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Keep Long Valley Green Update April 2021

Keep Long Valley Green Update LADWP faces no 2021 water shortages, yet refuses to start irrigation in Long and Little Round Valleys The Keep Long Valley Green (KLVG) coalition, made up of ranchers, environmental non-profits, local tribal members, and representatives from a diverse set of recreation interests, continues to seek a long-term commitment from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to maintain historic water spreading practices in Little Round and Long Valleys. So far, the recalcitrant agency has steadfastly refused. Indeed in 2021, as reported by the LA Times, LADWP faces no foreseeable water shortages and yet has…

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Conglomerate Mesa Virtual Backgrounds

Show your support with Conglomerate Mesa virtual Backgrounds You can show your support for Conglomerate Mesa with these Virtual backgrounds. And you can change your profile photo so that when your camera is off, everyone can still see that you support the protection of Conglomerate Mesa. Right-click and select, “Save image as,” to download the background or profile photo. Virtual backgrounds: Applying your virtual background Profile Photos:

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Winter recreation survey at Rock Creek 

Update: Winter recreation survey at Rock Creek  For the past few months Friends of the Inyo has been collecting winter recreation data at Rock Creek Sno-Park. Data collection will conclude March 28th and we will provide a final report to Winter Wildlands Alliance and the Inyo National Forest. The data collected will help FOI make informed comments on the Inyo National Forest’s Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) planning process which is set to kick off next year. If you would like to learn more about the OSV planning by the Inyo National Forest, you can find more information here. This season was…

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Participating in Winter Snow-User Surveys

Winter Snow-User Surveys Top Image: Low Snow at Rock Creek Lake on 01/16/21. Now that pavement is likely under several feet of snow! This winter, Friends of the Inyo is excited to reprise a program last undertaken in the winter of 2016-17: the Winter Snow-User Surveys! On weekends and National Holidays from January 16 to March 28, Lindsay Butcher and I have been and will be at Rock Creek Road getting an idea of how much use our winter trailheads see, while also acting as a resource for local information and any comments, queries, or concerns the public may have….

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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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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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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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  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.

#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,…