Big Bear Lake, CA — Springtime marks the start of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce’s mixer season, so starting this evening and most second and fourth Tuesdays, there will be networking opportunities. The first of the mixers will be hosted by the San Bernardino National Forest Association at Northwoods Resort today, April 13, from 5 to 7pm. The SBNFA’s Executive Director Sarah Miggins and staff will be on hand during the event, providing information on the ForestCare landowner assistance program (which offers reimbursement up to 75% for those who create defensible space on their property by tree thinning), as well as the mission of SBNFA, which is to address forest conservation through restoration, environmental education and responsible recreation. The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce mixers are free to Chamber-member businesses, and non-members are also welcome at a cost of $5. Upcoming mixers, on the schedule that extends through November, include May 11 at Mountain Fitness Center, May 25 at the Bowling Barn, and June 8 at Alpine Slide. For more information, call the Chamber at 866-4607 or visit