ESLT enjoys volunteer involvement and support in everything we accomplish. Many thanks to our graduating class from the recent Volunteer Orientation, held on a bluebird day last month. Thanks also to Great Basin Bakery for making it a delicious gathering and to Victoria Ortiz, our newest super-volunteer and AmeriCorps member.
Hello future friends and community! My name is Victoria Ortiz and I will be serving as ESLT’s 2012 AmeriCorps member and Education Coordinator. This morning I went for a run during which I reveled in how lucky I am to be living in paradise. For the last couple winters I have worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain and have fallen in love with the clean air and active [...]
Recently I spent two days at the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Program training as we collectively ushered in another 27 young, bright, and enthusiastic AmeriCorps members for a year of service. It is truly inspiring to be involved with a group of young adults that have chosen to give a year of service working in a local community, making a difference for their own generation and for future generations. In addition to reviewing [...]
For the past summer and fall, ESLT has been cultivating our new garden. We harvested a variety of beautiful tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and other veggies. We saw birds feasting and bees happily buzzing. The garden provided a wonderful space for cultivating delicious fresh foods for us humans and nourishing birds, bees and butterflies. And now, despite the chill in the air and the arrival of winter, the garden still continues to [...]
With the beginning of December, and AmeriCorps graduation drawing near, I am starting to realize that my twelve months, 1700 hours of service, are drawing to a close. As I prepare to pass the torch to the next AmeriCorps member coming in January, I look back on all I've experienced. What a great year, and I'd like to thank everyone in the community who welcomed me so warmly, and helped make this [...]
It’s like a garden without any plants, a beehive without any bees, or a crystal-clear stream absent of any fish. Without our members, this important work of preserving land in the Eastern Sierra would not be happening. With the support of our more than 600 members and their families, ESLT has been able to preserve over 6,000 acres of scenic, rural and wildlife-rich lands. Can you imagine a stream with no fish? [...]
Do you want to garden but don't have a place to garden? Do you have a piece of land that you'd like to see have a productive garden? Join the Garden Share project! We are matching landowners (with garden space) to gardeners (who need a space) in the Inyo and Mono counties. The Eastern Sierra Land Trust is sponsoring the Garden Share project, in cooperation with Eastern Sierra Harvest, in order to [...]
You may have noticed in our past two newsletters that we have added an ESLT member spotlight section. We love hearing more about our members and why they support the ESLT. In the most recent issue, we featured two of our many loyal supporters - Don and Jodi Sage. Check out why these two important community members support the ESLT. Don and Jodi Sage have been members of the ESLT since 2004. [...]