The San Bernardino National Forest Association has just received an award of $250K annually over three years to operate an AmeriCorps program. This funding will expand the Association’s newly-launched Urban Conservation Corps to 40 members. AmeriCorps provides funding to local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. The goal of this program is to provide young adults an introduction to public service on conservation-related projects while earning stipends and scholarships that can be later applied to tuition, books or the repayment of student loans. Projects will include tree planting, trail building, native plant nursery maintenance and restoration of fire burned lands.
Despite Influx of Crowds for Fourth of July, Sheriff’s Captain Reports, “We Had Relatively Few Incidents”
Eleven Days and Five Feet of Snow Later, All Known Electric Outages Restored by Bear Valley Electric Service, Assisted by Mutual Aid Crews