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We're working across the region to make
recreation & tourism more sustainable.
The Sustainable Recreation & Tourism Initiative thanks everyone who participated!
Photo: Mammoth Lakes Trail System
Virtual meetings were 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.
Each meeting reviewed a separate batch of projects.
* 2020 VIRTUAL MEETINGS *
September 17 / November 19 / December 10
5:30 - 7:00 pm
DECEMBER 10: projects #118 – #183
SEPTEMBER 17: projects #1 - 50
Click for meeting RESULTS and PRESENTATIONS
NOVEMBER 19: projects #51 - 117
IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, THE INITIATIVE TEAM:
Cancelled all in-person 2020 Gateway Community Workshops.
Transitioned to an online project idea submission form and feedback.
Hosted virtual meetings to facilitate a public project-scoring process.
WHAT WE ASKED FROM THE COMMUNITY:
Because short-term impacts of COVID-19 may have changed how we think about recreation assets and access we asked you to use the knowledge you now have to think about what sustainable recreation looks like post-COVID-19.
* A NOTE ABOUT COVID *
So much changed over the course of this effort
We live in Gateway Communities
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 wanted to hear your creative ideas for recreation. We asked you to share your ideas for GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS, solutions to LOCAL OR REGIONAL recreation problems, or TOTALLY NEW IDEAS to make recreation more sustainable.
What Will Happen to Your Idea?
The Sustainable Recreation & Tourism Initiative (SRTI) collected project ideas from across the Eastern Sierra from June to October 2020 through an online submission form. To review submitted ideas, SRTI hosted three VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS (9/17, 11/19 & 12/10).
*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.