Friends of the Inyo eNewsletter

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Winter turns to spring this month. Lots happening in the Eastern Sierra. But if you don’t read Friends of the Inyo’s ‘The Juniper,’ you’ll never know!

A bountiful, snowy winter. An impending flowerful spring. Lots of opportunities for engagement in water advocacy, exploration in Southern Inyo County, giving toward Eastern Sierra public lands protection by becoming a Friends of the Inyo business sponsor, and more! Read all about it in Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter, which is hot off the press! Happy reading…and if you like what you read, happy sharing!

Big Pine Paiute Tribe Seeks Garden Manager – Apply by 5 pm (PST) Thursday, March 9!

The Environmental Department of the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley is looking to hire a Garden Manager to care for and expand its garden and farmers market, as well as to conduct community outreach. This is a 32-hour per week position with benefits. Click here to view qualifications, salary range based on experience, and other job details, as well as to download an application. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm (PST) Thursday, March 9. Please help spread the word.

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!

What a Year for kids to learn about snow: At SnowSchool with Friends…of the Inyo!

By Lindsay Butcher, Stewardship Director SnowSchool is the nation’s largest on-snow winter ecology education program, with more than 30,000 annual participants at 60 sites across the United States. Developed by Winter Wildlands Alliance (WWA) to introduce underserved K-12 students to snow science and the wonder of winter landscapes, SnowSchool combines hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered outdoor exploration. The kiddos learn what the water cycle is and the part humans play in it, what our local watershed looks like and where we get our water from, where it goes, winter adaptations of animals/humans/plants, water-snow equivalency, and how to dig a snow…

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.