This Earth Day, join over 50 Sierra Nevada Alliance Member Groups & partners in celebrating the Sierra! Engage in events, educational opportunities, and direct actions for conservation impact that will directly benefit, “The Range of Light!

Download our Earth Day Bingo Card for a chance to win tickets to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival happening April 22nd! For each activity you complete, post a photo, tag us @sierranevadaalliance, and use #sierraearthweek2021. Or email your photos to info@sierranevadaalliance.org. We will be announcing winners every Thursday (April 15 & April 22)!

Mother Nature Monday

Monday April 19th

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
TINS is sponsoring an Earth Day wildlife photo contest. Send in your best wildlife (or bird) photo to be entered to win a Patagonia prize.

Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Conservation Open Space Area Volunteer Restoration Working Lunch

Truckee River Watershed Council’s Self-Guided Restoration Tour

Tahoe Nature Activity Book
TINS is creating another Tahoe Nature Activity Book for 3-5 grade students. It will launch on earth day and be available online and via hard copy for free.

All Week:

  • High Sierra Energy Foundation Green Business Trivia & Raffle
  • Mono County Trailhead and Trout Trivia

Learn More

Virtual Bioblitz with Sierra Streams Institute
Help us ID wildlife from our game cameras on Zooniverse

Join the dark sky movement and turn off outside lights at night to protect wildlife and save energy

Download the Citizen Science Tahoe app, to share your observations of Lake Tahoe with scientists to help researchers better understand conditions around the lake

Take Care Tuesday

Tuesday April 20th

Sequoia Riverlands Trust
Information on biodiversity in the Central Valley and iNaturalist introduction. Posted to @sequoiariverlands Instagram

Sign up for Tahoe’s Bike Challenge
Ride your bike and win prizes from Tahoe local businesses and individuals for the Tahoe Bike Challenge!

Earth Day Art Contest
Sierra State Parks Foundation. All age contest runs March 25 to April 16. Winners announced April 22

Green Power Lunch with High Sierra Energy Foundation, Eastern Sierra Certified Green Businesses, and Mammoth/Bishop Disposal (virtual).
1-2pm. Free Lunch sponsored by Volunteer Eastern Sierra. Register in Advance for Zoom Link and FREE lunch promo code.

Eat three vegetarian meals (no beef, chicken, fish or pork) to reduce your carbon footprint

Sea, Earth & Sky: 31st Annual Nevada Medal A Virtual Event with the Desert Research Institute
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5 – 6 p.m. PDT Celebrating the Spirit of Scientific Exploration, Discovery and Innovation.

Athlete Ambassador Panel (Virtual)
5-6 pm. Includes some Truckee, Mono County, and Mammoth based athletes.

Walk, bike, or ride the bus instead of driving
Learn how to get around car-free

Learn how to send a postcard to the President or write a letter to the newspaper editor to address climate change – your voice matters!

Clean Water Wednesday

Wednesday April 21st

Sequoia Riverlands Trust: Information on water scarcity in the Central Valley and a list of ways to conserve water posted to @sequoiariverlands Instagram

4-6 pm Earth Week Partner Kick Off & Speaker Panel (TBD Location, in person and Virtual) — Speaker Topics: single use plastics and trail conservation, includes Truckee/Mono , County/Kernville Speakers as well as American Perimeter Trail rep

Pick up dog poop on your neighborhood walk to help protect water clarity

Self Guided Tour of 3 Restoration Sites in the Middle Truckee Watershed! (doesn’t have to be on Wednesday, people can go any day) Truckee River Watershed Council

Lee Vining Drive Electric Earth Day and Vehicle Tour (Gus Hess Park, Lee Vining, CA). Drive Electric Earth Day is a collaboration between High Sierra Energy Foundation, Eastern Sierra Electric Auto Association, Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association

Complete Keep Tahoe Blue’s Preserve a Plant activity

Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Conservation Open Space Area Volunteer Restoration Working Lunch

Take the Tahoe Keeper Quiz – Learn how to self-inspect your canoe, kay­ak, paddleboard, or fishing gear, and make sure you Clean, Drain, and Dry between waterbodies. It’s quick and easy!

  1. Visit tahoekeepers.org
  2. Watch the short video and learn about self-inspecting your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard.
  3. Take the quiz
    • You will then receive your Tahoe Keeper credential packet with a sticker to show you’ve done your part to protect Lake Tahoe.

Trash Free Thursday

Thursday April 22nd

 Mono Lake Committee and Mono350 Trash Clean-up – 9-2 Mammoth Disposal and High Sierra Energy Foundation booths, Trout and Trails Trivia Challenge, Art Upcycle Projects and Mammoth Lakes High School Recycle art show, 10-12 Drive Electric Earth Day and Vehicle Tours; 12:30-1 Wok N Nature “Pleasures of Presence” virtual nature mediation. 3-4 pm “Quarantine Kitchen: How to Reduce Food Waste” Hosted by CalFresh, Community Service Solutions

Keep Tahoe Blue Earth Day Clean-up

  • During snowmelt, trash can become exposed. Help us celebrate Earth Month and kick off the warm season by joining us for a physically distanced cleanup!
  • RSVPs required for this event. TO RSVP, please complete a waiver here.

Sequoia Riverlands Trust: Clean up your carbon footprint infographic of ways to decrease carbon footprint and improve air quality poster to @sequoiariverlands Instagram page

Mammoth High School Recycle Art Project on Display at Lee Vining Gus Hess Community Park, Lee Vining CA. 9-2

4-5 pm: Mono County Drive Electric Earth Day and Owners Panel (Virtual) — Highsierraenergy.org/EarthWeek2021

Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Environmental Management Office Staff Conservation Open Space Area Trash Clean Up Day

Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival
Friday April 23 – Sunday 25th, 7-9 pm. Free Registration

Do your part to Keep Wildlife Wild by securing trash with bear-proof bins

Healthy Forest Friday

Friday April 23rd

Sugar Pine seedling give away at South Lake Tahoe Schools by Sugar Pine Foundation

Create Defensible Space – Create or maintain your defensible space and increase the chance of your home surviving a wildfire.

El Dorado County & Georgetown Divide RCDs Conifer Seedling Giveaway in Placerville.

Mounatain Area Preservation – Wild & Scenic Festival & Auction April 23-April 30th & Save Tahoe petition and campaign awareness during Earth Day week, www.protectourmountains.org

4-5 pm Green Happy Hour (Virtual) — Mono County Drive Electric Earth Day & Eastern Sierra Electric Auto Association Owners Panel

Learn how to grow your own garden by signing up for a free class

Send it Sustainably Saturday

Saturday April 24th

Sequoia Riverlands Trust: Earth Day Exploration event 9am-2pm featuring Earth Walk, macroinvertebrate investigation, snacks and Pinecone Bird feeder stations at Homer and Dry Creek Preserve

Bishop Paiute Tribe & Bishop Area Climbers Coalition Collaboration Trash Clean Up Day

Complete the City of South Lake Tahoe’s nature scavenger hunt

Bishop Disposal, Inyo 350, Sierra Trash Eliminators, Tangle Free Waters — Trash Clean Up, donuts and coffee, photos. Bishop CA

Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Earth Day Youth Art Contest submissions due on 4/30

Practice the Leave No Trace principles to protect the environment

El Dorado County & Georgetown Divide RCDs Sierra Foothills Ecology Scavenger Hunt. This self-guided scavenger hunt can be completed anytime throughout Earth Week.

Bear Yuba Land Trust Presents: NatureFest 2021 CONTACT: Felicia Dunn- Community Engagement Manger felicia@bylt.org / (530) 272-5994 x 207

11-5 High Sierra Energy Foundation, Volunteer Eastern Sierra, & Mammoth/Bishop Disposal — Upcycle Art Project Booth in Mammoth (@Distant Brewery)

Save the Planet Sunday

Sunday April 25th

10 – 12:30, Forest Bathing walk (location TBD)

Support Senate Bill 52, a bill to help promote and preserve Nevada’s uniquely dark skies. Friends of Nevada Wilderness

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