25th Anniversary Conference
We are excited to announce the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Conference in beautiful Kings Beach, California!
The theme for this special event is “Regional Resiliency.”
“Resiliency is the capacity to respond to a perturbation or disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly.”
The definition of resiliency is not only relevant for the Sierra Nevada that we want to create, but also the Sierra Nevada Alliance as an organization and where we stand today on a comeback.
At this year’s conference, we will collaborate and learn innovative ways to enhance the ecological resiliency of the Sierra. There are many opportunities and constraints that stand before us, but as a true alliance we can succeed.
Please join us for this lively three day conference event. We are planning a progressive, provocative agenda, with many networking opportunities, and fun to be had throughout!
to our conference is OPEN
and early bird specials run until June 30th.
A two-day early bird ticket
is $205! If you become or renew as a member group
before June 30th tickets are $180.
See all ticket options here.
A ticket to our conference includes:
-Networking, Networking, Networking
-Capacity Building Trainings for Non-Profits
-Legislative Updates from Key Sierra Leaders
-Keynote Speakers to Inspire You!
-Sunset Beachside Yoga
-A Guided Lunchtime Hike
-A Hands on Restoration Day
-A Farm to Table 25th Anniversary Celebration Event
Our tentative agenda is here.
We will be kicking the conference off with a day of service at a local Lake Tahoe watershed location from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This day is Free
for all who desire to come roll up their sleeves and contribute to our restoration efforts. Reserve your spot here.
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: Alisha Summers
We're excited to welcome Alisha Summers to our SNAP program. She just started her half-term position at the Tuolumne River Trust.
Alisha was fortunate to have grown up on the island of Maui, a place where finding nature often means stepping outside your door.
She spent most of her childhood hiking, going to the beach, surfing, and snorkeling.
Her passion for the environment led her to pursue a Baccalaureate of Science in Global Environmental Science at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa. Throughout her undergraduate career she conducted research with the Hawaiʻi Coastal Geology Group. Her thesis project analyzed changing shoreline positions and beach widths along the east-facing shores of Oʻahu to develop a historical planning context.
After graduating, she interned with Planning Consultants Hawaiʻi, LLC, where she assisted planners in preparing a scoping plan and a master plan for Līpoa Point and Kanahā Beach Park, respectively. Alisha is excited to be working with the Tuolumne River Trust, as watershed restoration is a critical problem we now face in California. She is looking forward to learning more about California’s watershed environment and make an impact to protect California’s rivers for future generations.
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