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Do you have ideas for improving recreation in the Eastern Sierra?
Infrastructure? Access? Programs?
The Sustainable Recreation & Tourism Initiative wants to hear from you!
Photo: Mammoth Lakes Trail System
Virtual meetings are an opportunity to review submitted project ideas, help us understand which projects are most important to you and your community, and learn more about the initiative.
* VIRTUAL MEETINGS *
September 17 & November 19
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Schedule is subject to change.
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Registration is required (Check back for info)
Meetings are hosted on Zoom
Click for September 17 meeting RESULTS and PRESENTATION
IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, THE INITIATIVE TEAM HAS MADE THESE CHANGES:
Cancellation of in-person Gateway Community Workshops for 2020.
Transition to online project idea submission form and feedback.
Hosting virtual meetings (at least through 2020).
WHAT WE ASK FROM YOU:
Please submit project ideas that reflect long-term desired improvements.
Short term impacts of COVID-19 may also change how we think about recreation assets and access. Please use the knowledge you now have to think about what sustainable recreation looks like post-COVID-19.
* A NOTE ABOUT COVID *
So much has changed since we started this effort
Hey Locals - Why Participate?
Eastern Sierra communities are the gateways to some of America's most incredible natural resources and outdoor recreation. For those who live here this can present an array of challenges.
We want to hear your creative ideas for recreation. Share your ideas for GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS, solutions to LOCAL OR REGIONAL recreation problems, or TOTALLY NEW IDEAS to make recreation more sustainable. Filling out the project idea submission form is easy.
What Will Happen to Your Idea?
The Sustainable Recreation & Tourism Initiative (SRTI) team will collect project ideas from across the Eastern Sierra throughout 2020 through the online submission form. We are hosting two VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS (9/17 & 11/19) to review submitted ideas.
We are committed to providing opportunities for engagement with this effort whether you have project ideas to share, want to review submissions, or both.
*Please note that some project ideas may be combined with other ideas that are similar. This is a necessary part of the process for three reasons:
It makes reviewing projects more manageable for the community, the SRTI team, and the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership (ESSRP).
One idea might apply to sustainable recreation across the region. For example: if a project idea suggests signage at a specific location and another project idea recommends signage and programming nearby we would want to think about that entire area for additional signage and program needs.
In 2021 when we begin working with the ESSRP to identify funding, having similar projects identified will help make a stronger case for funding sources.
MAKE SURE WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU GETS HEARD
PROJECT IDEAS SUBMITTED TO DATE
Have thoughts to share about one of the project ideas on this list?
Attend our virtual meetings (9/17 & 11/19) to weigh in.
Or JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to stay up to date on everything else.
Projects 1-50 were reviewed on September 17.
Click for September meeting RESULTS and PRESENTATION.
All ideas submitted after #50 will be reviewed at a later meeting.
(List last updated 10.21.20 )
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Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California, under the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) and in support of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program.
Submitting a project takes about ten minutes.
Click here to share your idea!
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