What is SNAP?

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is proud to implement the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP). Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 28 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada. During their terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate and outreach to Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs. SNAP members gain skills and technical training, are mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and provide a meaningful impact to the communities of the Sierra Nevada. A living allowance, loan forbearance, and health care benefits are provided during the term of service, as well as an end-of-service education award.

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Outreach & Education

Watershed education with local school groups and community members through field trips, citizen science, tabling, and special events.

Monitoring

Water quality monitoring, restoration project monitoring, habitat assessments, and ecological surveys.

Restoration

Meadow and stream assessment, habitat restoration and mitigation projects, management of invasive species, native plants, and trail building.

Volunteer Coordination

Building and maintaining a community of volunteers for watershed steward programs, special events, river clean-ups, and restoration days.

SNAP’s Impact

Since 2007, SNAP members have served at over 40 Sierra conservation organizations and agencies

340

SNAP members served since 2007

16,000

Acres of restored habitat

3,800

Ecological sites monitored

180,000+

Individuals reached through outreach & education

37,500

Community volunteers recruited and supported by SNAP members

55,000

Total hours of service by SNAP members since 2007

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Sierra Conservation Organizations! Could you use e Sierra Conservation Organizations! Could you use extra staffing support during this time of economic uncertainty? Are you passionate about mentoring early career environmental stewards? If so, consider joining the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership and hosting members for an 11-month term, which begins in mid-October. Visit our website (link in bio) to learn more and apply today!⁠
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Today from 10am - 3pm we will be live on @westernw Today from 10am - 3pm we will be live on @westernwashingtonuniversity Employer Virtual Meet Up. Ready to answer your questions about SNAP 20-21! If you can't make it, don't worry! We'll be on again the next two Friday's, May 22 & 29.
The new @sierranevadaalliance website has a Sierra The new @sierranevadaalliance website has a Sierra Conservation job board. You can even sign up to receive weekly job updates. Check it out by clicking the link in our bio!⁠
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To address & recover from #COVID19 we need to tap To address & recover from #COVID19 we need to tap into Americans’ talent and commitment. The Pandemic Response & Opportunity Through National Service Act would: ⁠
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✅️Expand @AmeriCorps to 750,000 positions ⁠
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✅️Boost stipends ⁠
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✅Increase education awards⁠
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To really show frontline workers we’re grateful To really show frontline workers we’re grateful to them, we must give them the support they need. Expanding @AmeriCorps can help close the public health gap, reduce the burden on frontline workers & help us beat #COVID19. The Pandemic Response & Opportunity Through National Service Act will: ⁠
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o  Expand AmeriCorps to 750,000 positions over a three-year period. ⁠
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o  Boost the AmeriCorps living stipend so that individuals regardless of financial situation can participate. ⁠
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o  Provide educational grants worth up to two years of public university tuition. ⁠
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o  Ramp up Senior Corps tele-working technology. ⁠
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o  Prioritize recruitment of diverse, underserved populations including minority groups, individuals who have had contact with the juvenile justice system, and people with diverse abilities. ⁠
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o  Focus on projects aimed toward recovery: public health services, emergency logistics, workforce and reemployment services, education support (including for adult learners), and services that combat nutrition insecurity. ⁠
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Join @sierranevadaalliance in their Monthly Webina Join @sierranevadaalliance in their Monthly Webinar this Friday, May 8th at 11 am Featuring Tom Smith with the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory!⁠
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Registration in our bio!
Happy Giving Tuesday! This new day of giving was b Happy Giving Tuesday! This new day of giving was born out of an unprecedented need caused by the current pandemic. In this time, we've seen more than ever, the importance of the Sierra — for the outdoor spaces that provide release, refreshment and solace.⁠
Celebrate with us today! Today at 1 p.m. Post a photo of your happy place on your organizational and/or personal social accounts with the following hashtags #SierraNevadaAlliance and the #MyHappyPlace campaign with a social media thunderclap.⁠
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This thunderclap will highlight — the Sierra among other special lands⁠
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And if you are able, the Sierra Nevada Alliance could use your support as we continue to protect and restore the Sierra. ⁠
https://sierranevadaalliance.org/donate/ ⁠
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We currently have 15 Partner Organizations through We currently have 15 Partner Organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada, hosting 26 SNAP Members for the 2019-20 SNAP Program.⁠
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Applications for 2020-21 Full Term Host Sites are open from April 15 to May 22, 2020! Visit our bio for the link to our website.⁠
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Wondering how you can help your community during t Wondering how you can help your community during these difficult times? Join #californiansforall and learn how to support your neighbors while keeping yourself safe. A little kindness goes a long way 💫 Visit CaliforniansForAll.ca.gov to learn how you can help and to find resources if you need support.⁠
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Only a few days left to join the excitement! Becom Only a few days left to join the excitement! Become a member today, to join us in conservation work for the Sierra Nevada! ⁠
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All donations made between April 1st and 10pm on May 1st will be entered into a drawing to win a rafting trip, valued at $500, for up to 5 people, your pick of river and class, with Raft California! Raft California is a whitewater rafting outfitter with 13 rivers to offer with adventures from mild to wild! Trips range from mild Class 2 runs suitable for kids age 4+ to some of the most challenging Class 5 whitewater in the West! ⁠
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Visit our website to learn more and donate today!⁠
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We are looking for conservation orgs in the Sierra We are looking for conservation orgs in the Sierra to join our team this Fall! Learn how to host a SNAP member by visiting the link in our bio. ⁠
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Applications are due May 22! Contact Rachel Durben at rachel@sierranevadaalliance.org for any questions.

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Program administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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