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Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Day

Highway 395

We need your help keeping Highway 395 beautiful and trash-free! On November 2nd from 9-11 a.m., we'll come together for a fun morning of tidying up ESLT's adopted stretch of highway. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and sunglasses. See you there! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Marie at or by calling (760) 873 – 4554.

Earth Day Trash Cleanup

Meeting time and Location: Meet by 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 24 at the municipal parking lot on the corner of Church St. and Fowler St. in Bishop (facing the Bishop Methodist Church building.) Please arrive promptly by 9:00 AM for safety briefing, instructions, and supplies. Free coffee, donuts and pastries will be available as we gather! Trash pickup locations: We will suggest specific trash pickup location(s) that will have event leader presence and support. …continue reading

ESLT Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Day!

Calling all volunteers! ESLT needs your help in keeping 395 beautiful and trash free. Come out and help us clean our stretch of the highway from 7:30 – 9:30am on Friday, June 25th. We hope to see you there! For more information or to volunteer contact Gabrielle at or call (760) 873 – 4554. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water and sunglasses. There will be coffee and baked goods provided.

Self-Guided Citizen Science Bioblitz!

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is inviting you to participate in collecting scientific observations in a self-guided Citizen Science Bioblitz event! Who: Anyone in the Eastern Sierra Region What: National Geographic defines Citizen Science as, “the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.” Where: Anywhere throughout the Eastern Sierra. You can make observations in your backyard, the local park, or your favorite trail! When: September 4th – …continue reading

Great Sierra River Cleanup for the Owens River

  Saturday, Sept. 11th 8:30am-11am Safety first! Please bring and wear a mask to this event. Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the California Coastal Cleanup initiative are hosting a Great Sierra River Cleanup in Bishop to clean up the Owens River after a summer of river activities. The cleanup is the state’s largest annual volunteer event, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers to the state’s beaches, inland shorelines, and rivers to remove …continue reading

Self-Guided Nature Adventure

Step out in nature wherever you are and share with us what you see! It could be a park or trail near you, or outside your home or school. Take some time together with us to appreciate what you find outside, snap a photo, and tag us for a chance to earn some cool prizes, like ESLT stickers and 20th anniversary hats! Email your photos and where you were to , or post …continue reading

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

Highway 395

Want to enjoy amazing views of the Eastern Sierra while making a difference? Join ESLT from 12-2 pm on Saturday, March 19 to remove trash from Highway 395! You will be helping our community keep litter away from wildlife and out of sensitive ecosystems, all while enjoying the gorgeous scenery.  ESLT sponsors a beautiful section of the 395 as part of California’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. This Highway Cleanup will be held outside with …continue reading

Owens River Annual Clean Up

The eighth consecutive Owens River Annual Clean Up is coming up! This event is an excellent way to gather with community members while cleaning one of our beloved rivers. Meet time is 8 am at the Pleasant Valley Campground by the foot bridge. More information below. Thanks to Rick Kattelmann for the usage of his photo.

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

We are planning a highway cleanup on July 16 from 7:30-10:00 am to remove trash from ESLT’s sponsored section of Highway 395. Your help is greatly appreciated and will keep litter away from wildlife and out of sensitive ecosystems. In order to avoid as much of the sun and heat as possible, we will get started early. We recommend that volunteers wear long pants to protect against thistle, carry water bottles, and …continue reading

Lands & Legacy 2022: BioBlitz

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is inviting you to participate in collecting scientific observations in a Citizen Science BioBlitz event! We are excited to get onto the land with you as part of our 21st Anniversary Lands & Legacy Celebration. Local art prizes are available to community members who participate - scroll to the bottom of this page to read more.  What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a community science event that …continue reading

Great Sierra River Cleanup

Let's combat pollution in Eastern Sierra waterways! ESLT is organizing a cleanup on September 17th as part of the California Coastal Commission's annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. The Great Sierra River Cleanup is part of California Coastal Cleanup day. During last year’s California Coastal Cleanup, 36,289 volunteers came out to 3,086 cleanups, 363,719 lbs of trash and recyclables were removed, and 1,335 miles were cleaned.  Let’s make this year even bigger! You can …continue reading

Postponed – Annual Owens River Clean Up 2023

The event organizers have postponed the cleanup with everyone's safety in mind. Due to the potential for dangerously high river water flows from snowmelt runoff, the 9th Annual Owens River Clean Up is being postponed to Saturday, November 4, 2023. Your safety is the utmost priority.  See you the first Saturday of November at the Pleasant Valley Campground! Water flows and air temps the start of November should be perfect for a weekend of cleaning …continue reading

Please check back soon for new opportunities to get out, explore, and get involved in our conservation efforts here in the Eastern Sierra.