Eastern Sierra Land Trust - Upcoming Events

2016 Hikes, Field Trips, Volunteer Days, Celebrations, and much more!

 

 

July

 

ESLT's 8th Annual Lands & Legacy Celebration Weekend

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31

PLEASE NOTE: LIMITED LANDS & LEGACY TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE - to reserve yours, please call us today at (760) 873-4554. Online ticket sales are no longer available.

Lands & Legacy is our "Party of the Year" - an annual occasion to celebrate the many conservation successes that you've helped achieve. Join us this summer as we come together with friends both new and old, and raise your glass as we toast the power of permanent conservation! Click Here to Learn More >>

Bridgeport Valley Ranching Legacy Tour: Friday, July 29 from 1:00 - 5:00pm

The vast, fertile expanse of Bridgeport Valley has captivated residents and visitors alike for over a century. The area was recently identified as high-risk for development, and ESLT has been working with local ranching families to protect the valley's rural legacy. Visit a current conservation project, and see this stunning valley for yourself. We'll meet at the Mono Lake County Park at 1pm. Note: only available to Lands & Legacy Benefit Dinner ticketholders.

Lands & Legacy Benefit Dinner: Saturday, July 30 from 5:00 - 9:00pm at Parallax Restaurant

Hosted by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, our Benefit Dinner will be held in view of the High Sierra at Mammoth Mountain’s stunning Parallax Restaurant. We'll enjoy a fine dinner and open bar, with plenty of time to mingle with friends and conservation partners. The evening will also feature our signature Paddle Raise: a way for guests to champion causes that will have a major impact on the future of our region. With donation opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $50, the Paddle Raise will offer you the chance to lift your paddle high and make a gift in support of the conservation projects that you care about most. To purchase tickets, Click Here >>

Black Lake Preserve Tour: Sunday, July 31 from 8:00 - 11:00am

A rare wetland in the midst of the desert, ESLT's Black Lake Preserve is home to a diverse array of unusual flora and fauna. Designated as an Important Bird Area, Black Lake serves as a breeding outpost for dozens of migrating bird species; it is also home to pronghorn antelope, golden eagles, and more. Don't forget to bring your binoculars! We'll meet at the Green Church at Benton Crossing at 8am. Note: only available to Lands & Legacy Benefit Dinner ticketholders.

 


 

August

The Stories of Manzanar, with guest speaker Bernadette Johnson

An ESLT Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

Tuesday, August 2

12:00 - 1:00pm

ESLT Office (250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop)

Want to spice up your lunch break? Come by our office backyard for our monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series, and listen as local speakers share informative, entertaining tales about the colorful history of Inyo County.

On August 2, Bernadette Johnson, Superintendent of the Manzanar National Historic Site, will share a part of our nation's past that many have tried to sweep under the rug: the history of forced removal and relocation of Japanese Americans to the internment camp at Manzanar during World War II.

ESLT's free Brown Bag Lunches are held on the first Tuesday of the month from May - September, and guests are encouraged to bring lunch and sunglasses. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors. To learn more about our 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Series, Click Here >>

 

Stewardship Workday: Green Creek Sign Installation and Cleanup

Thursday, August 4

RSVP to catherine@eslt.org for details

Join us as we clean up the Green Creek Powerhouse Preserve and install signs to mark the boundary of this protected property. For more information about ESLT's Stewardship Workdays, Click Here >>

 


 

September

Pack Trains and the Mules that Power Them, with guest speakers Jennifer and Lee Roeser

An ESLT Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

Tuesday, September 13

12:00 - 1:00pm

ESLT Office (250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop)

Want to spice up your lunch break? Come by our office backyard for our monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series, and listen as local speakers share informative, entertaining tales about the colorful history of Inyo County.

For the final installment of our 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Series, Jennifer and Lee Roeser of the McGee Creek Pack Station will share stories that provide insight into the sometimes-tragic, oft-amusing tradition of mule (and horse) pack trains that brought early prospectors, explorers, soldiers, and more deep into the High Sierra in Inyo County's earliest days. Please note: this presentation will be held on the second Tuesday of the month (rather than the first) to accommodate our speakers' schedule.

ESLT's free Brown Bag Lunches are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month from May - September. Guests are encouraged to bring lunch and sunglasses. In inclement weather, the event will be held indoors. To learn more about our 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Series, Click Here >>

 


Please check back soon for more information about other upcoming events and volunteer opportunities in 2016.