Events

Lone Pine Office

News is Out: Friends of the Inyo to open a Satellite Office in Lone Pine Aug. 19 – Come to our Open House!

Please come to an Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 19, at our new satellite office space, located at 142 East Bush Street, across from the post office in Lone Pine. There will be free food, drinks, and the opportunity to meet our board and staff, and to mix & mingle with your Eastern Sierra neighbors. No RSVP necessary. Just show up! While Friends of the Inyo has always worked to protect and care for the lands of Southern Inyo County, the opening of our Lone Pine office is an important demonstration of our long-term commitment to…

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Water Justice Week is coming the first week of August!

On August 3rd, attend virtually the first ever Great Basin Water Justice Summit, which is bringing together diverse water protectors from Eastern California, Nevada, and Utah to discuss water justice issues. Then, later in the week, attend in person a movie screening of award-winning local short films on water justice. Two dates and locations to choose from: Cerro Coso Community College Bishop Campus Friday, Aug. 5th, and Mammoth Campus Saturday, Aug. 6th. These events are FREE and open to the public.

Friends of the Inyo Coloring Sheet

Coloring is better with Friends…of the Inyo! Introducing our new FOI Coloring Sheet!

Start your little ones thinking about the importance of “Caring for the Eastern Sierra” with a Friends of the Inyo coloring sheet! It features just a few of the critters they might see in the Eastern Sierra. We will be distributing them printed on thick stock in colors that are fun for kids – pink, blue, yellow, green and goldenrod – during our Latino Conservation Week event this Saturday, July 23 at 4:30 p.m. in Bishop City Park. But you can also download a plain white coloring sheet here. Have fun coloring! And come out and see us!

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KMMT’s 7/15 ACE Show Featuring Friends of the Inyo’s Participation in Latino Conservation Week

KMMT’s 7/15 ACE Show Featuring Friends of the Inyo’s Participation in Latino Conservation Week If you think you missed KMMT FM’s July 15 Arts, Culture & Entertainment Show focusing on Friends of the Inyo’s upcoming Latino Conservation Week event, “Shepherds of Today! A talk about nature and conservation with local sheepherders,” you didn’t! You can listen to  a recording of the show, which includes a conversation between Host John DeMaria and FOI’s Lou Medina. Tell your amigos – our event will be held bilingually in English and Spanish at Bishop City Park Saturday, July 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m….

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7/23 @ 4:30 p.m. in Bishop City Park: “Shepherds of Today” – FOI’s Latino Conservation Week Bilingual Event

Shepherds of Today (Pastores de Hoy) – Friends of the Inyo’s Latino Conservation Week Event – Coming up July 23 in Bishop City Park Friends of the Inyo is getting ready to offer its first ever Latino Conservation Week Event, and it will be held bilingually, in English and Spanish, for the entire community to enjoy. We invite people of all ages, Eastern Sierra locals and tourists alike, to join us at Bishop’s City Park, at the gazebo on Main Street, Saturday, July 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., to listen to local sheepherders (many of whom are Hispanic) talk…

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A Recap of our Dark Desert Skies Campout (May 20-22)

For me, Friends of the Inyo’s Dark Desert Skies Campout (May 20-22) was just as much about all we can see under Daytime Desert Skies! By Kayla Browne, Desert Lands Organizer  Friends of the Inyo had a wonderful group of friends come out to learn more about dark skies and the beauty of Conglomerate Mesa and Centennial Flat over our three-day Dark Desert Skies Campout event that began with an educational evening at the Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine. On Friday evening, May 20, we premiered “Island in the Sky,” a short film produced by Patagonia about…

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Volunteering, Hiking, Learning: Summer Is Always Better with Friends…of the Inyo!

Friends of the Inyo’s Summer Stewardship Program is Off to a “HOT” Start! By Alex Ertaud, Stewardship Director (Middle-Right in photo) As the days grow longer and the last remaining bits of snow melt away, it can only mean one thing: Friends of the Inyo’s Summer Stewardship Season is upon us!  Our Stewardship Team spent the month of May getting ready for the exciting summer season we have ahead of us. We’re thrilled to announce that we are able to staff each Ranger District of the National Forests of the Eastern Sierra with a dedicated Trail Ambassador (TA) this year….

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Matching Grant Alert: Double the Impact of your Year-End Giving to Friends of the Inyo!

Two “Donor Angels” have provided Friends of the Inyo with a matching gift totaling $11,500. Any donations received during our 2021 Year-End Appeal up to that amount are automatically doubled. Multiply your impact in helping us protect and care for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra by giving to our year-end appeal! Click here to donate! Click on the image to read our accomplishments in 2021 and to learn about how you can make a difference.

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It’s #GivingTuesday! Listen to FOI’s Lou Medina talk to KMMT’s John DeMaria About How to Give to #FriendsoftheInyo

You Have Until Midnight to Give to #FriendsoftheInyo this #GivingTuesday! In case you missed Friends of the Inyo Communications Director Lou Medina’s interview with KMMT host John DeMaria this Giving Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, click on the audio file link in this blog post to listen to the recording. You will learn a little bit of the history of Giving Tuesday, why it’s important, how it benefits both nonprofits AND donors, why Friends of the Inyo participates, what some of our organization’s greatest needs are at the moment, how to give, and more! Have a listen, then go to the…