ESLT’s Sara Kokkelenberg Named California AmeriCorps Member of...

Sara couldn't believe it when she got the email. Along with several ESLT staff members, Board members, and supporters, she was in Sacramento earlier this month attending the national Land Trust Alliance's Rally 2015. In her inbox appeared a message notifying her that she would need to plan a return trip to Sacramento - in just one week. And for a very good reason: she would be receiving an award. "I had no …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59-08:00October 27th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

A Place to Play and Grow

Lately, upon arriving at the ESLT office each morning, I have been stopped in my tracks time and time again by the sight of our front yard. I just can't help but pause for a few moments to admire the work that has been accomplished, and check in on the clumps of baby plants perched on their sturdy mounds of dirt. Just six months ago, our front yard at 250 N. Fowler St. was a lush, grass-covered drought-contributor; today, …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00September 16th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

As Busy as a Bee: ESLT’s Pollinator Education...

As the Eastern Sierra warms each spring, ESLT staff and volunteers get to work inspiring local school kids with our annual Sunflower Garden Project. This project gives elementary students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and learn about life in their backyards. Third graders this year have learned about the life of plants: including the process of photosynthesis, the important role pollinators play, and the magic of germination. They’ve planted …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:20-08:00June 12th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Ring in the Spring with ESLT at GardenFest!

Spring is abloom, and the growing season is in full swing. Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds sing merrily and butterflies dance from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. In celebration of this time of growth and discovery, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites you to “ring in the spring” at our annual GardenFest! This free, family-friendly event will take place from 3 – 6pm on May Day, Friday May 1st, in our (new!) …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00April 21st, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Bring Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden This...

Bring Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden This Spring: Sign Up Today to Receive Free Native Plants for Your Pollinator Garden Have you considered creating a pollinator-friendly garden blooming with native plants, but don’t know where to start? Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are teaming up to help 20 local gardeners create habitat for bees, butterflies and more by giving away up to $200 …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00March 10th, 2015|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

ESLT in the News

ESLT has been getting some attention from our local media recently! Based out of Mammoth Lakes, The Sheet is a free weekly newspaper that covers news, views, culture, and all things Eastern Sierra.  Twice a year they release a special issue - The Green Sheet - that focuses on, "All Things Green in the Eastern Sierra." Their recent Fall/Winter 2014 issue featured ESLT's important conservation work: not only on the front page, …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:47-08:00October 29th, 2014|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Cowboy Scholars Find their Green Thumbs

Walking down the dusty path by the alfalfa fields, we lost a few students. “Gotta fix that sprinkler,” one of the boys announced. Another chased after his rambunctious puppy Annie. And yet another (we learned later, he was the designated “cowboy,”) tended to some vocal cattle. Our class of 10 dwindled down to a mere 7, but not for long. They had all been engaged during our pollinator lecture that morning in …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:10-08:00May 29th, 2014|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

The Eastside Pollinator Garden Project: Returning Pollinators to...

Envision your garden alive with butterflies, bees, and other pollinators this summer! This month, Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) launched its Eastside Pollinator Garden Project to help bring pollinators right to your backyard. Through the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project, ESLT will provide participants with recommendations, certification criteria, expert advice, and online resources to help gardens come to life throughout Inyo and Mono counties... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:29-08:00April 15th, 2014|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|