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Listen to FOI’s Lindsay Butcher’s 1/19 Interview about the Backcountry Film Festival on KMMT!

If you think you missed KMMT-FM’s John DeMaria’s interview with Friends of the Inyo’s Stewardship Director Lindsay Butcher last Friday (Jan. 19), you didn’t! Listen to a recording of it here to learn about  the Backcountry Film Festival, which Friends of the Inyo is hosting on Friday, Jan. 26, in Bishop, and Saturday, Jan. 27, in Mammoth Lakes.  Tickets are just $25 at FriendsoftheInyo.org/Events, and proceeds help fund this year’s SnowSchool, FREE to local 5th Graders. Happy listening…And if you like what you hear, happy sharing!

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FOI Recommends: Walking Water’s Online Water Learning Series Focused on Los Angeles, w/ Parts 1-3 offered Jan – March in the New Year!

Friends of the Inyo is excited to help promote an online water learning series from our friends at Walking Water, which catalyzes storytelling, knowledge sharing, and the discovery of new possible directions and solutions for the future of water through pilgrimage, council, and associated events. The first three parts of the series, spaced out monthly during the first quarter of 2024, will feature the following topics: Before L.A.: Remembering Ancestors of Place – Featuring Insights from the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission –  6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 18 Vision of Los Angeles, An Overview of L.A.’s Water Management…

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Hot off the Press: The December Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter is Here!

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!

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Listen to a Recording of our Interview about #GivingTuesday on KMMT-FM!

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!    

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#GivingTuesday2023 is Now Live!

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!

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#GivingTuesday is coming Nov. 28 – $45,500 Match at Play! Prepare to Give Toward a Greener Future with Friends of the Inyo!

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…

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A Combined October/November Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter is hot off the press!

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.

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Stewardship Roundup: July 2023

Read some exciting progress notes from our Trail Ambassadors, with an introduction and post-note from Stewardship Director Lindsay Butcher. It is hard to believe, but here we are- already halfway through the Trail Ambassador season!  My how time zips by… Despite the multiple false starts of summer and the ongoing damage control from winter, our TAs have been up to some awesome work alongside our Forest Service partners. Here are some highlights from their last month of work. From Logan, TA on the Mt. Whitney Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest: My Favorite day this month- Overnight in the Eastern…