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Moonrise Stroll: Interpretive Hike with TA Kelly at Buckeye Hot Springs- time change to 7:45pm 8/30 and 6:30pm 9/28

Come join our Bridgeport RD Trail Ambassador Kelly for an almost-full Moonrise stroll out at Buckeye Hot Springs Where: Meet at the Buckeye Hot Springs Parking Lot on Buckeye Rd. The Buckeye Road is closed from the 395 but the parking lot can be reached from the Twin Lakes Road, and then taking the well graded and maintained FS 017 road from Doc and Al's Resort. When: July 1st, July 31st, August  30th 7:45pm, and September 28th at  6:30pm What: This is a sunset walk of sagebrush scrub, admiring the Sierra Nevada behind us. We will be walking East, looking...

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Event Series Mammoth Lakes Interpretive Hike

Mammoth Lakes Interpretive Hike

Come join Mammoth Lakes Ranger District- Trail Ambassador Brian, on a hike around the Horseshoe Lake Loop.   Where: You'll meet at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot and Trail Head When: 9 A.M. till Noonish- on Saturday, July 29th, August 26th, September 30th What: Horseshoe Lake Loop is a perfect ~2 mile stroll to see examples of local: history, geology, ecology, botany, and many other "ologies" of the Eastern Sierra In-Real-Life.  Fall down the rabbit hole of your curiosity with this "choose your own adventure" style interp program. See a pretty flower? Identify it! How did those rocks get there?...

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Great Sierra River Cleanup: Bishop

In Honor of National Public Lands Day: Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Friends of the Inyo- in collaboration with the Sierra Nevada Alliance and the California Coastal Commission are hosting a local site for the Great Sierra River Cleanup Where: Bishop Artesian Wells at the Poleta Bridge on the South Side- Click for Directions When: Saturday, September 30th @ 9am What: A morning full of trash grabbin' and garbage gettin'  Register: bit.ly/OwensCleanup Gloves and grabbers will be provided. Please be sure to have appropriate footwear, eye-pro, sun-pro, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty Snacks, refreshments, and raffle prizes for...

Free Online Evening Event Oct. 4: ‘Island in the Sky’ – Conglomerate Mesa Short Documentary + Panel Discussion

We invite you to join Friends of the Inyo and the Conglomerate Mesa Coalition for a FREE virtual evening presentation of Island in the Sky, a short documentary film followed by a panel discussion. This film looks at the impacts of gold mining on Conglomerate Mesa and takes a look at K2 Gold's most recent proposal. A panel discussion will follow. Our Panelists are: Kathy Jefferson Bancroft, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Tribe Mike Prather, Lone Pine resident. Sierra Club desert activist, Audubon Owens Lake wildlife advocate. Wendy Schneider, Executive Director, Friends of the Inyo Kris Hohag, Organizer,...

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Trout Trot 5K/10K Charity Run to Benefit Friends of the Inyo’s No Hot Creek Mine Protection Campaign!

Register today for Friends of the Inyo's No Hot Creek Mine Trout Trot 5K/10K Fun Run! This is the second annual Trout Trot Charity Fundraiser, which began as a citizen volunteer effort in 2022 to protect Hot Creek from foreign mining interests. Now that No Hot Creek Mine and Friends of the Inyo have joined forces, this event will help raise funds for a campaign to gain PERMANENT PROTECTION for Hot Creek! This event post will take you to the registration page at NoHotCreekMine.com/trout-trot!

Sunday, Oct. 22 – Highway Cleanup with Keep Long Valley Green

Green Church 906 Benton Crossing Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA, United States

It will be a "Sunday - Fun Day" this coming Oct. 22, for anyone who cares to join the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition and Friends of the Inyo for a highway cleanup. In order to have our beautiful Keep Long Valley Green sign on US 395 by Crowley Lake, we have to clean up the area twice a year. Therefore, before the snow flies, or at least before it sticks, join us for a volunteer trash cleanup. It's a great way to give back! Tools, safety gear, and breakfast will be provided. Meet at the Green Church (906 Benton...

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2nd Annual Online Great Basin Water Justice Summit Nov. 2 – 3

Join Friends of the Inyo, Owens Valley Indian Water Commission, Great Basin Water Network, and Eastern Sierra Land Trust, for the 2nd Annual Online Great Basin Water Justice Summit, this November 2nd and 3rd. While the in-person summmit is by invitation only for local tribal and water activists, environmentalists, and community leaders, we are pleased to once again offer the opportunity for the general public to tune in virtually for FREE. Attend one or both days as you are able. If you are unable to connect in real time, recordings of the presentations will be made available to the public...

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Keep the #GivingTuesday Momentum Going Till Dec. 31!

You can help Friends of the Inyo raise up to $91,000 thanks to a $45,500 matching gift from our generous Board of Directors that includes THE FIRST HYBRID VEHICLE IN OUR FLEET!  Look at the custom license plate in the photo below and ask yourself, "What will I give "4FOI24" (i.e., to take FOI into 2024)? Then scroll down to give! Your gift will be DOUBLED. Thank you!

Event Series Backcountry Film Festival 2024

Backcountry Film Festival 2024

Friends of the Inyo is bringing back the Backcountry Film Festival in 2024! Join us for a night full of winter inspired stories curated by the Winter Wildlands Alliance. The 19th annual film lineup will be screening short films about: athletic pursuit in the mountains, artistic vision, friendship, and how the snowsports community is adapting to change.   All proceeds will raise funds for SnowSchool: an outdoor education program offered to local elementary schools. When: For two nights only! Friday, January 26th @ the Bishop Twin Theater- 5PM Saturday, January 27th @ the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Auditorium-  5PM Buy...

Event Series Backcountry Film Festival 2024

Backcountry Film Festival 2024

Friends of the Inyo is bringing back the Backcountry Film Festival in 2024! Join us for a night full of winter inspired stories curated by the Winter Wildlands Alliance. The 19th annual film lineup will be screening short films about: athletic pursuit in the mountains, artistic vision, friendship, and how the snowsports community is adapting to change.   All proceeds will raise funds for SnowSchool: an outdoor education program offered to local elementary schools. When: For two nights only! Friday, January 26th @ the Bishop Twin Theater- 5PM Saturday, January 27th @ the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Auditorium-  5PM Buy...