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Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife, and communities.

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This weekend is the last weekend of the Great Sierra River Cleanup! You can participate in taking care of our iconic rivers by participating with two of our member groups in the clean up events they are hosting this Saturday! ⁠
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To learn more about the event and find details on locations visit the link in our bio. To view a map of other cleanup locations throughout the state, visit www.coastalcleanupday.org.⁠
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It's not too late to sign up! Don't miss this month's webinar -- a free nature journaling class with Lorna Burkhard. Sign up for this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.! Registration link in bio.⁠
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Nature journaling helps people grow their observation skills, connect to the natural environment on a deeper level, and share and receive knowledge about nature. The practice of studying and drawing nature is a relaxing activity that is great for the brain and connects participants to their senses.⁠
As we near the end of this SNAP term, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to the 2020-2021 SNAP cohort!! In the face of an extremely difficult year affected by a global pandemic, this cohort has continued to serve their host sites and the Sierra Nevada with dedication and creativity. We welcome back those who will be returning for a second term, and are cheering on those who are moving on to new endeavors! ⁠
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#AmeriCorps #GettingThingsDone #ServeTheSierra @californiavolunteers
Don't miss out on the next Alliance monthly webinar! Join us September 16th at 7:30 p.m. for a nature journaling class with Lorna Burkhard. Registration link in bio!
Did you know that the Sierra Nevada provides more than 60% of California's water? Our watersheds need your help! Find a cleanup event near you (link in bio) and join us on September 18th for the 2021 Great Sierra River Cleanup!⁠
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#greatsierrarivercleanup #californiacoastalcleanupday #loveyourwatershed
The Sierra Nevada Alliance office and staff have been evacuated with the other ~55k people from the Caldor Fire. 🔥 Our hearts have been shattered by the massive devastation to the Sierra Nevada this summer. We are exceptionally grateful to the heroic efforts of the fire fighters and emergency personnel working these disasters. 

We MUST do more to protect the Sierra from climate change! Please consider donating to help us expand our forest, watershed, and climate program work! 

https://sierranevadaalliance.org/donate/
Attention all Alliance Member Groups!!!⁠
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Don't forget to register for our upcoming virtual Member Group Meeting, Wednesday, September 8th from 9:30am-12:00pm.  Let us reconnect over Sierra-focused workshops, speakers, board elections, and the option to attend our Poster Session from 12:30-3:00pm with SNAP & Sierra Corps fellows!⁠
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RSVP at the link in bio.⁠
Are you ready for the Great Sierra River Cleanup?! ⁠
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If you're hosting a clean-up event, make sure that you've ordered the equipment and supplies you need! You can find the supply order form at the link in bio. ⁠
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If you're not hosting a clean-up, check out all the events across the Sierra (and the state!) on the California Coastal Commission website. Join thousands of other volunteers across California to pick up trash at beaches and waterways impacted by our pollution! ⁠
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#greatsierrarivercleanup #coastalcleanupday2021
Apply now, it's not too late! We are looking for motivated individuals to join us in protecting and restoring Sierra Nevada ecosystems and communities. We work with host sites across the Sierra on environmental education, volunteer engagement, and watershed restoration and monitoring. Positions range from being mostly office-based to primarily fieldwork. Check them out on the @sierranevadaalliance website!⁠
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The upcoming SNAP term runs from November 2021-October 2022. To learn more, please follow the link in our bio.
Did you know California is redrawing district lines this year? The Commission is required to define the geographic boundaries for the Congressional Districts, State Senate districts, State Assembly districts, and State Board of Equalization districts so that they contain reasonably equal populations. The 2010 Commission engaged in meetings throughout the State to identify communities of interest. Many of the meetings occurred during the and on weekends to make them more accessible to Californians.⁠
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Once the Commission has agreed on the geographic boundaries of the districts, the districts will be displayed on four maps: one map displaying the revised Congressional districts, a second map displaying the revised State Senate districts, a third map displaying the revised State Assembly districts, and a fourth map displaying the revised State Board of Equalization districts.⁠
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To be approved, each map must receive the affirmative vote of at least three Commissioners who are Democrats, three Commissioners who are Republicans and three Commissioners from neither of those parties. Once the Commission has approved the final maps, the maps are submitted to the Secretary of State with a report explaining the basis on which the Commission made its decisions.⁠
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#wedrawthelines #California #Citizens #Redistricting #Commission #state #assembly #senate #AD #SD #BOE #congress #census #civicengagement #fairrepresentation #fairmaps #represented #maps #boundaries
Sierra Nevada Alliance Student Ambassadors were proud to be acknowledged at this week’s Tahoe Environmental Summit for their stewardship work educating the public and visitors. It was also a great privilege to be able to meet Deb Haaland, first indigenous woman to be elected to U.S. Secretary of the Interior! 
#debhaaland #takecaretahoe #sierranevada #laketahoe

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