Merry Fishmas anglers
On Saturday, April 28, from 2-8 p.m. at the Village at Mammoth, take in a screening of the “Manzanar Fishing Club” movie, more live music, kids activities, MBC beer, food from the Lion’s Club and Rotary clubs, Eastern Sierra Fishing Souvenirs, kibbitz with fishing vendors and get in on raffle prizes given away every hour!
Both days’ raffle ticket sales will also enter you in the “50 Days of Fishmas” fishing derby competition April 30-June 18, which includes a chance to win a 14′ Klamath Deluxe S boat complete with 8 hp Honda Marine outboard and EZ Loader trailer, 50% off lodging, dining, gear, activities and flights, and more! Funds from raffle, beer and retail sales will help stocking of Alpers Trout in Eastern Sierra waters!
Buy raffle tickets in advance online at www.easternsierrafishing.org.
Get in on the Print your Eastern Sierra Fishing Passport at www.easternsierrafishing.org for FREE and catch all the savings.
You could win that Klamath Deluxe boat and a boat load of gear! Raffle tickets are $1 each or 15 for $10.
Code Red mobile app
Mono County utilizes what is known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county. This system is a database of resident and citizen information for use only in critical and emergency situations.
When residents and visitors enter their information into the CodeRed Emergency Alert System, they are added to a nationwide database set exclusively for emergency community alerts in emergency situations.
The CodeRed system has also joined the technology bandwagon by introducing the release of the new CodeRed Mobile Alert Public Safety app for smart phones. Smart phones with the new app will be alerted with a push notification along with the voice file of the alert for up to 24 hours after the alert has been issued.
To register for the CodeRed emergency alerts, log on to www.monosheriff.org and click on the CodeRed Community Notification System link.
This app is free app and currently available in the Google Play marketplace for Android users, as well as in the iTunes store for iPhone users. Download your free app today!
Master Gardener Workshops
The University of California Cooperative Extension, Inyo & Mono Master Gardeners and Owens Valley Edible Gardens present “SOILS and COMPOSTING” on Saturday, April 28, at the Bishop Community Garden (behind Sterling Heights, in the southeast corner of the Bishop City Park) from 10-11 a.m.
Master Gardeners will show how to build soil using natural, freely available materials and environmentally sound methods. Ian Scott of Owens Valley Edible Gardens will demonstrate how to build and set up a compost bin. He’ll also discuss considerations for composting in arid environments.
Master Gardeners will present information on composting with worms and demonstrate how to set up a worm bin.
Worshop includes a guide with resources on soil and composting.
Info: Gail Swain 760.872.2428 or visit www.ucanr.org/inyomono.
Fuelwood season info
The Inyo National Forest (INF) will open the personal use fuelwood season starting Tuesday, May 1. Fuelwood permits are now on sale at local Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers. Maps showing areas open to cutting are available with a purchased Fuelwood permit.
Fuelwood permits are $15/cord with a two cord minimum purchase. The maximum purchase remains 6 cords per person and 12 cords per household. The INF will once again institute shut down days (for chainsaw use) based upon the daily Project Activity Level.
Initial supplies of firewood can be found at Hartley and Antelope Forest Management Areas located on the fuelwood map. Not all open areas are guaranteed snow-free at this time. Other forest management areas will be opened later this season, once contract work is completed. Permittees are advised to check in with their local Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers for current conditions and accessibility.
Fuelwood permits may be obtained at the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center in Lee Vining, call 760.647.3044; the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center, call 760.924.5500; White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop, call 760.873.2500; and the InterAgency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, call 760.876.6222. Call ahead for current business hours.
Permit holders are advised to call 760.873.2555 for information on shut down days.