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Do you have ideas for improvements to recreation infrastructure or programs in the Eastern Sierra?
The Sustainable Recreation & Toursim Initiative wants to hear from you!
* A NOTE ABOUT COVID *
So much has changed since we started this effort!
IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, THE INITIATIVE TEAM HAS MADE THESE CHANGES:
Cancellation of in-person Gateway Community Workshops for 2020.
Transition to online feedback and project idea submission form.
Hosting virtual meetings (at least through 2020).
WHAT WE ASK FROM YOU:
Please submit project ideas that reflect long-term desired improvements.
Please do not use this forum to submit ideas that address the immediate issues COVID-19 presents, but rather use the knowledge you now have to think about what sustainable recreation looks like post-COVID-19.
Schedule is subject to change.
Hey Locals! Why Participate?
MAKE SURE WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU GETS HEARD!
Your community and region need your help brainstorming ideas that will help turn existing challenges into opportunities by thoughtfully considering how to make recreation better for you (and all of us!), and how to make tourism more sustainable for the people and the land.
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 ideas for solutions to local problems to figure out how they might be addressed by project proposals through this Initiative. Have new ideas for sustainable recreation? We want to hear them too! Filling out the project idea submission form is quick and 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. Periodically during this time, we will host virtual public meetings to review submitted ideas.
While it’s not the same as in-person meetings 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.
Have thoughts to share about one of the project ideas on this list?
Virtual workshops will be held periodically to review projects.