Events and Activities
Cycle The Sierra: 2017 Registration Open
Cycle the Sierra is an annual cycling event that takes place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. This fully supported, five-day journey takes riders on a 300-mile loop through breathtaking country, beneath granite peaks, through evergreen forests and to alpine hot springs.
Date: Fri. June 16 - Tues. June 20, 2017
Location: Northern California
Please click here for more info.
Clean Tahoe: Bike Path Cleanup
Join Clean Tahoe as they celebrate the Tahoe Bike Challenge with a community Bike Path Cleanup event! Volunteers will meet at three locations throughout South Tahoe to pick up litter from the bike paths. Free lunch and a raffle will be provided afterwards at the League to Save Lake Tahoe office (2608 Lake Tahoe Blvd.) after 12pm. All ages are welcome and all supplies will be provided!
Date: Saturday, June 17th from 9:30am-noon
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
For more info, click here!
Mountain Area Preservation: “Save Tahoe” Campaign Launch Kickoff
Developers are preparing to break ground on Martis Valley West, a massive luxury home project threatening the Tahoe–Truckee area. The Mountain Area Preservation team invites all concerned with this urgent issue to meet for a kickoff mixer, to learn as a community about how Martis Valley West will threaten our region, as well as about our pending lawsuit.
Date: June 21, 2017
Location: Mellow Fellow, 10192 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee
For more info, click here!
Wild Tahoe Weekend at Taylor Creek
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host the seventh Wild Tahoe Weekend, consisting of the Native Species Festival on Saturday and the Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on Sunday. Please come to this fun and free us two-day family-friendly festival to learn more about the plants and animals of the Lake Tahoe Basin! Both days will feature free nature walks, educational talks, booths with fascinating information to learn about the day’s theme, and food trucks from Tacos Por Favor!
Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 2017
Location: The Taylor Creek Visitor Center, three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89
Please click here for more information.
Angora Fire 10th Anniversary: LVFD
The Lake Valley Fire Protection District, in conjunction with Meyers area fire agencies, are developing the plans for an Angora Fire 10th Anniversary commemoration to celebrate our resilient community. Activities will include entertainment, food, photo opportunities, and fire-related competitions!
Date: June 25, 2017 - 10am to 3pm
Location: Tahoe Paradise Park, 1011 E San Bernadino Ave, Meyers
If your agency is interested in participating in this event, please email Leona Allen by June 4th, or call Kileigh Labrado at 530-577-3737.
CDFW: Free Fishing Days 2017
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) annually offers two Free Fishing Days, encouraging all Californians to give fishing a try without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days also provide an easy opportunity for licensed anglers to introduce non-angling friends and children to fishing and the outdoors. All fishing regulations remain in effect.
Date: July 1 and Sept 2, 2017
Location: Throughout California! Urban 'Fishing in the City' programs will also be offered in select regions.
Please click here to learn more!
2017 Sierra Water Workgroup Summit
The 2017 Sierra Water Work Group Summit, sponsored by the State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance will take place in Kings Beach, CA and focus on Legal and Legislative Strategies to Protecting our Headwaters.
Date: July 24-25, 2017
Location: North Tahoe Events Center, Kings Beach
To review the agenda and to purchase tickets, please click here!
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Planning Technician: Sierra Business Council
Sierra Business Council (SBC) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join SBC’s growing Climate Planning team.
For more info, click here.
Natural Resource Education Internship
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Natural Resource Education and Recreation Intern. The intern will support the organization’s natural resources educational work and youth outreach programming.
Applications are due Monday June 19th, 2017
For more info and a full job description, click here.
Program Director: Martis Fund
The Martis Fund of Truckee seeks a Program Director. The mission of The Martis Fund is to conserve open space, manage and restore habitat and forest lands, and support workforce housing and related community purposes in the Martis Valley and greater Eastern Placer County Region. For more information, see www.martisfund.org.
Please apply by June 28th.
For a full job description, please click here.
Executive Director: South Yuba River Citizens League
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is seeking an Executive Director to lead this dynamic, community based river conservation organization. The Executive Director will lead SYRCL, a financially sustainable non-profit organization with a staff of 20 and an annual budget of nearly $2M.
Applications received by June 30th will receive priority consideration.
For a full job description, please click here. SYRCL is also accepting applications for other positions at this time. Please click here to review other opportunities.
Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center is hiring!
The Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC) is seeking a qualified candidate for full-time employment. CSERC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization with a mission to protect water, wildlife, and wild places of the Northern Yosemite region.
Applications are due July 6th, 2017
Please visit the program website to learn more.
Film Submissions Are Open For 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Fest
At SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival, environmental and adventure films are highlighted which illustrate the earth's beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.
Open submissions run from May 15 through September 24, 2017.
For more information and submission deadlines, please click here!
Win Jack Johnson Concert Tickets!
The Sugarpine Foundation is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2017 Summer Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. SPF is raffling off two tickets, for one lucky winner, to Jack Johnson's July 29th concert at Harvey's Outdoor Arena in Lake Tahoe. To enter, simply make a donation to The Sugar Pine Foundation, include your contact email and the message "Win Jack Johnson Tickets " in the "add special instructions" field. As a bonus, Jack Johnson's All at Once partnership will match the first $2,500 in donations from now until September 1, 2017.
Click here to donate to the Sugar Pine Foundation and enter the contest!
DroughtView Webtool: University of Arizona
The University of Arizona has published a useful drought-related analytical web tool, including time lapse, base layer, and reported impact features.
Click here to review the tool!
State of Cap-and-Trade Spending in the Sierra Nevada
A fact sheet from Sierra CAMP that highlights 2016 cap-and-trade funding distribution in the Sierra Nevada. 21 projects in the Sierra Nevada received a combined total of ~$19.8 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
For more info, click here!
DRAFT REPORT: Safeguarding California Plan: 2017 Update to California’s Climate Adaptation Strategy
The California Natural Resources Agency, along with participating collaborative organizations, has released a draft report updating California's Climate Adaptation Strategy in 2017. Please read it in full with the link below. Julia Kim and the ARCCA are preparing a loaded comment letter to critique this draft, and would appreciate any and all acknowledgements, key recommendations, and chapter comments.
Please email Julia Kim with acknowledgements, key recommendations, and chapter comments with regards to the following deadlines:
• 6/9 - Submit individual chapter comments
• 6/16 - Draft comment letter out for review to ARCCA Executive Committee and those who submitted comments
• 6/21 - Submit additional comments and suggestions for improvement
• 6/23 - Submitting final letter
To read the draft report in full, please click here!