Eastern Sierra Land Trust   ◊   March 2018 E-Newsletter

Eastern Sierra Land Trust


Are you feeling as mixed up as I am these days? One day it's sunny and outside my window the birds are singing in chorus; and the next, the mountains are shrouded in dark clouds, their peaks covered in snow.

I hope that you, like me, are finding ways to get outside and enjoy all the wonders that nature has to offer us. For all of you in the Bay Area, that's one of the reasons that we are traveling to your neck of the woods to host a hike with John Muir Laws on May 6th in Fremont, CA. John is a highly acclaimed naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. As we wander through Coyote Hills, he will reflect on his experiences and work in the Bay Area and the Eastern Sierra, highlighting the urgency of conserving these very special places.
 
As life speeds up and spring begins to stretch her wings, I hope you can all find stillness and peace in the magic of the changing seasons.

With gratitude,
Kay Ogden,  Executive Director
Protected Forever: Sceirine Point Ranch
Thanks to supporters like you, more of beautiful Bridgeport Valley is now conserved for the future.
 
Sceirine Point Ranch is a beautiful working ranch that benefits our local economy and provides an important home for wildlife like mule deer and sage-grouse. Now that it's protected with a conservation easement, it will continue this way... forever.
 
At 2,375 acres, this is the largest conservation project that ESLT has ever completed. It's a big win for local conservation - and thanks to supporters like you, our funding partners, and the long-term vision of ranchers Joe and David Sceirine, this special place is now protected for generations to come.
 
Bring Your Garden To Life
Help keep the Eastern Sierra blooming by creating a haven for pollinators, right in your backyard. 
 
If you're like most people, you probably can't imagine a world without fruits, vegetables, wildflowers, and other flowering plants. However, you may be surprised to hear that these are now at risk - and that's because butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators are threatened by habitat loss.
 
Good news, though: there's a way you can help! Join ESLT's Eastside Pollinator Garden Project, and we'll help you turn your yard into a blooming haven for the birds and insects that keep the Eastern Sierra beautiful and productive.
 
ESLT is Hiring: Join our Team
Help us spread the word by sharing this email with your friends and family.  
 
Eastern Sierra Land Trust is growing, and we are looking to add a Database Coordinator to our team. This new part-time staff member will manage our donor database, process donations, and take charge of other administrative functions. 
 
Are you or is someone you know looking for a new work opportunity? Want to spend your workdays helping to protect the lands, water, and wildlife of the Eastern Sierra? Check out our job description below! 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
  
 
Pollinator Garden Workshop
Saturday, April 14 from 10am - 12pm
White Mountain Research Center (map)
 
Looking to revamp your garden this season, but don't know where to start? Come to our free Pollinator Workshop and hear from local experts about the many benefits of creating a pollinator-friendly garden. Please RSVP to garden@eslt.org. Learn More >> 
 
 
GardenFest
Saturday, May 5 from 11am - 2pm 
ESLT Office Backyard (map)
 
Celebrate spring and get your garden growing with us at our annual GardenFest! At this fun, free event, we'll have plant starts for sale, gardening experts on hand to share tips and advice, children's games, music, and so much more. For more info, contact Ryan at ryan@eslt.org.
 
 
Finding Connection in Nature with John Muir Laws
Sunday, May 6 from 11am - 2pm
Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, CA (map) 
 
Join ESLT and John Muir Laws for a family-friendly field trip exploring the beauty and diversity of plant and animal life in the San Francisco Bay Area. John is a highly acclaimed naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. RSVP to info@eslt.org. 
 
   
 
EASTERN SIERRA LAND TRUST
 
Eastern Sierra Land Trust 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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