Sierra Day in the Capitol set for Tuesday, June 5

People who love the Sierra Nevada and are willing to work for its future should mark their calendars to attend this year's Sierra Day in the State Capitol, Tuesday June 5. This year's Sierra lobby day is sponsored by The Sierra Fund and the Sierra Nevada Alliance. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

This will be the sixth lobby day exclusively devoted to talking with legislators and their staff about the issues and opportunities affecting the natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada region. Over the last several years Sierra advocates have taught these decision makers about the importance of the Sierra as the state's last great reservoir of wilderness, water and wildlife. The educational materials, including maps and photos, have helped members from Los Angeles, San Diego and other urban areas to understand the size and majesty of the “range of light.” This has been important to building support for investment in the natural resources of the region from the people who live in distant urban areas.

The day will include a short “training” for people who have never lobbied before plus an update on current topics of concern in the state legislature such as the status of the budget, bond investment strategies, and specific pieces of legislation.

The day will include lunch (donations gratefully accepted) and a reception at the end of the day. Details on the location and agenda will be made available soon.

RSVP now to ensure your reservation:

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Martin, The Sierra Fund (530) 265-8454 x11

Joan Clayburgh, Sierra Nevada Alliance (530) 542-4546