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The Sierra is severely impacted by the effects of the global climate crisis.

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Protecting and restoring Sierra rivers for their remarkable scenic, recreational, habitat, and historic values.

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

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

We are a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which we achieve by empowering and collaborating with our partners.

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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Attention all Alliance Member Groups!!!⁠
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!⁠
RSVP at the link in bio.⁠
Are you ready for the Great Sierra River Cleanup?! ⁠
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. ⁠
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! ⁠
#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!⁠
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.⁠
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.⁠
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.⁠
#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
SNAP 21-22 Applications are still open! ⁠
Make sure to turn in your SNAP app, AmeriCorps app, and send your resume & cover letter to before August 15th!
This week we say, “So long and thank you for your service,” to our dear Rachel Durben! 

Rachel served with the SNAP Program as a Member with Sierra Streams Institute prior to working as the SNAP Program Director for the Alliance. She brought such grace, thoughtfulness consideration, heart and patience with everything she worked on. She has lead our BIPOC engagement and sensitivity improvements during the last few years teaching us all. She has advocated for greater pay for our Members and enhanced enrichment (using creativity and innovation during Covid shutdowns). There is so much we could say, but words really aren’t enough. Rachel is moving on to grow her career with our friends and partners at Great Basin Institute. 

Rachel, we all love you and will miss your presence at the Alliance! 

-Jenny Hatch, Executive Director
Join our Youth Ambassadors at Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe at 9:00 AM on MONDAY AUGUST 9 to help clean up our beaches and learn a little more about what our ambassadors have been up to! Can't wait to see you there! Check out the link in bio for more info about this event. ⁠
#laketahoe #keeptahoeblue #volunteer #cleanupday #sierranevada #service
Looking for a job where you can make a difference? The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Program is recruiting for the 16th cohort of members who have a passion for the environment, communities and service. Full-term positions begin in November and run through September, 2022. SNAP Members serve with conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range, supporting ecological restoration, monitoring, education and community engagement projects. Visit our website to see position descriptions and benefits, and apply today!⁠
#americorps #serviceyear #californiavolunteers #conservation #sierranevada #watersheds #forests #ecology #environmentaleducation #bethechange #makeadifference #community
How does redistricting affect you? Visit the California Citizens Redistricting Commission's website to find out: The Sierra Nevada Alliance is helping get the word out about California's Redistricting process.  Where the lines are drawn affects who is elected to represent us and how policies are enacted that can influence environmental conservation efforts. ⁠
#wedrawthelines #California #Citizens #Redistricting #Commission #state #assembly #senate #AD #SD #BOE #congress #census #civicengagement #fairrepresentation #represented #maps #boundaries

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