Events and Activities
The Great Sierra River Cleanup 2015!!
The Great Sierra River Cleanup is the state's largest volunteer event, focused on restoring Sierra Nevada waterways. This event coordinates thousands of volunteers throughout the Sierra and along adjacent coastal areas. Over six years, more than 24,000 volunteers have removed nearly 700 tons of trash and recyclables from 22 counties and over 2,200 river miles.
Date: September 19th, 2015
Place: Many locations available!
Please Click here for more info and to choose your location.
2nd Annual Alpine Aspen Festival
The festival features events throughout the weekend that celebrate the natural beauty, ecology and history of Alpine County. Live music and other free activities will be located at our expo on Blue Lakes Road in Hope Valley.
Date: Oct 10 & 11, 2015
Location: Alpine County, CA
The Alpine Watershed Group seeks organizations interested in participating, volunteers, and is also offerring sponsorships.
For more information, click here, or contact Nicole Lutkemuller!
2015 Tahoe Science Conference!
The Tahoe Science Consortium, University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute will host the 2015 Tahoe Science Conference, “Tahoe Science in a Changing Climate.” The 2015 Conference will encourage creative dialogue among scientists, environmental managers, public officials and the general public.
Date: Sep 21-23, 2015
Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno
To register for the conference, click here , or review the agenda here!
Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Webinar!
The Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program is a coordinated, integrated, collaborative program to restore the health of California’s primary watershed through increased investment and needed policy changes.
This webinar will discuss present and future plans for the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program and complementary California Headwaters Designation.
Date: October 8th
Location: Please RSVP by October 5th to receive Webinar access information
To review the agenda, visit the webinar page.
For more information, click here!
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Associate Environmental Planner!
Caltrans seeks an Associate Environmental Planner in their Yuba County office. Incumbent will assess impacts of transportation projects on biological resources and assist recommendations for appropriate environmental approvals and permits in compliance with state and federal laws.
Job description and application info here
The Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks an environmental scientist in their Inyo County office.
Job description and application info here.
Natural Resources Social Science Intern!
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is currently hiring for a Natural Resources Social Science Intern. The intern will support the
organization’s social science work, which occurs within context of natural resource management
and rural development at the local, regional, and state-wide levels.
Job description and application info here.
California Water Policy Challenge with Imagine H2O!
Imagine H2O's Challenge will source policy ideas accelerating the deployment of water technologies to combat California's drought.
Enter the Competition:
-Policy briefs of 1000 words (or less)
-Solutions leading to broad implementation
-Plausible, measurable tech adoption impact
-Entries deadline: September 30, 2015
Awards & Benefits:
-$25,000 in cash and grants
-Introductions to funders, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders
-Visibility to elected officials and industry leaders through media coverage and participation in a policy showcase event
-Expert feedback and coaching
More information available here
Switzer Foundation Leadership Grant Program!
The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation created the Leadership Grant Program to help advance the professional careers of Switzer Fellows and to give non-profit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies greater access to individuals with superior technical, scientific or policy expertise. Grants are awarded to organizations actively addressing issues of environmental quality to implement programs designed collaboratively with Switzer Fellows.
More information available here.
State To Host Updated AB 32 Scoping Plan Workshop!
The California EPA, California State Transportation Agency, California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Natural Resources Agency, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Air Resources Board, and Governor's Office of Planning and Research are hosting a community workshop to continue moving forward with the updated AB 32 Scoping Plan, which reflects California's new goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, as directed in Executive Order B-30-15. The meeting is open to the public and full participation by all parties is encouraged.
The workshop will be held on October 1st at the Secretary of State building in Sacramento
Learn more here!