Eastern Sierra Land Trust   ◊   April 2017 E-Newsletter
Eastern Sierra Land Trust


Spring is full of transformations. All around us, flowers are blooming, trees are leafing, and calves are frolicking in green fields. The Native Plant Demonstration Garden in our office front yard is in bloom too, just in time to show off for our upcoming GardenFest Celebration next weekend.
 
And as I watch the transformations in nature, I'm aware of an internal transformation too. There's something about watching young buds unfurl that makes me want to step out from the stillness of winter and into the rebirth of spring.
 
I look out my window at the mountains cloaked in snow, and John Muir's words spring to mind. "Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue." Last Friday was his birthday.
 
This beautiful land that he - like you - loved fills our lungs and souls with wonder, each and every day. Thank you for helping to conserve this magical place forever.

Best,
Kay Ogden,  Executive Director
kay@eslt.org
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
Volunteer Workday at the Swall Wildlife Preserve
Tuesday, May 2 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
For more information, email  indigo@eslt.org
 
We'll continue work we started on April 18 to plant and protect bitterbrush seedlings in the Round Fire burn area. Join our volunteer team and help restore this important habitat for wildlife.
 
GardenFest
Saturday, May 6 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
ESLT Office Backyard  (250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop)
 
Join us as we welcome spring at GardenFest! At this free, family-friendly community event, you can purchase plants, learn gardening tips and tricks, listen to live music, sample local beers, buy and enjoy a brick oven pizza cooked on-site, and more. Learn more >>
 
Pollinator Garden Tour
Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet at the  ESLT Office  (250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop)
 
Locals across the Eastern Sierra have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant and pollinator gardens. During the Garden Tour, you'll have the chance to see these lovely gardens in bloom, win participation prizes, and more. RSVP to indigo@eslt.org for garden map and directions.
 
Lands & Legacy Celebration
August 11 - 13
Parallax Restaurant at Mammoth Mountain
 
Save the Date and join us at our Party of the Year: Lands & Legacy! At this annual fundraising weekend, we'll come together with conservation supporters like you and raise a glass in honor of the magical lands and waters you've helped protect forever. There's plenty in store for that weekend, so mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.

What's Next At Conway Ranch
You helped conserve this iconic landscape - now you can have a hand in determining its future
 
Spectacular views. Seeping springs. Homes for wildlife such as mule deer, bobcat, and the Bi-State sage-grouse.
 
This is Conway Ranch - and thanks to you and community leadership, this special place was voluntarily conserved in 2014, providing a lasting connection to our region's history and economic identity.
 
Now discussions are taking place to determine how Conway Ranch will be managed into the future, and your voice can make a difference.

Celebrate Spring at GardenFest
The Eastern Sierra is budding to life - are you ready to get your garden growing?

We invite you to join us as we "Ring in the Spring" at our annual GardenFest!
 
GardenFest Celebration
Saturday, May 6 from 11 am - 2 pm
ESLT's Office Backyard (250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop)
 
At this free, family-friendly community event, you'll have the opportunity to purchase plants, learn gardening tips and tricks, listen to live music, sample local beers, buy and enjoy a brick oven pizza cooked on-site, and more.

Volunteers are Restoring the Corridor
We're teaming up to improve habitat for wildlife in the Round Fire burn area

The 2015 Round Fire damaged portions of the Round Valley mule deer herd's migration corridor - an important habitat area for the deer and other wildlife.
 
This spring, volunteers are joining hands to plant and protect native plant seedlings that wildlife need to thrive.
 
Our volunteer team got a lot done last Tuesday, and we'll be out there again on May 2 to continue our work. Join us!
EASTERN SIERRA LAND TRUST
 
ESLT works with willing landowners to protect vital lands in the Eastern Sierra region for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historic, and watershed values.

250 N. Fowler Street, Bishop CA 93514

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