Volunteer to Restore Critical Habitat Today!

Field season is in full swing at Eastern Sierra Land Trust that means we've been getting outdoors and giving back to our protected lands, and we need your help! By lending a hand with our important restoration work, you will help preserve crucial wildlife habitat and return native plants to our fire-damaged landscapes in Swall Meadows. Native plants in Swall Meadows are showing promising regrowth (and beautiful blooms, such as the …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00June 29th, 2015|Blog, 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!) office …continue reading

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

We Need You – Apply Today to become...

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Half Term AmeriCorps Member working with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! We're looking for an AmeriCorps member to join our team and help protect Eastern Sierra landscapes by leading ESLT's restoration efforts in 2015! We are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51-08:00March 19th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

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|

Round Fire Devastates Swall Meadows

Dear Friends, There are truly no words for these feelings - I think crying and hugging one another come closer to expressing what is bursting inside. Our close-knit community was hit hard on February 6th by the devastatingly intense Round Fire. A devastating wildfire earlier this month ravaged homes and habitat in the Eastern Sierra. Photo © Jerry Dodrill. The statistics tell one part of the firestorm's story: 7,000 burned …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00March 4th, 2015|Blog|

Another Way to Show Your Support: In-Kind Giving

There are many ways that you can contribute to ESLT's land preservation efforts beyond your annual membership dues, and one is by donating an in-kind gift. Office supplies, furniture, electronic equipment, house parties, professional services, and many other types of in-kind donations go a long way towards helping us complete our important land conservation work. We are extremely grateful to those who donate items or services that we can put to good …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:10-08:00February 26th, 2015|Blog|

Volunteer with ESLT in 2015!

As the New Year unfolds, the team at Eastern Sierra Land Trust is already planning some fantastic events and work projects for the months ahead - and we will need your help! Volunteers are the backbone of ESLT's work, and our successes are largely due to your support. Please consider lending a hand in 2015 to help us with: In 2013 we planted 90 bitterbrush shrubs at our Swall Wildlife Preserve. …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:54-08:00January 23rd, 2015|Blog, 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|

Get your Garden Growing

Celebrate Spring at Eastern Sierra Land Trust's annual GardenFest Kick off the growing season with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT)! On Thursday, April 24th from 3-6PM, make your way to ESLT's garden for the annual "GardenFest." Attendees are invited to ask for advice from Master Gardeners, trade heirlooms in the seed swap, purchase plants from local nurseries and organizations, and much more. Plus, you can learn more about ESLT's latest launch the …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:29-08:00March 18th, 2014|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|
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