Hold the Date! Sierra Day in the Capitol Wednesday June 24, 2009

NEVADA CITY, 2 April 2009 – The Sierra Fund and the Sierra Nevada Alliance will be hosting the seventh Sierra Day in the Capitol on Wednesday June 24, 2009.  Please mark your calendar now and reserve this date to join fellow fans of the Sierra talking to state legislators about the importance of the Sierra Nevada to the environment, culture and economy of the State of California.

Key messages of the day include:

  1. How to include the Sierra in the Green Jobs economic stimulus discussion, especially in creating ecosystem service jobs.
  2. The importance (and location) of the Sierra Nevada.
  3. The quality and variety of conservation activities in the range.
  4. The importance of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in protecting, restoring and sustaining the people and places of the Sierra.

As usual the day will include a morning meeting to discuss issues, distribute materials, and divide into teams followed by a no-host lunch.  There will be appointments made with legislators and their staff as well as key members of the administration.  Plus an evening reception to celebrate our successes!

The Sierra Fund will once again be compiling Sample Conservation Project Profiles, a beautiful full-color handout depicting a wide range of “ready to go” projects in the Sierra region seeking funding. Organizations interested in providing a profile for this document are encouraged to contact Kerry Morse at The Sierra Fund:  kerry.morse@sierrafund.org.

Everyone who cares about the future of the Sierra Nevada is encouraged to attend. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about the event, including location, speakers and more. We will open registration later this month.