What’s Happening

For two decades, Friends of the Inyo has put hands on the land every summer season. We work to keep trails safe and clean, and to keep trailheads and other popular recreation spots beautiful and inviting. We host several volunteer clean-up events throughout the summer. But since the pandemic, the situation is different.

As you have likely noticed, our Eastern Sierra public lands are being negatively affected by the recent surge of visitation and intense use during and after the lockdowns. These effects are compounded by both the inability to hold past clean-up events and a lack of resources for management and oversight during the pandemic. So, trash litters our trails and collects in our water. We can’t stand by and let that happen.

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What Can I Do
  • Join us in picking up trash at your favorite spots!

Going on a day hike? Bring a grocery bag to fill. Going into the backcountry? Bring an extra zip-lock for the trash you find. Want to be like our Trail Ambassador Lindsay? Bring heavy-duty garbage bags and fill them up!

  • Join one of our upcoming volunteer events

Friends of the Inyo offers 6 or more stewardship events every year including June Lake Trails Day, National Public Lands Day, and other opportunities. Check our calendar here, and RSVP today!

  • Join the Eastern Sierra Trash Eliminators on Facebook!

The Sierra Trash Eliminators is a group dedicated to eliminating trash here in the Eastern Sierra. Friends of the Inyo proudly supports them, having donated a dozen trash grabbers and hundreds of trash bags. Join the group to find safe and socially-distant clean up events as well as discussion on what areas need our attention. Click here to request to join their group on Facebook.

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What Can I Do? Join us in picking up trash at your favorite spots! Going on a day hike? Bring a grocery bag to fill. Going into the backcountry? Bring an extra ziplock for the trash you find. Want to be like our Trail Ambassador Lindsay? Bring heavy-duty garbage bags and fill them up! Join the Eastern Sierra Trash Eliminators on Facebook! The Sierra Trash Eliminators is a group dedicated to eliminating trash here in the Eastern Sierra. Friends of the Inyo proudly supports them, having donated a dozen trash grabbers and hundreds of trash bags. Join the group to…