UPDATE: Volunteers Needed To Count Bald Eagles – Cancelled

UPDATE: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 8, 2013 -  Due to snow and road conditions in the mountains, the bald eagle counts at Big Bear Lake, Lake Hemet, Lake Gregory, and Lake Arrowhead have been cancelled for Saturday March 9th. ORIGINAL STORY: Big Bear Lake, CA, March 6, 2013 – Volunteers are needed to help the Forest Service count bald … [Read more...]

Discovery Center Seeks Volunteers

Fawnskin, CA, February 9, 2013 - The Big Bear Discovery Center is looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a positive difference in the San Bernardino National Forest.  Here’s an opportunity for local residents or second homeowners who want to give back to their community, utilize their skills, meet interesting people … [Read more...]

Big Bear THRIVES! with Tai Chi


Big Bear Lake, CA, January 25, 2013 - Big Bear THRIVES! is a movement to live in our community in a socially conscious and environmentally sustainable way. Attendees at its free monthly gatherings are welcome to bring business cards and literature in alignment with this theme, and to participate in a light, healthy potluck. The next Big Bear … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Historical Society General Meeting

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 24, 2013 - The scheduled speaker at the next general meeting of the Big Bear Valley Historical Society is Bill Sapp, archaeologist for the San Bernardino National Forest.  Mr. Sapp will be presenting information on the recently created Forest Service Stewardship Program where individuals, families and businesses agree … [Read more...]

Winter Trails Day At Discovery Center

Fawnskin, CA, January 8, 2013 - The Southern California Mountains Foundation (formerly San Bernardino/National Forest Association) and co-presenter, REI, will host the second Southern California Winter Trails Day on January 12, 2012 from 10am until 2pm at the Big Bear Discovery Center.  Winter Trails is a national event that offers those … [Read more...]

Healing With Native Plants And Herbs

Fawnsin, CA, December, 15, 2012 - The next Big Bear THRIVES! free gathering will be on Sunday, December 16th from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Tammie “Rain” Hayes will give a presentation on the healing qualities and medicinal uses of Native Plants and Herbs, which include teas and natural cleansers. Peggy Otterstrom will … [Read more...]

Antique Car Club Awards Grants

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 8, 2012, 6am - The Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club will be awarding over $15,000 in grants to many of the Valley’s charities at 6pm on Monday, November 12 at the Discovery Center. The money represents the organization’s profits from the Annual Fun Run Car Show held every August. The group puts on an Annual Pinewood … [Read more...]

Feast Of The Harvest Moon

Fawnskin, CA, October 19, 2012, 6am - A “Feast” of Native American culture will be presented and celebrated at the 12th  annual Feast of the Harvest Moon festival.  Traditionally, the Feast of the Harvest Moon was celebrated among American Indian tribes when the period of darkness between sunset and moonrise is successively shorter … [Read more...]

Fourth Of July Reminders From The Forest Service


Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2012, noon - Forest Service picnic areas are very popular locations for watching the fireworks display over the lake, so we have a few reminders from the Forest Service for residents and visitors. Wood and charcoal fires and BBQ’s are ONLY permitted in US Forest Service fire rings and stoves at the picnic areas and … [Read more...]

San Bernardino National Forest To Offer “Fee Free” Days


Fawnskin, CA, June 8, 2012, noon - The San Bernardino National Forest announced that tomorrow (Saturday, June 9) will be a “Fee Free” day for all visitors to the Forest. A National Forest Adventure Pass will not be required for visitors entering areas that normally require a pass. Acting Forest Recreation Officer Al Colby says  “This … [Read more...]