Tag: Southern California Mountains Foundation

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...

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Youth Conservation Corps Benefits Students and Mountains

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, July 11, 2016 – High school students, ages 15-17, are using their summer break to work in conservation, side-by-side with the Southern California Mountains Foundation and U.S. Forest Service staff, fulfilling a need for trail maintenance in the Cleveland and San Bernardino National Forests. It’s a 7-week paid assignment for 11 students in a grant funded by the U.S. Forest Service. Sandy Bonilla, director, SCMF’s Urban Conservation Corp of the Inland Empire stated, “We’re educating our multi-cultural urban youth on environmental issues through their service.  They are having fun and working hard while developing an affinity...

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Volunteers Needed for Annual Meadows Edge Clean-Up Day

Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2016 – The second annual Meadows Edge Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the popular day use picnic area from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help with the general clean up and prepare this popular family area for the 2016 summer season.   Registration is required at MountainsFoundation. Volunteers can participate with family and friends and make it FUN! Free lunch and tools are provided.  In addition, an opportunity drawing will be available to win prizes. “We’re looking forward to the 2016 event to pull together...

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Southern California Mountains Foundation Announces New Music in the Mountains Co-Producer

Big Bear, CA, March 26th, 2016 – The nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation is pleased to announce new co-producer, Stone Entertainment Group, for its Music in the Mountains outdoor summer concert series staged at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. The partnership is designed to bring additional resources to the concert series, help grow the fundraising program, and upgrade visitor services. “We welcome and we’re excited to be collaborating with Dave Stone and his team on our upcoming season,” shared Kathy Clapsaddle, event producer, Southern California Mountains Foundation. “Stone Entertainment Group is a natural fit to co-produce the series with us and build on the...

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A Mountain of Gratitude and A BIG Win for the Environment

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is proud to announce Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water, a Nestlé Waters North America brand, has donated 90 acres of land in the Angeles Oaks area of the San Bernardino Mountains. Arrowhead Water shares a prestigious history with the nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation as co-founder and funding partner while serving long-term on the Foundation’s board of directors. This is their largest donation to-date.  The donated land will be used for a number of the Foundation’s programs.  Chief among them is outdoor training in a natural setting for the organization’s Urban Conservation Corps program,...

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