UPDATES ON THE BLOG
With a heart full of gratitude, we bid farewell to another exciting year of Eastern Sierra conservation and protection in Friends of the Inyo’s December Juniper Newsletter. We provide plenty of opportunities for continued engagement in upcoming worthwhile projects in the most white and magical season that ends the Old Year while it ushers us all into the New Year! Happy reading! Happy sharing! And…Join us!
In case you missed it this morning, listen to KMMT-FM Host John DeMaria (left) talk with Friends of the Inyo’s Communications and Philanthropy Director Lou Medina (right) about #GivingTuesday, why it’s important, and why your donation to #FriendsoftheInyo can make a big difference in the protection of Eastern Sierra lands and in helping us move forward toward a greener future. AND because of a robust matching gift of $45,500 from FOI’s generous Board of Directors, your gift will be DOUBLED! Listen, then click here to give!
It’s #GivingTuesday! You can help Friends of the Inyo raise up to $91,000 thanks to a $45,500 matching gift from our generous Board of Directors that includes THE FIRST HYBRID VEHICLE IN OUR FLEET! Look at the custom license plate in the photo below and ask yourself, “What will I give “4FOI24” (i.e., to take FOI into 2024)? Then scroll down to give! Your gift will be DOUBLED. Thank you!
Toward a Greener Future with Friends of the Inyo! The license plate on the Toyota RAV4 AWD Hybrid in the photo reads “4FOI24” (“For Friends of the Inyo in 2024”)! It is a generous 2023 year-end gift from our Board Treasurer, Chris I. Lizza, and is valued at $35,000. With another $10,500 from our other Board Members, we now have $45,500 as a matching gift for our Year-End Fundraising Campaign. We have also taken the first step toward replacing our aging vehicles with more energy efficient, ecologically responsible ones—as befits any conservation organization. Every dollar you donate toward our $45,500…
A quinceañera, a mild case of COVID, Friends of the Inyo’s partnerships and more! We have lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Read all about it in the combined October/November Issue of The Juniper.
Conglomerate Mesa Western Joshua Tree Survey, October 21-23, 2023 Blogpost and Photos By Jaime Lopez-Wolters, Friends of the Inyo Desert Lands Organizer Conglomerate Mesa has been under threat from mining companies looking to extract gold from its soil since the 1970s. The latest company to try its luck is Canadian firm K2 Gold, through its local subsidiary, Mojave Precious Metals (MPM). Defenders of the land have always known that the area is special, not in the least because of the thriving high-elevation Western Joshua Tree forest that it harbors. Until recently, the value of these fragile, otherworldly desert plants was…