Category: Environment

Group Advocates For Full-Time Big Bear Trail Staff

Big Bear, CA, March 28th, 2016 – The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, would like to see full-time paid trail staff for Big Bear. Other top notch resort destinations like Aspen, Mammoth Lakes, Breckenridge and Lake Tahoe have full-time staff involved in recreational trail promotion and maintenance. Driz Cook, the chairman of the foundation, asks “…do you want to be in the big leagues?’ If not what you will get is work done at a volunteer pace.” Volunteers have been the primary workforce in maintaining the trail system in the San Bernardino National Forest surrounding Big Bear Valley. Getting contributions through...

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Land Trust Saves Big Bear’s Best Meadowland

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 22, 2016 – 32 acres, which include lakeshore and the old drive-in movie site has been purchased by the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust. In two separate land deals funded by the California Wildlife Conservation Board, the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust purchased a total of 32.3 acres of critical meadow and wetland habitat on the south shore of Big Bear Lake. The site features several unique endangered plant species, most prominent being the Bear Valley checkerbloom — found only in Big Bear Valley. Equally important, the acquisition protects a vital patch of open space in this well-known populated part...

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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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HERO is the #1 energy-efficiency financing program in the United States and is Available To Homeowners In San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA, March 14th, 2016 – HERO an acronym that stands for: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity, is a program, which operates in partnership with local governments, enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property tax bill.  HERO has been active within San Bernardino County since October 2013.  To date, the program has financed 10,800 local home efficiency projects for a total of $228 million.  The program is estimated to have created more than 1,900 local jobs. The HERO Program is available to residential property owners in many cities and...

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Quick Hitting Pacific Storm to Roll Through This Afternoon and Evening

Big Bear, CA, March 11, 2016 – A fast-moving but vigorous Pacific cold front will sweep across our region from this afternoon through this evening. This system will spread brief heavy rain, high mountain snow, and strong winds to the area. There will also be isolated thunderstorms over the coast, valleys and mountains. The main impact will be widespread wind gusts over 40 mph. Secure loose objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture. When you’re on the road, slow down. Crosswinds make it harder to control vehicles, especially high profile and/or lightweight vehicles. If driving in the desert, visibility...

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