Events and Activities
Coloma Wildflower Walk!
Please join the Sierra Nevada Alliance for a one of a kind Poppy Walk, exploring the Caloma hills while admiring the wildflowers in this wonderful setting. With glowing orange fields overlooking the crystal water of the South Fork of the American River, the stunning contrasts and vibrant colors are a sight few have the fortune of witnessing.
The walk will be led by Alliance members Robin & Bill Center and by Jenny Hatch, the Alliance’s new Executive Director. Jenny looks forward to this walk's opportunity to learn about you and your interest in protecting the Sierra.
Don't miss out on this rare opportunity; sign-up TODAY!
Date: April 3rd, 2-5pm
Location: Coloma Foothills
Details: The river trail is steep in places but has a good flat bed. Hiking to the flowers takes about 15-20 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. Thank you for leaving dogs at home for this SNA event.
Cost: $25 per person (to support the Sierra Nevada Alliance)
Please email Shannon, or call 530-542-4546 ext 703 to reserve your spot, or online to sign up!
Earth Day Concert with the Foothill Conservancy!
Don’t miss bluegrass greats Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands at the historic Mokelumne Hill Town Hall on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. The event is a special Earth Day celebration to benefit Mokelumne River conservation and the Foothill Conservancy.
Tickets are on sale now: Adult tickets are $25 advance, $30 door; tickets for kids 12 and under are $15. For more information, click here, or call 209-223-3508.
Bird and Wildflower Walks: South Yuba River State Park!!
State Park Docents will lead guided easy two mile Wildflower Walks every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning on Sunday March 6 and continuing through at least May 8.
Resident Birding experts will also be leading guided two mile walks approximately once monthly through the early fall. Dates and details for both events are posted on the website.
Please click here to learn more about either event schedules.
TERC presents: North and South Lake Tahoe Science Expos!
UC Davis TERC is excited to announce the expansion of our successful Science Expo program to South Lake Tahoe. With funding from Soroptomist International of South Lake Tahoe, the Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD) is partnering with TERC to bring Science Expo to South Lake Tahoe (SLT). In addition to the five days of Science Expo at the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center on the North Shore (March 14 - 18), there will be three additional days of Science Expo (March 30 - April 1) at the Lake Tahoe Community College campus in South Lake Tahoe.
Volunteers are needed for both North and South Lake Science Expo dates!
Please sign up to volunteer with the North Lake and South Lake Expos with these links.
For more info on the science expos, click here!
Weathering Change: The Impact of Climate and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act on California’s Water
Climate change and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) will strongly influence water availability and allocation in California. UC Davis will be hosting a conference featuring keynote Kevin de Leon, President Pro Tem of the California State Senate, and a full day of sessions, panel discussions, and time to engage with academics, managers, and stakeholders.
Date: April 4-5, 2016. Please RSVP by March 27th.
Location: University of California, Davis, Conference Center
For more info or to RSVP, click here!
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
River Science Project Manager with SYRCL!
SYRCL is seeking a River Science Project Manager, as well as River Captains for the 2016 River Ambassador Program! The River Science Project Manager will be responsible for implementing SYRCL’s River Science Projects as part of SYRCL’s River Science Team.
Job description and application info here!
Watershed Coordinator: Alpine Watershed Group!
The Alpine Watershed Group is now hiring for the position of Watershed Coordinator. The Watershed Coordinator is responsible for managing and implementing all monitoring and restoration activities of the organization. The Coordinator also assists with event planning, outreach, office management and organizational fundraising.
Please submit resume and cover letter via email by March 31. Target start date: April 18, 2016.
Full job description available here!
Please direct all questions and applications to AWG Executive Director, Sarah Green.
Natural Resources Social Science Internship!
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a motivated individual to fill the six month position of a Natural Resources Social Science Intern. The intern will support the organization’s social science work, which occurs within context of natural resource management and rural development at the local, regional, and state-wide levels.
For additional information, please click here for vacancy and application info!
Grants Available for National Parks Centennial Celebrations
To honor the National Park Service’s 100th birthday in 2016, the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund (Cal Wildlands) has created a one-time National Parks Centennial Celebration grantmaking program to support community-based celebrations and events across California.
This is a one-time, special program that operates with its own guidelines, criteria, and application process.
More information here!
Rose Foundation's Anthony Grassroots Prize!
Rose Foundation's Anthony Grassroots Prize for outstanding grassroots environmental activism is now accepting nominations. The Anthony Grassroots Prize is a $1,000 cash award recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of grassroots environmental activism during the previous year. Either individuals or small organizations are eligible for nomination.
For more information, click here!
Wallace Global Fund Grants Available!
The Wallace Global Fund supports activities and movements that are global or national in scope. We will consider significant local or regional initiatives with the potential to leverage broader national or global impact. Proposals can be for either core or project-specific support.
For more information, click here!
2016 Environmental Education Grants Program
The EPA is now accepting applications for their 2016 Environmental Education Grants Program. Funded projects will support locally focused environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. The EPA is expecting to award up to three grants from each regional office for a total of about $2.7 million ($91,000 max per applicant).
For more information, click here!