ESLT GPS workshop
Join ESLT’s Lands Program Coordinator for a day exploring the world of GPS at the Snowcreek Meadow in Mammoth Lakes on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Learn the basics of the Global Positioning System (GPS), including basic GPS use, a cross-country geography walk, and a discussion of applications and uses.
Bring your own GPS unit, ESLT will provide the drinks and snacks! Space is limited, so sign-up early … spots will go quickly for this workshop!
Info: Sarah Spano at firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation: $10 ESLT Members/$15 non-members.
South Tufa, fee free
The Inyo National Forest celebrates Back-to-School with two fee-free-days at the day use areas of South Tufa in the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area and Schulman Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest on Aug. 14-15. Nationwide the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Park Service waive fees at day-use sites all during that weekend.
Fees this year were waived on National Trails Day in June, and will also be waived on Sept. 25 for National Public Lands Day and Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
Fees will remain in effect for overnight campgrounds, Reds Meadow, and wilderness permit reservations.
June Fire woodcutting
The Inyo National Forest announced last week that the June Fire is open for public woodcutting for the remainder of the 2010 personal use woodcutting season. Collectors will be required to have a valid 2010 Inyo National Forest Personal Use Fuelwood Permit in their possession. Permits may be obtained at any Inyo National Forest Visitor Center.
More info: contact Scott Kusumoto, 760.924.5522.
Native plant sale
California Native Plant Society, Bristlecone Chapter, holds its final Native Plant Sale of the season on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9-11 a.m. High-elevation, Mammoth plants will be available at the Mammoth home of Sherry Taylor.
MES flower bulb sale
The Mammoth Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is sponsoring a fall flower bulb fundraiser. The PTO is partnering with Flower Power Fundraising and will receive 50 percent of the profits. Bulbs are mailed directly to the buyer; anyone in the U.S. can purchase them.
Flower Power Fundraising sells only the finest quality bulbs and plants from Holland and the U.S. All bulbs include an unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee.
A wide variety of bulbs and plants are available, including local favorites such as daffodils, tulips, allium, bluebells, crocuses. A collection of 50 bulbs is only $25. Shipping is just $5, regardless of order size, and the bulbs will begin shipping in late September, allowing enough time to get them in the ground before the snow. Orders can be placed any time between now and Oct. 1.
Save the date on Sept 5 for Fiddlin’ Pete’s final dinner concert of the season at 6 p.m. at the Pokonobe Lodge
On Aug. 15, special guest Ellen Siegal joins Pete and Neil Gelvin for Dvorâk’s “Sonatina Opus 100” and the Giazotto’s “Albinoni Adagio.”
The Sept. 5 show features Labor Day themes with a focus on songs honoring working men and women. RSVP for both shows at 760.873.4616.