Tag: Big Bear Discovery Center

Financial Assistance Available to Forest Landowners

Big Bear, CA – Over the last several years California has experienced abnormally dry conditions. These conditions have fueled wildfires that are challenging our natural resources. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has federal funding for forestland owners that are experiencing dead trees, trees threatened by beetles and other pests, and thick understory that poses wildfire risk. On Saturday, March 18th, at the Big Bear Discovery Center from 9:00 – 11:00am, there will be an opportunity to learn more about forest health and opportunities to apply for funding to protect your forestland. There will be representatives from several agencies such as...

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US Forest Service Needs Volunteers

Big Bear, CA, September 21, 2016 – The Southern California Mountains Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service is calling for volunteers, ages 6 and older, to join them on National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Volunteers are needed to help plant hundreds of milkweed plants in the San Bernardino National Forest for monarch butterfly habitat enhancement. “Bring your family, friends, students, or coworkers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your favorite mountains, the San Bernardinos.  Your work will help ensure our public lands continue to be beautiful and healthy places for all to enjoy!” shared Juli Goss, Restoration Manager of the Southern California Mountains Foundation. Registration is required at MountainsFoundation.org. Participants will meet at 9:00am at the Big Bear Discovery Center, located on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, and caravan in their own vehicle 13 miles to the planting site in the forest. High clearance vehicles are recommended for travel to the site on dirt roads. A map, lunch, tools, and gloves will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring water, hat and sunscreen. A portable toilet will be available on site. The day of giving will end by 3:00pm at the Discovery Center. Volunteers will receive a fee-free use pass for a National Forest or National Park for their service; good for one...

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Lane Closures in Fawnskin This Week

Fawnskin, CA, August 15, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation is cleaning drains, reestablishing flow in roadside culverts and grading shoulders this week at two locations on State Route 38 near Fawnskin. On Tuesday, August 16, Caltrans will be cleaning drains and culverts, as well as grading the shoulders near North Shore Landing. On Wednesday, August 17, they will be working near the Discovery Center. One way traffic control will be in effect between 9 am and 3 pm on both days. Anticipate minor delays. Advisory signs have been posted in advance to alert drivers. Caltrans thanks you for your patience as they work to improve your...

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California Naturalist Volunteer Training Big Bear Discovery Center; September-November 2016

Big Bear, CA, July 17th, 2016 – Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California? If so, consider becoming a California Naturalist! Southern California Mountains Foundation is proud to host a California Naturalist Volunteer Training at the Big Bear Discovery Center in Fawnskin, CA beginning September 16, 2016 and through November 4, 2016; every Friday from 9am to 12pm. Three Saturdays will be devoted to field trips with hours 9am to 4pm. California Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and...

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Road Work in Fawnskin Thursday May Cause Delays

Fawnskin, CA, July 13, 2016 – The California Department of Transportation maintenance crews are cleaning drains in addition to other routine maintenance activities along State Route 38 through Fawnskin on Thursday July 14. The work will be conducted between the West Boat Ramp and Windy Point from 8:00 am to 11:30 am, and from the Discovery Center to Juniper Hill between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm. Lane closures with one way traffic control will be necessary to accommodate the equipment that will be staged on the...

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