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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…

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The July Juniper from Friends of the Inyo contains info about our Latino Conservation Week Event July 15, FREE Summer Hikes, Anti-Mining Campaigns and More!

If you don’t read Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter, you’ll never know all that we have coming up this month! And you might miss out on our Latino Conservation Week Outreach Event, Nature Connectivity and Credit, in Downtown Bishop Saturday afternoon/evening, July 15. There will be Latin music, raffles and FREE FOOD: Two tacos to the first 200 attendees, courtesy of AltaOne Federal Credit Union. Tell your amigos who don’t have credit – the primary aim of this event is to try to help people who are unbanked establish credit so they can access our National Parks, which are…

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A Burning Connection: Experiencing Personal Growth at the 2023 Burners Without Borders Summit

By Joseph Miller, Indigenous Community Relations Coordinator Introduction Burners Without Borders is a volunteer organization devoted to providing innovative disaster relief solutions, and supporting underserved communities by participating in service projects that promote resiliency. Since its inception, Burners Without Borders has grown to a worldwide organization and has become a forerunner in creative solutions to bring about positive community change. The 2023 Burners Without Borders Summit was held on May 19th through May 21st on the Burning Man Project owned Fly Ranch, located on the Hualapai Flat near Gerlach, NV. This is what I witnessed and felt as a summit…

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The May Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter is Here!

Friends: May is that in-between month when we apply Earth Day lessons learned in April, as we prepare for summer, which begins in June. Read about what Friends of the Inyo has been up to – with your support, of course – in the May Juniper! Happy reading! And if you like what you read, happy sharing!

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The Earth Day Month Edition of Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter is here! Find out ways to love our planet!

Always one of our favorite issues, the Earth Day Month Juniper allows us to share with readers lots of opportunities to give back to our planet through their engagement, volunteering, or monetary contributions to support Friends of the Inyo’s work in the corner of the world we strive to protect: the beautiful Eastern Sierra. Get your Earth Day plans on by reading it fresh off the press. Happy Reading…and, for the sake of our big blue marble of a planet, Happy Sharing!

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Back to School, Google Earth Pro, ‘Big Blue Marble,’ and Earth Day Wishes

Back to School, Google Earth Pro, ‘Big Blue Marble,’ and Earth Day Wishes By Louis Medina, Communications and Philanthropy Director Involuntarily, my eyes got blurry, and my cheeks felt the warmth of my freely flowing tears. I had just downloaded Google Earth Pro and fired it up for the first time to prepare for an assignment in a geology course I’m taking this semester at the Bishop Campus of Cerro Coso College. On my laptop screen was a beautiful “Big Blue Marble,” like a TV program about our planet by that name, which I had loved as a kid in…

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This year’s winter has FOI Stewardship Director feeling like a ‘dizzy ballerina’

By Lindsay Butcher, Stewardship Director The winter of 2022-2023 has been a doozy! As of the day I’m writing this blurb in late March, we are inching closer and closer to an all-time record snowpack, just shy of the 1952 record, with more precipitation on the way! This means we’ve had to be, well…flexible, to say the least, about managing our usual season of low-elevation Stewardship Events. Starting in November with the American Alpine Club’s Bishop Craggin’ Classic: The original project site was covered in 3 inches of snow the week before. Friends of the Inyo was able to pivot at…

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Winter turns to spring this month. Lots happening in the Eastern Sierra. But if you don’t read Friends of the Inyo’s ‘The Juniper,’ you’ll never know!

A bountiful, snowy winter. An impending flowerful spring. Lots of opportunities for engagement in water advocacy, exploration in Southern Inyo County, giving toward Eastern Sierra public lands protection by becoming a Friends of the Inyo business sponsor, and more! Read all about it in Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter, which is hot off the press! Happy reading…and if you like what you read, happy sharing!