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Vol. 1 – Issue 6 of the Keep Long Valley Green Newsletter, ‘Every Last Drop,’ is Hot Off the Press!

Read how the people of Los Angeles are achieving targeted water savings a decade and a half ahead of schedule thanks to successful conservation efforts spearheaded by the L.A. Department of Water & Power. Well, if there are water savings to be enjoyed, should we not also enjoy these “conservation dividends” here in the Eastern Sierra, where a lot of L.A.’s water comes from, in the way of less extraction of our water? Our current piece considers this question. Happy reading…And if you like what you read, happy sharing!


ACTION ALERT: Protest this Saturday, Nov. 20, Noon to 3 p.m. in Mammoth against KORE Mining!

Mammoth Lakes area activists are organizing a peaceful protest this Saturday, Nov. 20, from Noon to 3 p.m. A Facebook page that provides details has been set up and you can access it from this blog post. “The goal of this protest is to bring awareness to community members in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra about KORE Mining’s intentions to implement an open pit gold mine” in Long Valley, the protest Facebook page says. “We are encouraging folks to make signs and banners in preparation for the event.” Friends of the Inyo supports this peaceful protest.


We’re on the front page of this week’s (11/18/21) issue of El Sol de la Sierra!

Please share with your Spanish-speaking friends and their children in grades 5 – 12 about a great opportunity for junior photographers to detail, in pictures, how climate change has impacted their lives and their environment. Details about this student photo contest from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are in our Spanish-language article. The deadline is Dec. 3.


Long Valley Exploration Drilling Expected to begin Nov. 30, Inyo National Forest Says

The Inyo National Forest announces that work on the Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project is expected to begin in two weeks. The forest has received notification from the project proponent, KORE Mining, Ltd of their intent to begin exploratory drilling as early as Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Previously, work was expected to begin as early as Tuesday, November 16, 2021.


NOAA Hosts Student Photo Contest on Climate Change – Deadline is December 3!

Contest is open to students in 5th through 12th grades By Louis Medina, FOI Communications Director The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is organizing a photo contest for students in grades five through twelve to improve understanding of how climate change is affecting the western United States. The theme of the contest is “Picture Climate Change” and the new deadline for submitting photos online is December 3 (the original deadline was November 15). NOAA, whose mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts, share that knowledge and information with others, and conserve and manage…