Tag: Southern California Mountains Foundation

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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Southern California Mountains Foundation Seeks Public Comment

Big Bear, CA, March 9, 2016 – The nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation is  seeking public comments on the State of California Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division preliminary grant application for the 2015/2016 grant cycle. The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, Southern California Mountains Foundation,  and the San Bernardino National Forest have maintained a successful long term partnership with  funding assistance for well managed OHV recreation on National Forest lands. The Mountains Foundation’s Education and Safety application includes a strong emphasis on education  both on and off the forest, printing of educational materials including San Bernardino National Forest  OHV Guides. To review applications and provide comments go to OHVPARKS. The public review and comment period for the 2016 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program began Tuesday, March 8, 2016, and ends on Monday, April 4, 2016. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the   preliminary applications submitted to ...

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Get Outdoors for National Trails Day

Fawnskin, CA, June 4, 2015 – Since 1993, National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, has grown to inspire many thousands of people nationwide to celebrate and give back to the trails they love on one dedicated day. America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow access to our natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include a local restoration event focused on the South Shore Trail Network, adjacent to Big Bear Lake, on Saturday, June 6, sponsored by the Southern California Mountains Foundation in partnership with REI, and the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation. The South Shore Trail Network is designed as a multi-use trail system comprised of 23 miles of newly-designated trails that need to be brought up to U.S. Forest Service trail standards. Trail work will concentrate on the Pine Knot Trail. Stacy Gorin, Southern California Mountains Foundation interim executive director, said, “We’re thrilled to have REI’s continued support on National Trails Day. We share a mutual commitment in keeping our trails safe, healthy and open to everyone, from first-time users to enthusiasts. We’re also working in partnership with Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation to recruit families and individuals who want to get outdoors and give back to the trails that serve so many people on the...

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