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Festival screens winning wild and scenic films

The 10th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival South Lake Tahoe combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism. Featured films will include exciting outdoor adventures, environmental battles and inspirational stories of people making a difference. The Film Festival will take place on Thursday, March 26 at the MontBleu Showroom. The […]

A night of harmonious music

The Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Road in Coloma, is presenting a night of spectacular music with Lauren Murphy, Garratt Wilkin and Larry Park on Saturday, May 31 from 6:30-9:30. National touring artist and Camino resident Murphy kicks off the summer season at Sierra Nevada House. Known for her work with ZERO (Steve Kimock, Judge Murphy), and […]

Volunteers clean up 61,500 pounds of trash

AUBURN — About 3,100 volunteers collected approximately 61,500 pounds of bottles, cans, appliances, car parts and other debris during the fifth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup Sept. 21. The event is sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in partnership with almost 60 community organizations at nearly 110 sites throughout the Sierra Nevada. A full listing […]

Sierra ranchers, farmers get $5.2M for conservation

SACRAMENTO — The Sierra Nevada Conservancy governing board March 7 approved $5.2 million in Proposition 84 grant awards to assist Sierra ranchers and farmers in 18 counties with conservation measures designed to protect California’s most important watersheds. The action was taken at the board’s quarterly meeting, held in Sacramento. Three projects were funded in El Dorado […]

Film fest coming to Tahoe

The silver screen meets glittering Lake Tahoe at the eighth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour Friday, March 8, at the MontBleu Showroom. Presented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee and Patagonia South Lake Tahoe, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the […]

Thousands volunteer for Great Sierra River Cleanup

About 2,800 volunteers collected approximately 90,000 pounds of trash, appliances, car parts and other debris during the fourth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on Sept. 15. The event was sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) in partnership with 47 community organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada. A full listing can be found on the SNC […]

Sierra Nevada watersheds to benefit from $2.2M in grants

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s (SNC) Governing Board recently approved $2.2 million in “Healthy Forest” grants for 24 projects designed to reduce the risk of forest fires and protect California’s watersheds in 14 Sierra counties. With the award, the SNC has now awarded $45 million for similar projects in the Sierra in the past four years, […]

$5M available to assist ranchers and farmers

Approximately $5 million in conservation grants is now available to organizations working with ranchers and farmers in the Sierra Nevada region, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) announced recently. The grants, funded by Proposition 84, are for projects on “working landscapes” and must provide a public benefit. “Ranching and farming has a rich and important place […]

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