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14 Jan: Changes to Desert Plan by Trump administration threaten California Desert

Changes to Desert Plan by Trump administration threaten California Desert Proposed rollbacks to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan threaten 2.2 million acres of precious California Desert lands “The Trump Administration continues its assault on public lands with an eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). These egregious proposed changes to a balanced and comprehensive desert plan that was nearly ten years in the making will strip meaningful protections for treasured places like Panamint Valley and Conglomerate Mesa. These and many other special places in the desert were set aside for conservation and recreation because of…

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10 Dec: Support Friends of the Inyo in 2021

Support Friends of the Inyo in 2021 At the end of very year, we send out a letter summing up all of the work that we were able to do in the past year. 2020 presented some unprecedented challenges for us, but because of the generous support of all of our supporters, we were still able to have an incredibly successful year. Continue scrolling to read our letter. To make a donation to support our programs in 2021, click here to make a donation online.    

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08 Sep: Friends of the Inyo Online Store is Open

Shop Our Online Store There are many ways to show your love for Friends of the Inyo. Now you can show your support with Friends of the Inyo hats, shirts, and pint cups. Previously only available at events tables, all of our merchandise is available for purchase online to be shipped to your door. Men’s and Women’s t-shirts are locally printed at Designs Unlimited in Mammoth Lakes. Our shirts feature a soft tri-blend fabric and our stylish sierra juniper logo. Friends of the Inyo’s Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint cups are great for home use or camping, and for reducing…

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05 Jun: We Stand In Solidarity With The Black Community

We Stand In Solidarity With The Black Community In recent months and weeks we’ve witnessed the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, and David McAtee by law enforcement. These tragic and horrific events are only the most recent in a long history of acts of racism and violence committed against the African American community.  We at Friends of the Inyo stand in solidarity with the Black community and support their fight for justice and for the end of the racism that exists throughout our society.  We are listening. We hear you. We support you….

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02 Jun: #blackouttuesday

  We stand in solidarity with the Black community and will continue our work to create equitable, safe, and inclusive outdoor spaces in the Eastern Sierra. We will not ignore the intersection of environmentalism and social justice because ALL people have the right to experience, enjoy, and feel safe in the outdoors.

24 Apr: #GivingTuesdayNow

We need your help. With some grant funding unavailable due to the pandemic, funding our Trail Ambassador program in 2020 will be more challenging than in past years. At the same time, we expect unusually high visitation to our region once travel restrictions are lifted and public lands reopened. As GivingTuesdayNow approaches, we are reaching out to ask for your support. Please consider making a donation this giving Tuesday. Double your donation! Our Board of Directors has committed to match all the donations we receive, up to $16,000. So when you make a donation of $100, our Board matches your donation,…

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05 Dec: Matching Donations: Patagonia Action Works

Double Your Donation Through Patagonia ActionWorks During this year’s season of giving, give back to the land by doubling your donation to Friends of the Inyo. UPDATE: Thank you for your donations! With your help, Patagonia has reached its $10,000,000 maximum donation match so they will no longer match donations at this time. Click here to continue making donations directly to Friends of the Inyo on our website. Patagonia will match every dollar donated through Patagonia ActionWorks during this time period. Make a donation to us on Patagonia ActionWorks today through December 31st and Patagonia will match your donation up…

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12 Dec: What the 2018 election means for the Eastern Sierra

The November 2018 election brings new opportunities and challenges for Eastern Sierra’s public lands. Democrats won enough House races to take back control of the House of Representatives which means Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona will take the gavel as the chair of the House Natural Resources Committee. We are optimistic Grijalva’s years of support for public lands will help many of California’s public lands bills move forward.   California has 44 million acres of federal public lands. Our partners at CalWild report that, as a result of the election: 23%, or 10.4 million acres,of California’s federal public lands are now…

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31 Aug: Outdoor Retailer as a Non-profit

How to Crush at Outdoor Retailer as a Non-profit Representing Friends of the Inyo at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market convention was a real treat. I’ve received questions from nonprofits about the experience and how to be effectively table at these type of events. Don’t be Afraid to Shine You offer value – non-profit tablers seemed timid, and I related to people tagged with “nonprofit” name badges. It feels awkward talking with industry representatives when they know you aren’t a big money buyer. Be self conscious in a good way. Be proud of your organizations work and mission. You offer a…