Events and Activities
Plastic Free July: Join the Challenge!
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic, and challenges people to do something about it. Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July, joining over a million people globally from 130 countries.
Please click here to join the challenge!
CDFW: Free Fishing Days 2017
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) annually offers two Free Fishing Days, encouraging all Californians to give fishing a try without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days also provide an easy opportunity for licensed anglers to introduce non-angling friends and children to fishing and the outdoors. All fishing regulations remain in effect.
Date: July 1 and Sept 2, 2017
Location: Throughout California! Urban 'Fishing in the City' programs will also be offered in select regions.
Please click here to learn more!
4th of July Beach Clean Up: Tahoe Flow Arts
Tahoe Flow Arts is organizing a beach cleanup for the morning after the 3rd of July fireworks in Kings Beach, CA. The beach clean up followed by a BBQ potluck, games, lake fun, and more. Bags and gloves will be provided, but bring your own cups, utensils and reusable containers for food.
Date: July 4th, 2017 - 8am
Location: Kings Beach Pier, Lake Tahoe CA
For more information about the event, please click here.
2017 Sierra Water Workgroup Summit
The 2017 Sierra Water Work Group Summit, sponsored by the State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance will take place in Kings Beach, CA and focus on Legal and Legislative Strategies to Protecting our Headwaters.
Date: July 24-25, 2017
Location: North Tahoe Events Center, Kings Beach
To review the agenda and to purchase tickets, please click here!
California Climate Action Planning Conference
Cal Poly and the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research will hold the third California Climate Action Planning Conference (CCAPC), addressing climate issues with an emphasis toward action, including—the new CA Scoping Plan, pathways to deep de-carbonization, successful financing and implementation, community vulnerability assessment, state planning guidance, and climate justice.
Date: August 24 & 25, 2017
Location: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus
Please click here for more details and to review the agenda.
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Sierra Nevada Alliance Volunteer Opportunity: SNAP Applicant Interviewers
We have started recruiting SNAP Members for the 12th year of the SNAP Program! Since we receive such a high number of applicants, volunteers will be needed to help us meet with SNAP candidates for their first round interviews. If you’re willing to volunteer to help interview SNAP applicants, we would greatly appreciate the assistance! We ask interviewers to take on 3 to 5 interviews, each approximately 1.5 hours long, but we are flexible. Interviews will take place between July 31st and August 13th. Thank you for your consideration; the SNAP Program is only possible with the help of fantastic volunteers like you!
If you are interested in volunteering, please email Carley or call her at 530-542-4546.
SYRCL is hiring!
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and is seeking to hire an Executive Director, a Finance Manager, and an Educational Assembly Presenter.
For more info, click here.
Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center is hiring!
The Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC) is seeking a qualified candidate for full-time employment. CSERC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization with a mission to protect water, wildlife, and wild places of the Northern Yosemite region.
Applications are due July 6th, 2017
Please visit the program website to learn more.
NPS Community Assistance in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
The National Park Service announced funding to support recreation and conservation projects through its Rails, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. Consideration will be given to projects that have specific goals and results for conservation and recreation in the near future, have broad community support, and that advance the NPS mission.
Applications due June 30, 2017.
Click here for more info.
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's NAWCA grants increase bird populations and wetland habitat, while supporting local economies and traditions such as hunting, fishing, birdwatching, family farming, and cattle ranching. Wetlands provide valuable benefits such as flood control, reducing coastal erosion, improving water and air quality, and recharging ground water.
Appilcations due July 14, 2017.
For more information, please click here.
Request for Proposals: TRWC
The Truckee River Watershed Council seeks to hire a consultant to complete a watershed assessment and design several restoration projects in the Bear Creek basin. Please see the linked RFP for more details.
Proposals are due Friday, July 21, 2017.
Please see the Bear Creek Assessment and Design Request for Proposals for more information!
Film Submissions Are Open For 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Fest
At SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival, environmental and adventure films are highlighted which illustrate the earth's beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.
Open submissions run from May 15 through September 24, 2017.
For more information and submission deadlines, please click here!
Win Jack Johnson Concert Tickets!
The Sugarpine Foundation is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2017 Summer Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. SPF is raffling off two tickets, for one lucky winner, to Jack Johnson's July 29th concert at Harvey's Outdoor Arena in Lake Tahoe. To enter, simply make a donation to The Sugar Pine Foundation, include your contact email and the message "Win Jack Johnson Tickets " in the "add special instructions" field. As a bonus, Jack Johnson's All at Once partnership will match the first $2,500 in donations from now until September 1, 2017.
Click here to donate to the Sugar Pine Foundation and enter the contest!
State of Cap-and-Trade Spending in the Sierra Nevada
A fact sheet from Sierra CAMP that highlights 2016 cap-and-trade funding distribution in the Sierra Nevada. 21 projects in the Sierra Nevada received a combined total of ~$19.8 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
For more info, click here!