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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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The Sierra Nevada Alliance exists to elevate and support Sierra ecosystems and communities.

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Every Sierra ecosystem and community is healthy, resilient, and collectively cared for through thriving partnerships, as a legacy for future generations.

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California Forward and PolicyLink – two nonprofit organizations committed to building equitable economies for all – are collaborating to support the successful implementation of the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF). ⁠
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This Fund intends to promote regional collaboratives across the state that will support more equitable, resilient, and inclusive regional economies by enabling connectivity, partnership and accountability, between the state, regional planning entities and communities. ⁠
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The Alliance is looking forward to the benefits this program will provide by identifying workforce development needs (such as affordable housing) in the Sierra Nevada.⁠
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To learn more about this unique opportunity, check out the Fact Sheet in our Linkin.bio or visit cafwd.app.box.com/s/8ltbaynymq2cxzjz8gvo4l9wc2rocoaf⁠
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The Sierra Nevada is a dog's dream with endless trails and abundant streams and lakes to play in. Whether it's winter or summer, our pets' waste can have harmful effects on the waterways if we don’t do our part to pick up after our furry friends. ⁠
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Dog waste contains diseases that can be passed to humans and other animals. It also carries lots of nutrients that contribute to the growth of weeds and algae. ⁠
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It takes a village to Save the Sierra. And Our friends over at IVGID and Tahoe Water Suppliers Association work hard to educate and engage the public and responsibly enjoy the Lake Tahoe region. Learn more about their programs and get some ideas about what you can do to keep our waterways clean and pristine. ⁠
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Check out our linkin.bio or visit: www.yourtahoeplace.com/news/the-scoop-on-dog-poop⁠
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Visit https://sierranevadaalliance.org/watershed/ to learn more about the Alliance's collaborative efforts to protect and restore Sierra watersheds - the lifeblood of California and Nevada. ⁠
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We are currently recruiting host sites for half-term Sierra Nevada AmeriCorp Partnership (SNAP) members. ⁠
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SNAP members serve 900 hours from mid-April through the end of September for nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the Sierra. They help implement restoration projects, educate local students and community members, and recruit and manage volunteers.⁠
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To learn more about becoming a host site, check out our Linkin.bio or visit sierranevadaalliance.org/become-a-snap-host-site. You may also contact seth@sierranevadaalliance⁠.⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #SNAP #SNAPhostsite #gettingthingsdone #nonprofit #dogood
We don't call it #SierraShine for nothing!⁠
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Unfortunately we have been seeing more litter pilling up across the Sierra over the past few months. At the Alliance we encourage our staff, and all others who visit the Sierra, to keep the mountains pristine by following #LeaveNoTrace practices. Help us keep the snow glistening and the Sierra shining for weeks to come. ⁠
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For more information check out our Linkin.bio or visit https://lnt.org/⁠
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If you’re a fan of one of the best books about forests and trees – The Wild Trees by Richard Preston - then our friends at the Sugar Pine Foundation (SPF) have a great story for you. ⁠
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SPF Program Manager Tressa Gibbard just published a wonderful story about finding the tallest Sitka Spruce trees within the forests of California’s coast, alongside famed tall-trees discoverers Michael Taylor and Dr. Steve Sillett. After searching for more than 20 years for a truly giant Sitka Spruce, Taylor tells Gibbard that “no one had ever found a non-redwood over 100 m in modern times.” ⁠
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At the Alliance, it's stories like this that drive us to protect these trees and create connections with the California Wilderness. To learn how the Alliance's forestry program helps protect and build resilient forests visit sierranevadaalliance.org/forests/⁠
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Find the rest of the story in Sugar Pine Foundation’s blog and share in Tressa Gibbard’s wonder here: sugarpinefoundation.org/finding-the-elusive-100m-non-redwood-with-michael-taylor-and-steve-sillett⁠
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Calling all climate crusaders! ⁠
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After receiving a historic $62 billion for clean energy investments, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Clean Energy Corps. DOE is seeking 1,000 new employees, from all levels of experience, to help move the country towards clean energy and climate resilience. This marks the greatest expansion of the Energy Department's workforce since 1977 and will be crucial to create a sustainable future nationwide. ⁠
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At the Alliance, our CivicSpark Climate Fellowship program helps support these energy goals throughout the Sierra. To donate to the Alliance's efforts to combat climate change and #savethesierra visit www.sierranevadaalliance.org/donate. ⁠
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To learn more check out our linkin.bio or visit energy.gov/CleanEnergyCorps⁠
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This winter, the Sierra Streams Institute (SSI), a SNAP host site and Alliance Member Group, is taking time to re-evaluate their stream monitoring sites along Deer Creek and Bear River after 20 years of monitoring. They're taking a look to determine which of their 29 sites are high priority and which can take a little break. ⁠
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Former SNAP member Daisy Shadlich shows us one of many restoration projects SSI has been working on along the South Yuba River at the Hoyt's Crossing Bridge. The Alliance is proud to support watershed restoration efforts throughout the Sierra with the incredible help of our SNAP members.⁠
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To support watershed restoration and all Alliance efforts, stop by www.sierranevadaalliance.org/donate today. ⁠
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For more information on SSI's new monitoring sites check out our linkin.bio or visit https://sierrastreamsinstitute.org/2021/12/17/data-update-changing-our-monitoring-sites/⁠
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SNAP Spotlight 💫⁠
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Lauren Benefield is serving her first term as the Environmental Educator for the South Tahoe Public Utility District (STPUD). ⁠
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Although originally from Fredericksburg, VA, Lauren has traveled the world. She received her BA in History from George Mason University before traveling to Ireland to pursue her MPhil in Medieval History from Trinity College-Dublin. After receiving her Master's, Lauren became the Education Specialist AmeriCorps Member at Bannack State Park in Montana.⁠
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At STPUD, Lauren works to educate the public about water conservation in South Lake Tahoe by collaborating with South Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition to bring high quality environmental education programs to K-12 students in Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas. She works in conjunction with other South Lake NGO's to plan public events such as Earth Week. Lauren is most looking forward to educating students and members of the public about water conservation and its importance in the Sierra Nevada's.⁠
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We are so excited to have Lauren with us this term and are grateful for her contribution to serve the Sierra. ⁠
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To learn more about SNAP or become a member yourself, check out our Linkin.bio or visit bit.ly/SNAPProgram. ⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #SNAP #AmeriCorps #southlaketahoepublicutilitydistrict #stupd #gettingthingsdone #servethesierra #SNAPspotlight
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' " - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.⁠
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.⁠
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At the Alliance we are grateful for our incredible SNAP members as they serve communities throughout the Sierra today and everyday. ⁠
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For more information check out our Linkin.bio or visit americorps.gov/newsroom/events/mlk-day⁠
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We're #GettingThingsDone !⁠
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The Alliance is hiring two half-term SNAP positions, including an Education & Outreach Assistant with the Alliance and Sierra Club in South Lake Tahoe, and an Education Technician with the Sequoia Riverlands Trust in Visalia, CA. These full-time positions will serve from February 15 to July 31 of this year. ⁠
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The SNAP program is an incredible opportunity for members to gain employable skills and technical training. Each member is mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and provides a meaningful impact to Sierra Nevada communities.⁠
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For more information, please contact Seth Connolly at seth@sierranevadaalliance or visit sierranevadaalliance.org/join-snap for more information and to apply. ⁠
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