Events and Activities
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
How Blue Is Your Valley?
Your Voice, Your Future: A Community Conference on Water in the San Joaquin Valley
Friday, April 24, 2015
8:45 AM—5:00 PM
Place: Fresno City College
Old Administration Building (OAB)
1101 E. University Avenue, Room 251
Official brochure for the event.
2nd Annual Eastern Sierra/Tahoe Trail Summit “Building Collaborative Partnerships”
The Sierra Front Recreation Coalition in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Nevada State Parks, Washoe County, International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association will facilitate this one day summit which will include a panel on collaborative successes & failures as well as break out sessions where collaborative group assignments will take place and networking opportunities can occur.
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
9:00 AM—4:30 PM
Place: Bartley Ranch Regional Park–6000 Bartley Ranch Rd
Questions contact [email protected] or 775-720-4732
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
SYCRL is seeking River Captains!
Do you want to spend your summer on the South Yuba River? The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is seeking three part-time, enthusiastic River Captains to lead SYRCL’s efforts in educating the public about best stewardship practices at the river this summer. River Captains are representatives of SYRCL at four popular river crossings and supervise our team of volunteer River Ambassadors. This is an excellent opportunity to exercise your passion for stewardship while gaining experience with volunteer coordination and hands-on environmental education. The River Ambassador program runs 15 weekends between May 24th and August 31, with trainings in April and May. River Captains will work 3 to 4 weekends per month, on a rotating basis. Compensation is $10/hr.
The full job description is here.
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.