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Join us next Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. Join us next Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. for our January webinar! Learn about the birds of the Tahoe Basin with Sarah Hockensmith, Outreach Director at the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. Register at the link in bio!⁠
Today is the last day to turn in 2021 Host Site Ap Today is the last day to turn in 2021 Host Site Applications for the upcoming SNAP half-term. Visit our website or contact Program Director Rachel Durben at rachel@sierranevadaalliance.org for questions.
Sunday SNAP Spotlight! 💫⁠ To celebrate and ho Sunday SNAP Spotlight! 💫⁠
To celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., AmeriCorps members across the country are participating in service projects this month, focused on strengthening community connections and support. SNAP's incredible members in Bishop, who are serving with the Bishop Paiute Tribe and Eastern Sierra Land Trust  have begun an MLK Beloved Letter Writing Campaign, to celebrate and connect their community members. Local students will write letters to senior citizens, front line workers and first responders, to let them know they are beloved and appreciated. SNAP members are identifying letter recipients, supporting student letter writing, and facilitating letter delivery, embodying one of the missions envisioned by Dr. King: ⁠
"Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives."⁠
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#service #americorps #mlkday2021 #community #beloved #writeletters #connection #strongertogether #bethechange #californiavolunteers #sierranevada #easternsierralandtrust #bishoppaiutetribe
Register now for the Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthl Register now for the Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Tahoe Birds with Sarah Hockensmith⁠
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January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm⁠
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Happy New Year from all of us at SNAP!💫⁠ As w Happy New Year from all of us at SNAP!💫⁠
As we enter into 2021, we're so grateful for all SNAP members past and present who share their dedication to service in the Sierra. We hope this new year brings opportunities for all of us to safely work together, sharing moments of connection and joy. Wishing all of you a bright and healthy 2021!⁠
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#californiavolunteers #americorps #serviceyear #conservation #teamwork #restoration #volunteer #yosemite #climatechange #watersheds #sierra #mountains #environment #happynewyear #2021
Sunday SNAP Spotlight!⁠ ⁠ We're looking for so Sunday SNAP Spotlight!⁠
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We're looking for some great conservation organizations to host Half Term SNAP Members in 2021! The service term is April 5 - September 18, 2021, and Members will serve a minimum of 900 hours doing work focused on watershed restoration and assessment, environmental education, and volunteer coordination in the Sierra. Visit our website to learn more and apply today! Applications are due by 5pm on January 11, 2021.⁠
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#americorps #californiavolunteers #service #teamwork #restoration #environmentaleducation #conservation #watersheds #climatechange #volunteerism
Happy Watershed Wednesday!⁠ This week we are loo Happy Watershed Wednesday!⁠
This week we are looking at the Merced River watershed! This watershed encompasses 1,726 square miles in the central Sierra Nevada. You can find the Merced River’s headwaters in Yosemite National Park, and it joins the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley just outside of Newman, CA. Multiple Native American groups have lived along the Merced River for thousands of years -- most notably the Sierra Miwok in Yosemite Valley and along the Upper Merced River, the Plains Miwok along lower sections of the Merced, and the Paiute in the upper reaches of the watershed. The Merced River is a popular recreation destination with multiple Wild and Scenic sections. It is most well known today for its course through the southern part Yosemite National Park, where visitors admire its thundering waterfalls and peaceful meanders. ⁠
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Photo by Kylir Horton, 29 September 2012.⁠
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#watershedwednesday #sierranevada #mercedriver #wildandscenic #yosemite
We are so grateful for our community of supporters We are so grateful for our community of supporters during our Give Back Tahoe campaign! Thanks to YOU we've won the $1,500 grand challenge grant and raised $3,989. ⁠
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Together, our efforts will go towards protecting this irreplaceable habitat and it's resources for years to come!⁠
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Today is the last day of our Give Back Tahoe campa Today is the last day of our Give Back Tahoe campaign! We are so grateful for everyone who has already given. 🥰❤️⁠
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If you'd still like to contribute to protecting the Sierra, please follow to link in our bio!
Sunday SNAP Spotlight!💫⁠ Lexi is serving her Sunday SNAP Spotlight!💫⁠
Lexi is serving her second term as the Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Alliance, and is also lending her many talents to the Tahoe Area chapter of Sierra Club.⁠
Lexi grew up in Oakland, California and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Environmental Policy. She started to gain a deeper interest in conservation through childhood visits to national parks and high school trips that focused on ecology and science education. At college, she realized that she was most interested in western land and water policy, and is excited for the opportunity to contribute to the protection and restoration of the ecosystem and landscape of the Sierra Nevada at the Sierra Nevada Alliance! We are thrilled to have Lexi with us for a second term and so grateful for her commitment to serving the Sierra.⁠
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#service #americorps #californiavolunteers #serviceyear #sierranevada #ecology #gratitude #conservation #environmentalpolicy #sierraclub #servethesierra #restoration #water #mountains
What are your plans for Saturday night? One $5 don What are your plans for Saturday night? One $5 donation could mean a lifetime of positive impact in the future of Sierra conservation.⁠
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Donate now with the link in our bio! ❤️
As little as $5 could make a major impact in prote As little as $5 could make a major impact in protecting the Sierra. Donate now until Dec. 15th to our Give Back Tahoe campaign, and we could win up to $1,500 in challenge grants! ⁠
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Link to donate is in our bio ❤️

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