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Listen to Friends of the Inyo’s Wendy Schneider and Lauren Kelly talk water justice on KMMT FM

If you thought you missed Friends of the Inyo’s guest appearance on today’s (3/8) Arts, Culture & Entertainment (ACE) Show on KMMT FM, you didn’t! Listen to a recording of Executive Director Wendy Schneider and Water Justice Organizer Lauren Kelly discuss our upcoming work with show host John DeMaria.  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…


Executive Director Wendy Schneider Shares Friends of the Inyo’s Plans for the Coming Year on KMMT’s 12/15 ACE Show

If you think you missed KMMT-FM’s John DeMaria’s interview with Friends of the Inyo’s Executive Director Wendy Schneider on Friday, you didn’t! Listen to a recording of it here to learn about FOI’s plans for 2024, and how you can be a part of Eastern Sierra land and water protection by giving to our year-end fundraising campaign. Happy listening…And if you like what you hear, happy sharing!

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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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The latest issue of the Keep Long Valley Green Newsletter is hot off the press!

There are thousands of “winged” reasons to #KeepLongValleyGreen: The permanent avian residents of the lush meadows and Crowley Lake, as well as the many migrating visitors who grace the natural landscape with their presence and song! Read all about it and enjoy some breathtaking photography and thoroughly informative descriptions of our fine feathered friends in the April issue of “Every last Drop.” Help us share it widely.

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The latest issue of ‘Every Last Drop,’ the Newsletter of the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition, is hot off the press!

We’re in the calm before the storm – or rather, the snowmelt! How are we going to handle all the water stored in the snowpack, when we’ve already seen plenty of flooding, avalanches, roof cave-ins and other troubles. Better yet, how will the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power handle the bountiful mess? Plenty of thoughts on those issues from Allison Weber, Keep Long Valley Green Coalition Organizer and Friends of the Inyo’s Water and Forest Campaign Manager. But if you don’t read the March issue of the KLVG Newsletter, “Every Last Drop,” you’ll never know. Happy reading…and if…

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Tired of Snow? Keep praying that we get more of it. The latest issue of “Every Last Drop” will tell you why!

Is any type of precipitation good? Not really. While Californians who are used to drought might gaze at a rainy day and think “we needed this,” the situation is a bit more complicated. We need snow falling on snow to create a healthy snowpack, yet with a changing climate we are seeing increased examples of rain falling on snow, which can lead to a dangerous icy crust, increased/premature melting, and “warm snow drought.” Keep reading! And please share!

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Action Alert Reminder: Write a Letter to Help Save Mono Lake! Show Up at a State Water Board Online Workshop Tomorrow, 2/15!

Attend an online State Water Board information-gathering workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Write to the State Water Board by March 17 asking it to suspend water diversions by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) until Mono Lake rises back to a healthy, sustainable level. Find out how you can get involved.

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Action Alert – Speak Up: Write a Letter to the State Water Board to Help Save Mono Lake!

Despite January’s wet weather, Mono Lake’s surface elevation is so low that an intervention is needed. The Mono Lake Committee has asked the State Water Board to suspend stream diversions until the lake rises enough to protect wildlife and the ecosystem, and to quickly schedule a hearing to implement long-term stream diversion changes that will ensure Mono Lake can rise to the healthy, sustainable level mandated by the Board in 1994. Now is an important time to speak up for our beloved Mono Lake! Take action and make your voice heard! Write a letter to the State Water Board. Start here!