Volunteers Needed for Public Lands Day 9/26/09

Forest Association Volunteers

This month, volunteers will have the opportunity to partake in the enriching experience of replanting the 2007 Butler Peak burn area in the San Bernardino National Forest. Every helping hand will be part of the largest annual coast-to-coast, single-day volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands. While rolling up their sleeves, … [Read more...]

Weekend Water-Use Restriction for DWP Customers Over Labor Day Weekend

For water customers of the Department of Water and Power, there will be additional water use restrictions over the Labor Day weekend, so you may want to plan to do your outdoor watering in the meantime. On Saturday and Sunday, DWP customers serviced in Big Bear Lake, Sugarloaf, Fawnskin and Lake Williams are asked to refrain from watering, in order … [Read more...]

Blooming With Opportunity: Garden Club, Xeriscape Tour and Flower Show This Week

If getting outdoors to garden is your thing, this week offers opportunity to learn more about local planting and native flowers. Starting this morning, Big Bear’s ‘A’ Garden Club meets at 10am at the Big Bear Discovery Center. The free, two-hour meeting will feature guest speaker Michele Mroszek, Water Conservation Specialist for the … [Read more...]

Free Chipping Programs Underway; Firewise Home to Be Featured on July 18 Xeriscape Tour

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Both Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City have earned the distinction of being named Firewise USA communities, an honor held by less than 500 cities and towns throughout the country. Residents can contribute to this fire-safe effort by clearing defensible space and taking advantage of free neighborhood curbside chipping of trimmed trees and dead … [Read more...]

Pacific Crest Trail Presentation at DC Tonight; Forest Restoration Planting on Saturday

Tonight (June 18) is being billed as Nature Night at the Big Bear Discovery Center, and will include a free presentation on the Pacific Crest Trail by local photographer Scott Cordner. The 7pm offering will feature Cordner’s slide show, which covers the beautiful scenery of his hiking trip along the 2,600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from … [Read more...]

DWP Implements Water Restrictions Over Memorial Day Weekend; Water Conservation Measures in Place for Big Bear Lake, Sugarloaf, Fawnskin and Lake Williams

For water customers of the Department of Water and Power, there will be additional water use restrictions over the Memorial Day weekend, so you may want to plan to do your outdoor watering in the meantime. On Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend, DWP customers serviced in Big Bear Lake, Sugarloaf, Fawnskin and Lake Williams are asked to … [Read more...]

Peace, Music, Trees: Local Groups Come Together to Plant Peace Gardens and Bring Music to the Mountains

The Ramblin' Rangers perform at the Discovery Center's outdoor amphitheater on Memorial Day weekend--and proceeds from the show will benefit Forest Aid and the school gardens projects of the Lighthouse Project.

Local non-profit groups are coming together to create peace, plant gardens and bring us music in the mountains. Volunteers of the Lighthouse Project are working toward creating community gardens and the first of these is coming together at Big Bear Elementary School this week, as Reverend Jean Sweet and others begin planting with kindergartners, … [Read more...]

Spring Is in Bloom: Local Gardening Experts Offer Planting Advice

Though this weekend’s temperatures won’t reach 70º as had been the case earlier this week, it is gardening season in the Big Bear Valley, according to the experts at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery and Hunter’s Nursery. According to Annett Campos of Hunter’s, “Right now is a good time to plant, because you can work the soil. Now is a good … [Read more...]

After 50 Years As a Local Spring Tradition, Daffodil Gardens to Close on Easter Sunday

A mountain tradition for over 50 years will be closing on Easter Sunday. That tradition is the popular spring field trip to see the acres of beautiful daffodils in Running Springs, which Gene and Dale Bauer have offered to the public, free of charge, since 1957. The fields of many varieties of blooming daffodils survived the Slide Fire of 2007 … [Read more...]