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What’s in your Waterway?

2012 Great Sierra River Clean Up Volunteers Last Saturday, September 8, Eastern Sierra Land Trust partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to clean up areas on the Owens River as a part of the state wide Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Great Sierra River Cleanup. Last year nearly 2,000 volunteers across the state cleaned up about 36,000 lbs. of trash and recycling from rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada. ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:48-08:00September 12th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

ESLT Seeking 2013 AmeriCorps Member

Current AmeriCorps member Victoria Ortiz (myself) planting sunflowers with local 3rd graders Do you love the Eastern Sierra? Do you or someone you know want to live and work in one of the most spectacular outdoor meccas in the US? Apply to become Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s 7th AmeriCorps member and help protect these vital lands for generations to come. ESLT has enjoyed the bright minds and enthusiasm of 6 ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:23-08:00August 8th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

Relentless Forward Progress

Many thanks to Jeff Kozak, our August Brown Bag Lunch speaker! His stories of ultra running in the Sierra fascinated the listeners, for whom a 38 mile training run sounds near impossible. Jeff brought an example of his typical day pack and influential books and movies about ultra running. He humbly kept the audience laughing with tales of being overly ambitious and smiling at firsthand accounts of his triumphs. In tune with ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-08:00August 1st, 2012|Blog|

Brown Bag Lunch Wednesday!

Ultra Running in the Eastern Sierra Wednesday, August 1, 12-1pm ESLT Garden: 176 Home St. Jeff Kozak ESLT is excited to host a Brown Bag Lunch with local ultra runner Jeff Kozak on Wednesday August 1st from 12-1pm. Come by the ESLT garden at 176 Home St. on your lunch break to hear stories about his JMT speed attempt and running in the Eastern Sierra. The event is free and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-08:00July 30th, 2012|Blog|

A Weekend to Remember

Last weekend ESLT hosted the 2012 Lands and Legacy events to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful wide open spaces of our region. The festivities began Friday afternoon at Mammoth Lakes High School where NBA great Bill Walton led a free basketball clinic for local high school players. That afternoon Steve Marenberg and Alison Whalen generously opened their gorgeous home to ESLT for a private reception featuring Bill Walton and Olympic hopeful Meb ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:21-08:00July 23rd, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

Last chance to sign up for Lands and...

Don’t miss this opportunity to ride alongside Bill Walton and enjoy a silent auction and gala dinner this Saturday, July 21st. Bike around the stunning June Lake or tour one of our current conservation projects in the Green Creek area, then put on your dancing shoes and tie dye for an evening of good vibes, delicious food, and fun with friends. Online registration for the Lands and Legacy weekend closes tonight at ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-08:00July 18th, 2012|Blog|

Basketball Legend Comes to Mammoth

Someone once said, “Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.” On Friday, July 20, from 2-3:30pm, Mammoth High School and Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be hosting a basketball clinic with NBA great Bill Walton. Everyone is invited to watch local basketball stars as they develop and polish their games under the supervision and coaching of Bill Walton.  This event is free and open ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-08:00July 12th, 2012|Blog|

Sharing Art, for Conservation

From left: Victoria Ortiz, Nolan Nitschke, Stephen Ingram, John Dittli, Karen Ferrell Ingram, Rick Kattelmann, Robb Hirsch, and Andy Selters. Photo courtesy of Jen May. Last week ESLT brought the Sierra Wave, Mono Lake and other Eastern Sierra treasures to our downstream neighbors in LA. Our 2012 Art for Conservation show at the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA opened on June 26th, featuring images of our region from 8 talented ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-08:00July 9th, 2012|Blog|

Who is Our Tallest ESLT Member?

This San Diego native stands 6 feet, 11 inches tall and is a three-time recipient of the NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Award. His resume includes achieving childhood dreams like being part of the UCLA Bruins two consecutive undefeated NCAA basketball titles in 1972 and 1973, and being selected as the MVP of the 1977 NBA Finals. Off the court he continues to receive leadership and humanitarian awards and honorable recognition ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:05-08:00June 25th, 2012|Blog|

New Addition to our Lands and Legacy Weekend!

Lands & Legacy Green Creek Tour July 21, 10-2pm Green Creek, Bridgeport For those attending the Lands & Legacy gala dinner at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, we invite you to come explore one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in Mono County! ESLT is offering a rare opportunity to tour one of our current conservation projects in the Green Creek area. Participants will learn about land conservation efforts ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:10-08:00June 14th, 2012|Blog|