Eastern Sierra Land Trust - Upcoming Events

2017 Hikes, Field Trips, Volunteer Days, Celebrations, and much more



Round Fire Volunteer Restoration Workday

Friday, April 7

9 am - 1 pm

Meet at the dirt parking area west of Paradise

Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be joining the BLM Bishop Field Office, along with other community partners, for a volunteer day on Friday, April 7. We'll be planting native bitterbrush seedlings in the area that burned during 2015's Round Fire. Join us as we restore the land to create a better home for local wildlife!

This area west of Paradise and south of Swall Meadows provides important habitat for the Round Valley mule deer herd - and the native shrub bitterbrush is a key food source. To learn more about the Round Valley mule deer, Click Here >>

Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for outside work, including closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a hat. Please bring water and leave pets at home. Light refreshments will be provided. For a map to the meeting location, Click Here to view BLM's flyer about this event. To learn more and sign up to participate, please contact Martin Oliver, BLM, at (760) 872-5035.


Pollinator Garden Workshop

Saturday, April 8

10 am - 12 pm

Inyo Council for the Arts (137 S. Main St. in Bishop)

Want to create beautiful, productive landscaping in your yard or garden that will attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators? Eastern Sierra Land Trust is here to help!

At our Pollinator Workshop on Saturday, April 8th, you'll learn how to get your pollinator-friendly garden growing this spring. Guest speakers will share insights on Eastern Sierra gardening topics ranging from drought-tolerant native plants, to composting, to watering systems, and more. The presentations will begin at 10am, so please join us by 9:45am for registration and refreshments.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Indigo Johnson, ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, at indigo@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554.



GardenFest Celebration

Saturday, May 6

11 am - 2 pm

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Office Backyard (250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop)

Calling all green thumbs: join us as we welcome spring at GardenFest! At this fun, family-friendly community event, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase plants, learn gardening tips and tricks, listen to music, sample local beers, enjoy a brick oven pizza cooked on-site, and more.

Our annual GardenFest celebration is taking place this year on May 6 in honor of Take it Outside California, an annual day for Californians across the state to get outside, explore nature, be active, and appreciate all the great outdoor opportunities our state has to offer. Like Eastern Sierra Land Trust, organizations all over California are planning fun, free outdoor events for you and your family to enjoy. To learn more about the Take it Outside California events happening in your area, Click Here >>

For more information about GardenFest, including how you and your business can participate, please contact Indigo Johnson, ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, at indigo@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554.



Pollinator Garden Tour

Saturday, June 3

10 am - 2 pm

Meet at Eastern Sierra Land Trust (250 N. Fowler St. in Bishop)

Since Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Eastside Pollinator Garden Project kicked off in 2014, locals across the Eastern Sierra have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant gardens alive with bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. During the Garden Tour, you’ll have the chance to see these lovely gardens in bloom, win prizes, and much more.

Prior to the start of the tour, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be hosting a free outdoor yoga class in the ESLT office backyard, beginning at 9am. Join us for morning yoga, then hit the road as we tour local pollinator gardens!

For more information and to obtain your garden map and directions, please contact Indigo Johnson, ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, at indigo@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554.



Lands & Legacy Celebration

Saturday, August 12

Parallax Restaurant at Mammoth Mountain

Save the Date to join us at our Party of the Year: Lands & Legacy! Our 9th annual fundraising weekend will be a fun opportunity to come together with other ESLT supporters and raise a glass in honor of the Eastern Sierra lands you've helped conserve forever. We'll have lots more in store for that weekend, so mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.


Please check back soon, as we're frequently adding new opportunities to get out and explore, and to learn about how you can impact the future of conservation in the Eastern Sierra.