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ACTION ALERT: Protect Our Water! Attend the Inyo/L.A. Technical Group Meeting Next Thursday, May 9! In-person and Virtual Options Available!

The Inyo/Los Angeles Technical Group, which consists of representatives from Inyo County and LADWP,  will meet Thursday morning, May 9, in Bishop, to examine technical aspects of water management (LADWP’s Draft Annual Operations Plan). Attend in person or virtually and make your voice heard for Eastern Sierra water protection!


Ah, the Solitude of Wilderness! Help Us Monitor It: Call it Citizen Science with a Meditative Twist!

Can you hear the solitude? Help us monitor it: It’s citizen science with a meditative twist! You enjoy your moments alone in the Eastern Sierra, right? So do many others. Millions of others, actually. Every year. Well, the U.S. Forest Service wants to make sure everyone visiting our wilderness areas has opportunities for solitude. It all begins with research, and Friends of the Inyo is assisting. And for that, we need YOU! Help Friends of the Inyo conduct visitor data collection for the Forest Service in various designated Wildernesses on the Inyo National Forest.  What you will be doing: Hiking…

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Close to 70 organizations ask federal agencies to award National Park Passes to Newly Sworn-in U.S. Citizens

Today, during National Park Week (which lasts from April 20-28), 68 community-based organizations are calling upon the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Forest Service and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to increase national park and federal recreational land access to immigrants and unbanked individuals. Leading this initiative are Friends of the Inyo and GreenLatinos. The organizations released a COMMUNITY SIGN-ON LETTER addressed to heads of the U.S. departments of Interior, Homeland Security, and Agriculture, and aforementioned agency leads, calling for inter-agency cooperation to: Provide an America the Beautiful Pass as a “Welcome to America” gift to each…

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Ask Federal Agencies to Provide National Park Passes for New Naturalized Citizens at Swearing-in Ceremonies as a “Welcome to America” Gift!

To qualify for citizenship, naturalized U.S. citizens must have resided legally in the country for a minimum of five years, paid taxes, kept a clean police record, passed an English language and U.S. history test, and paid fees of up to $760. Let’s welcome them as New Americans with an America the Beautiful Park Pass!


Listen to our 30-second radio spot advertising the Owens Lake Bird Festival on KMMT-FM!

Buy your tickets TODAY for the Owens Lake Bird Festival (April 19-21) in Lone Pine by going to the Events page of our website. Want more information, tune in Friday, April 5, at 9:15 a.m. to KMMT FM Mammoth Radio, at 106.5 in Mammoth Lakes, 104.9 in Bishop, 105.5 in Big Pine and south, and 107.7 in June Lake and north, or online at mammothfm.com, for an interview by host John De Maria of FOI’s Forest & Water Campaign Manager, Allison Weber. Listen to our 30-second radio spot here:  

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As a Friend of the Inyo, you are a Friend of the Earth! Find ideas on how to ‘Get Your #EarthLove on,’ in our April Juniper E-Newsletter!

Pat yourself on the back, take a bow! Accept Friends of the Inyo’s humble acknowledgment of you as a “Friend of the Earth,” as we head into Earth Month (April) and Earth Day (4/22)! Get plenty of ideas on what you can do to help our planet by engaging in activities close to home (and even online!) this #EarthMonth, by reading the April issue of The Juniper E-newsletter from Friends of the Inyo.  Happy reading…and if you like what you read, happy sharing!

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Listen to Friends of the Inyo’s Wendy Schneider and Lauren Kelly talk water justice on KMMT FM

If you thought you missed Friends of the Inyo’s guest appearance on today’s (3/8) Arts, Culture & Entertainment (ACE) Show on KMMT FM, you didn’t! Listen to a recording of Executive Director Wendy Schneider and Water Justice Organizer Lauren Kelly discuss our upcoming work with show host John DeMaria.  Happy listening…and if you like what you hear, happy sharing!

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Meet FOI’s newest Board Members and learn how you can show love to the Eastern Sierra in the February issue of The Juniper!

There are lots of community engagement opportunities to be found in the Eastern Sierra. Let’s take advantage of them! We love this place, after all, and especially in February, “The Month of Love,” our community engagement can be our “Valentine’s Day Gift” to this incomparable region we are fortunate enough to call home. Get plenty of ideas on how to get involved in the Feburary issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Newsletter, The Juniper! Happy reading…And if you like what you read, happy sharing!