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Last call for Half-Term SNAP Applications! ⁠
Do you want to serve the Sierra by working with a conservation organization this spring and summer? Half-Term SNAP Member applications are due on Monday, February 8th, for 11 unique and inspiring positions across the Sierra. Learn vegetation monitoring and management skills, help with post-wildfire reforestation, engage with community stewardship efforts and more in these 5-month AmeriCorps positions. Visit our website to learn more and apply now!⁠
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#service #californiavolunteers #americorps #servethesierra #sierranevada #conservation #community #restoration #environmentaleducation #climatechange #collaboration
Interested in all things Sierra? 🌲🐻🏞️ ⁠
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We send out a biweekly Sierra Resource newsletter that provides readers with the latest Sierra Conservation events, advocacy issues, news, jobs and more.⁠
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Subscribe by following the link in our bio!
A new survey of 2,325 adults nationwide shows that Americans overwhelmingly feel that it is⁠
important for the Biden administration to prioritize initiatives that will bring the country together, and⁠
by just as overwhelming margins, they think that national service programs are an excellent way to do⁠
so. Some results from the #serviceyear and #changeresearch poll show:⁠
 - 77% of Americans, including majorities of both Democrats and Republicans, support an expansion of national service;⁠
- 67% of Americans believe the Biden-Harris administration should prioritize programs that can help to heal divides in the country;⁠
- And, 63% of Americans feel national service is a program that can do just that.⁠
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Currently, there are only about 65,000 national service positions available. The CORPS Act could expand this number significantly and create many more opportunities for Americans to participate in National Service.⁠
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#americorps #californiavolunteers #service #community #serveamericatogether #volunteer #teamwork #healingdivides #nationalservice
Snow has definitely arrived in the Sierra! Here are some tips from Caltrans to review before you hit the roads:⁠
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-Allow enough time. Trips in and to the mountains can take longer during winter than other times of the year, especially if you encounter storm conditions or icy roads. Get an early start and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.⁠
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-Keep your gas tank full. It may be necessary to change routes or turn back during a bad storm or you may be caught in a traffic delay.⁠
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-Keep windshield and windows clear. You may want to stop at a safe turnout to use a snow brush or scraper. Use the car defroster and a clean cloth to keep the windows free of fog.⁠
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-Slow down. A highway speed of 65 miles per hour may be safe in dry weather, but an invitation for trouble on snow and ice. Snow and ice make stopping distances much longer, so keep your seat belt buckled and leave more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Bridge decks and shady spots can be icy when other areas are not. Remember to avoid sudden stops and quick direction changes.⁠
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-Be more observant. Visibility is often limited in winter by weather conditions. Slow down and watch for other vehicles that have flashing lights, visibility may be so restricted during a storm that it is difficult to see the slow moving equipment.⁠
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-When stalled, stay with your vehicle and try to conserve fuel while maintaining warmth. Be alert to any possible exhaust or monoxide problems.⁠
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-Give snowplows room to work. A "strike team" may include several plow trucks, including Tow Plows and wing plows using multiple lanes on a major highway. Stay at least four (4) car lengths back from snowplows and snow removal equipment.⁠
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-Salt brine trucks as well as sand and cinderspreading trucks have signs saying "Stay Back". This is for your safety since material can be spread/sprayed across multiple lanes.⁠
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-Equipment operators must focus on snow removal and cannot always watch out for motorists. Refrain from, or use extreme caution, when passing snow removal equipment.⁠
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AND Take a deep breath! Your safety is what's most important. For more tips and road conditions, visit https://dot.ca.gov/
Sunday SNAP Spotlight! 💫⁠
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, SNAP Members Helen (pictured) and Baylee cleaned up trash around Idlewild Park, a public park adjacent to the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada. The 49-acre Idlewild park is one of Reno's most popular public spaces, a busy spot located about a mile and a half from the downtown area, and home to baseball fields, ponds, picnic areas, a playground, a skatepark, and more. Helen and Baylee walked the park's paths and picked up three trash bags worth of garbage.⁠
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MLK Day of Service is a day for remembering Dr. King's work to create equality and justice in our communities. Public open spaces represent equality, offering access to all people, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or other factors. Public parks provide a place to exercise, breathe fresh air, and connect with nature. Big thanks to Helen and Baylee for their service to provide cleaner parks, helping all members of the community enjoy and appreciate these open spaces and honoring Dr. King's legacy.⁠
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#californiavolunteers #americorps #serviceyear #adayonnotadayoff #mlkday2021 #community #cleanparks #idlewildparkreno #openspacesforall #gratitude #bethechange #restoration #sierranevada #truckeeriver
We are looking for conservation groups who share our mission in protecting and restoring the Sierra! ⁠
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Becoming an Alliance Member Group opens access to exclusive resources, workshops, and capacity building opportunities. Learn more about out 2021 Member Group Benefits by visiting our website (linkinbio)⁠
Sunday SNAP Spotlight!💫⁠
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We're hiring! SNAP has 11 Half Term positions, with service terms from April 5th - September 18th. Serve the Sierra through watershed restoration, community engagement and environmental education projects with organizations in Nevada City, Bishop, Sonora, Tahoe City and Quincy, California. Benefits include a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of service. More details, including position descriptions and application materials are available on our website.⁠
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#service #americorps #californiavolunteers #restoration #conservation #watershed #climatechange #sierranevada #nowhiring #community #volunteer
We're hiring! Are you interested in serving the Sierra? Applications for our half-term positions open TOMORROW!⁠
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We're hiring half-term SNAP members to serve from April 5 - September 18 with conservation organizations across the Sierra. Learn watershed restoration and assessment skills, educate communities and engage with motivated volunteers in each community. Visit our website for more details (link in bio).⁠
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#americorps #sierranevada #conservation #gettingthingsdone #environmentaleducation #restoration
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 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 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

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