#SnapTheSierra Photo Contest
May 15th through June 15th
Help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary by entering an image in our first-ever nature photography contest, Snap the Sierra.
You could win some awesome prizes and have your photo recognized in official SNA publications.
Every dollar raised helps us strengthen
our network and outreach on behalf of the Sierra.
for more information and click here
to enter the contest today! Please share with the photographers in your life!
Enter our contest today
and get out there to #SnapTheSierra. Good luck!
We Need Your Help
to Win Prop 68!
California faces a changing climate, frequent and severe droughts, wildfires, and reduced federal funding and support for our land, coast, and water.
Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act is a general obligation bond that invests $4 billion in the coming years to address some of California's most important water, park, and natural resource needs.
Why should you support Proposition 68?
There are comminities in California with contaminated groundwater and water supplies, where families cannot turn on the tap and safely drink or shower. And many children lack safe places to play. Prop 68 provides water clean ups for low-income communities whose water supplies are polluted, and helps ensure all Californians have access to clean, safe water and safe parks.
Prop 68 is a smart, effecient approach to upgrading our local water infrastructure to provide and protect future drinking water supplies. It restores groundwater supplies which were severely drained in the last drought, increases local capture and recycling, and cleans up the sources of drinking water.
California's changing climate has put our water supplies more and more in jeopardy and increased the risk of fires and droughts. These changes mean we need to invest in protecting our water, parks, and natural areas to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
This measure will help ensure all Californians have convenient access to high quality, safe parks-no matter where they live. It will provide communities with safe neighborhood parks and recreation facilities that provide positive alternatives for at risk youth to avoid gangs, drug use, and violence.
We owe it to our children and grandchildren to preserve what we love about California, like our open spaces, clean water, iconic redwood trees, coastline, and parks, so that future generations can continue to use and enjoy them.
What can YOU
-Attend our phone banking event in person or participate remotely May 16th in South Lake Tahoe
-Become a supporting organization/person using your own voice and channels to support a Yes vote.
-Blog about Prop 68 on your website
-Email your friends, family, and lists
-Post about Prop 69 on social media using the hashtag #YesOn68
-Talk to people in person about it!
If you would like support executing these actions, please email us here
New SNAP Member: Peter Brown
We're excited to welcome Peter Brown to our SNAP program. She just started her half-term position at California State Parks Northern Buttes District in Chico, California.
Born and raised in Santa Clarita California, Peter grew up in the heart of southern California chaparral, with the beach on one side, and the desert on the other.
After living for a short while in northern Michigan, he went off to college in Boston, where he received a Bachelor of Music from Boston University, and later spent two years in Germany teaching English as a second language.
After all this time spent in colder parts of the world, Peter has decided to return to his California roots, helping to restore and preserve the state where the sun always shines, where he can go outside without fear of snow or ice… unless he wants those things of course, in which case he can just hike up the mountain.
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