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For Immediate Release
Contact: Linda Stamer
Date: January 8, 2018
Southern California Mountains Foundation Seeks Public Input on
OHV State Grants
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., January 8, 2018 –
The Southern California Mountains Foundation will be seeking public input for their upcoming State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) grants that will be submitted on March 5, 2018.
California state regulations require public input prior to the preliminary application deadline for this fund allocation process. These grants support Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) education and safety activities on the San Bernardino National Forest.
The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, the San Bernardino National Forest, and the Southern California Mountains Foundation have maintained a successful partnership for more than 15 years and have granted the Foundation funding to produce quality safety and education programs and to complete several successful restoration projects. …
National Winter Trails Day
January 13, 2018
Big Bear Discovery Center
Fawnskin, CA . . .
The Southern California Mountains Foundation will host its 7th Annual Southern California Winter Trails Day on January 13, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Winter Trails Day is a national event that offers those new to snow sports an opportunity to try winter activities, such as snowshoeing, for FREE. Smokey Bear will also be making an appearance.
A 30-minute introduction to snowshoeing will be hosted every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. Registration will be available at 10 a.m. limited to 20 people per demo. Snowshoes will be provided. (This activity is dependent on snow, so….Think Snow!)
“Strap on a pair of snowshoes and you'll quickly see why snowshoeing has become one of the fastest-growing winter sports,” said Wendy Craig, Discovery Center Manager. “If you can walk, you can snowshoe. People…
Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF), is a non-profit organization that focuses on conservation, outdoor education, and responsible recreation within the Southern California mountains. Harnessing volunteers, donations, and grants, SCMF provides multiple ways for individuals and communities to connect to their public lands. This years conservation focus is tree planting within the Lake Fire of the San Bernardino National Forest. In 2015, the Lake Fire burned over 40,000 acres on critical lands within the San Gorgonio Wilderness and its borders. We are fundraising to help the Forest Service replant this area. Here is how your donation will help:
Your $10 will fund our Urban Conservation Corps to plant a tree and learn conservation-oriented jobs skills.
Your $20 will help fund our crews to plant 5 trees.
Your $50 will help fund our crews to plant 20 trees.
A $100 donation will help plant 75 trees.
We believe that understanding and sharing our…
September 7, 2017
The Southern California Mountains Foundation Off Highway Vehicle Safety and Education Program is making its rounds in Southern California. "Education booths are set up at various high volume functions to help us spread the word on responsible motorized vehicle recreation on public lands", says Rick Lavello, program coordinator. This week you can find Rick and his volunteers at the L.A. County Fair where he is spreading educational messages to the public and various groups of children. During the weekend of September 15-17, the educational trailer will move over to the Sand Sport Super Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds to meet with Off Highway Vehicle enthusiasts. On the weekend of September 30th-October 1st Rick will take his program to the Offroad Expo in Pomona.
The program emphasizes the need to stay on authorized routes to prevent resource damage. He and his volunteers inform the public on where they…
In short, Big Bear’s Mountaintop Trail Rally
is just what it says it is- a gathering… for trail users… on the top of a mountain… and we want you
Equal parts race and leisure, MTR is much more than getting out on trails. It’s a celebration of our beautiful trail system in Big Bear and what all trail stakeholders (which includes the community) have accomplished improving it throughout the years. What’s more, all proceeds directly benefit Big Bear’s trail system,
so we’ll have more to celebrate next year.
Presented by Team Big Bear
, and through the strong partnership between the Southern California Mountains Foundation and the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the Mountaintop Trail Rally aims to unite the widest range of trail users in a single place through a competitive mountain bike race, non-competitive mountain bike ride, trail run, and hike. In other words, any way you enjoy…