities
SYRCL is excited to be facilitating this conversation: Growing Green for the Yuba
A Best Management Practices Workshop on Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation
Join SYRCL & organic farming experts, Saturday, March 21, for Growing Green for the Yuba: A Best Management Practices Workshop on Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation. This workshop will discuss managing your garden while protecting the Yuba River. The event will be held at the Shady Creek Event Center, on the Ridge, from 9:30am-5:30pm. Tickets include lunch and are available for purchase at SYRCL, the BriarPatch Market and Mother Truckers—$20 pre-event, $30 at the door.
March 21, 2015
Place: Shady Creek Event Center, on the Ridge
Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour in South Lake Tahoe
10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour - South Lake Tahoe
Presented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee & Patagonia Lake Tahoe
The Sierra Nevada Alliance is excited to again host this inspiring event with the South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Committee and Patagonia Lake Tahoe for our 10th Annual Film Festival!
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival combines award winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism. Each year we choose powerful environmental and adventure films so that attendees are inspired to take further action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:00 - 10:00 pm, Doors open at 6:00
Place: MontBleu Showroom
, South Lake Tahoe, CA
NEW! Sierra Keepers receive two free VIP tickets!
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
Sierra Nevada Journeys Hiring a Campus Director
The Campus Director will provide leadership and direction for all programs and operations at the Campus, including robust Campus bookings. Regional travel and flexible scheduling are required. This position has an enormous impact on the effectiveness with which Sierra Nevada Journeys conveys its mission to its partners, customers and the community.
To Apply, send Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected]. Include Campus Director and “Your Last Name” in the subject line.
Truckee River Watershed Council is Hiring!
Love the Truckee River watershed? TRWC is currently looking for great candidates to work with them at the Truckee River Watershed Council for two of their programs.
As a Direct Contact Associate, you'll be promoting their River-Friendly Landscaping program by canvasing targeted neighborhoods and explaining the program directly to the property owners. You will also assist Conservation Assistants in recruiting homeowners at events such as Earth Day, Truckee Thursdays and other community wide events.
This part-time, independent contractor position runs from April through September, 2015. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 18, 2014. PLEASE NOTE: Interviews will be held the week of March 23rd.
Please contact Erin Casey, Director of Land Use Compatibility for the Truckee River Watershed Council at [email protected] or 1-530-550-8760, x7 if you have questions about these Direct Contact Associate positions.
Rose Foundation Grant Funds Available
Rose Foundation has several opportunities for organizations to apply for funding. Rose Foundation administers numerous environmental grants funds, including two separate grassroots-oriented funds in California; watershed-oriented funds in California, Washington and Oregon; and placed-based funds which generally operate on a county-specific level, as well as other specialized funds. Each fund generally has its own unique issue focus and/or geographic scope, and most funds have separate application processes. Prospective applicants should carefully review the following fund descriptions, and follow the application instructions for the fund which is the best fit for their program.
DEADLINE EXTENDED - Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership is Accepting Applications for Half Term SNAP Members!
SNAP Alum (Ali Stefancich, left and Julie Fair, right) Remove Invasive Weeds while attending Spring Training
In honor of AmeriCorps Week, we would like to recognize the amazing achievements by current SNAP Members and SNAP Alumni, in the Sierra and beyond!
Since 2007, SNAP Members have restored more than 12,000 impaired acres, monitored more than 1,000 sites, educated more than 145,000 individuals, recruited more than 22,000 volunteers, and contributed more than 300,000 service hours! Thank you so much for Serving the Sierra!
A couple ways to get involved this week:
1. Use this link if you’re a SNAP alumni and would like to join the SNAP Alumni Job Postings newsletter.
2. Interested in joining AmeriCorps or know someone who is? SNAP is recruiting for Half Term Members!
- Download the SNAP Member Application Packet with detailed application instructions here.
- Fill out the online SNAP Member application by clicking here.
- Email your resume and a 1 page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position to [email protected]. Be sure to title your email subject: “SNAP Application Half Term 2015”.
3. If you see an AmeriCorps serving or have one in your life, give them a hug or a high five in appreciation -- it's AmeriCorps appreciation week, after all!
4. Use the hashtags #ACweekCA and #AmeriCorpsworks to share your stories about AmeriCorps.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connect more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations.
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major media outlets relevant to Sierra conservation. We also include news
releases, event notices, funding opportunities and job announcements sent to
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