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A Day in the Life of a Volunteer Naturalist by Gary Flanders

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After my morning ablutions and a mostly nutritious breakfast, I pull on my forest green shirt with the tan embroidered script that says Southern California Mountains Foundation Volunteer.  My ensemble is capped off with a pair of tan cargo pants that has more pockets then anyone would ever have a need for.  Hiking boots on, I head out the door for the short drive over to the Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve.  Today I will be part of the volunteer crew leading wildflower tours into the amazing Pebble Plain.  When we arrive at the green building on Hwy 18, we open the windows, put out the flag and the “Open” signs and wait for the arriving visitors. Today my group consists of a young couple with twin daughters, probably 9 or 10, from Huntington Beach; a newly married couple from LA; a science teacher and her husband from Orange County; two women…
Categories: Current Posts , Discovery Center

2017 Music in the Mountains

Southern California Mountains Foundation Announces Season 12 of Music in the Mountains Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater Tickets Now on Sale at MountainsFoundation.org We are pleased to announce our 2017 summer concert season at the outdoor Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater.  The series will feature the best classic rock and country tribute shows available nationally with a six-show schedule.  Season passes, premium tickets, and general admission tickets are on sale at MountainsFoundation.org and two walk up sales locations.  Presenting sponsor Big Bear Vacations returns to support Season 12 of the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser. “We’re excited to launch this summer’s schedule and thank our new and returning sponsors who are joining us in raising money this season for the health and sustainability of our public lands through the power of this concert series,” shared Stacy Gorin, Southern California Mountains executive officer.   “Our schedule is packed with 6 new shows and returning favorites…
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Seeking Americorps Participants

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? Do you want to help protect and restore the San Bernardino National Forest? When you join the Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation AmeriCorps program, you use your energy, ideals, and talents to help protect natural resources. Plus, you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills. The Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program is now recruiting 27  individuals ages 18-25 years old with a “I can do it attitude” that want to serve for 6 months on a service crew that will help restore and protect the San Bernardino National Forest. AmeriCorps service crew members will provide wildfire disaster mitigation services that will target some of the most hazardous areas on the San Bernardino National Forest that are at the highest risk of wildfires due to the current drought…
Categories: Current Posts , Urban Conservation Corps

Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Day Observed at local Bobby Vega Park San Bernardino, Calif. – March 22, 2017 -- The Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) is pleased to announce that it will be celebrating the legacy of Cesar Chavez Day by planting a memorial garden at the local Bobby Vega Park in San Bernardino. Since 1992 the Mountains Foundation has worked to inspire and engage individuals from all walks of life in environmental citizenship.  Stacy Gorin, Executive Officer, Southern California Mountains Foundation states, “We believe that connecting communities to our public lands is key to their survival.  Through the Southern California Mountains Foundation’s six programs and an army of volunteers, we work to steward the places you love to play and provide a workforce development program for underserved youth in conservation based fields.” On March 31, we will be celebrating Cesar Chavez day, while also honoring one of our own, Bobby Vega, whom…
Categories: Current Posts , Urban Conservation Corps