Please RSVP now to participate in the 8th Sierra Day in the Capitol on Wednesday, June 24!
We need YOU to stand up for the Sierra at this annual event—and come to the reception following to celebrate the Sierra and the work being done there. Please join us in talking to our state legislators about the significance of the Sierra Nevada to the environment, culture and economy of the State of California. A strong presence by citizen advocates underscores the importance and needs of the Sierra.
With California in a state of financial crisis, key messages of the day include:
- Keeping a stable budget for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, so they can continue grant programs
- The importance of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in protecting, restoring and sustaining the people and places of the Sierra
- The quality and variety of conservation activities in the range
- The importance of the Sierra Nevada as the source of the majority of California’s water supply and more
- How to include the Sierra in the “Green Jobs” economic stimulus discussion, especially in creating ecosystem service jobs
Please RSVP to: Kerry.Morse@sierrafund.org if you can attend Sierra Day or the reception, no later than Wednesday June 17, so we can have enough materials and food.
2009 Sierra Day in the Capitol is hosted by The Sierra Fund, Sierra Nevada Alliance, and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy; and generously sponsored by:
THE SHIBATANI GROUP INC.
Water Supply Strategic Planning and Climate Change Hydrology
for California’s Water Industry
Sierra Day Schedule (to be finalized):
Training: 9:30 am-noon
Club Room, Westminster Presbyterian Church
- Training for first-time citizen advocates
- Budget update
- Sierra issues of the day
- Break into teams
Lunch: noon-1:00 pm
- Delivered to meeting room
- $10 contribution requested
Meetings with Legislators: 1:00-4:30 pm
- Meetings with key legislative staff arranged
- Deliver materials to all legislative offices
Reception: 5:00-6:30 pm
Cal-EPA Building, 1001 I Street
- Celebrate the Sierra and our efforts!