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Crossfit Radiate: Crossfit Kids Coming this Summer

CrossFit Radiate
CrossFit is "a constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity." We train our athletes to be physically competent in all 10 aspects of fitness. They are Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy. Much of what life throws at you is unpredictable and we want people to be prepared for the "Unknown and Unknowable."

Where: Inyo Box, 149 S. Fowler St. Bishop, Ca 93514
Questions: Cyndeekiddoo@gmail.com Tel: 760-920-7519
Click here for the official CrossFit Radiate website.

BUHS Interact Club: Seeking School Supplies

BUHS Interact Club in need of school supplies: The BUHS Interact Club is working to provide deserving students with backpacks, 3-ring binders, notebooks, backpacks, and various other school supplies. New and gently used supplies would be greatly appreciated!

Donations can be dropped off at Blogging Bishop, which is located at 162 East Pine Street, phone number (760) 872-4655.

Nawanaki-ti Market: OPENS THIS FRIDAY! Big Pine, CA

Starting this Friday, June 24, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. the Nawanaki-ti Market will begin. Every Friday evening until dusk. Big Pine Blessed Indian Taco's will also be there selling their famous Indian Taco's. Vendor applications are available at the Big Pine Tribal Office.

For more information contact Joseph Miller, Market Manager at (760) 938-2003

Mammoth Motocross: Race Days Mammoth


RACE DAYS

Vet Race Weekend +30/+40/+50 Race Days
June 18-19(Saturday-Sunday). 2016

Mini Race Days
June 21-22, (Tuesday-Wednesday). 2016

Open Racing, Schoolboy 1&2, 25 yrs +
June 24, (Friday) 2016

250 Day, FMF 2 Stroke Challenge/College Boy/125cc 12-16
June 25, (Saturday). 2016

450cc Race Day 450, 250B/C Open, Women's 12yrs +, 250C Jr 12-16
June 26, (Sunday). 2016

Click here for the the Mammoth Motocross website.

Caltrans: Littering and Polluting Behaviors on California’s Highways are Focus of the “Protect Every Drop” Campaign


SURVEY REVEALS SURPRISING DRIVER BEHAVIORS FOR LITTER, POLLUTION
Littering and Polluting Behaviors on California’s Highways are Focus of the “Protect Every Drop” Campaign

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans released new survey data today that shows nearly half of all motorists surveyed admit to sometimes littering along the state’s highways. Nearly one in five California motorists report intentionally dumping something on the side of the highway. Survey respondents confirmed they improperly disposed of items ranging from old furniture and appliances to green waste from their yard such as lawn clippings, branches or leaves. In addition, another 6 percent of motorists admitted that they fail to pick up waste left by pets on the side of the highway.

“These findings are staggering because this is not accidental public behavior, but rather a conscious decision to improperly discard or leave behind debris along California freeways,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “These items create roadway hazards while also directly affecting the cleanliness of our highways and the waterways. When it rains, stormwater flushes highway debris and pollutants into the storm drain system flowing to open bodies of water.”

The quantitative survey was conducted to measure California highway drivers’ awareness, attitudes and behaviors when it comes to maintaining clean highways for the purposes of clean waterways. The survey was conducted in February 2016 by ConsumerQuest Research. Responses were collected from more than 300 California drivers across the state age 18 years of age and older who had driven on California freeways or highways in the last 30 days.

Below are several additional survey findings:

  • Making the Connection: Overwhelmingly, 84 percent of Californians believe there is a connection between highway pollution and the quality of water. Virtually all of these motorists say that knowing this encourages them to maintain their vehicle properly and not litter or cause pollution on highways.
  • Taking Action: The primary action taken as a result of understanding the connection between roadway pollution and water quality is to avoid littering (30 percent), followed distantly by making sure there are no leaking fluids (14 percent).
  • Tire Maintenance: Only half of California motorists regularly check to make certain their tires are properly inflated. Perhaps more concerning is that nearly one in five California motorists report that they “go by how my vehicle feels,” are sometimes “not totally certain,” (how full their tires are) or “don’t really worry about this.”
  • Leaky Car Fluids: Four in 10 motorists discovered a fluid leak from their vehicle in the past several years. While most repaired it immediately, a significant portion did not. Of those who discovered leaking fluids, 20 percent report waiting at least a few days to take action or topping off and not worrying about it.

Caltrans recently launched a new stormwater public education and outreach campaign called “Protect Every Drop” to educate Californians about the sources and pathways of stormwater pollution, including the items found to be improperly discarded during the survey. The campaign encourages motorists to reduce the pollutants that affect water quality in California’s streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters, in order to keep them drinkable, swimmable and fishable. The campaign addresses several actions the public can take, including:

· Performing routine vehicle and tire maintenance, which reduces pollution from vehicles on the roadway. · Properly disposing of trash and recycling.
· Securing and covering truckloads that may fall off or blow out during travel.

The campaign also addresses other pollutants found in highway stormwater that may originate from non-highway sources such as pesticides and bacteria from natural sources.

“The polluted water that runs off California highways discharges either to an adjacent city or county storm drain system, or to a stream, river or lake – and eventually to bays and the ocean,” says Ana Serrano, PE, Office of Stormwater Program Implementation, Division of Environmental Analysis at Caltrans. “We need every motorist to do their part to help keep California’s highways and waterways clean.”

The comprehensive Caltrans Awareness, Attitudes and Behaviors Study Pre-Campaign Baseline Results can be found at: www.protecteverydrop.com/resources.

Caltrans owns and operates storm drain systems along more than 50,000 lane miles of the state highway system, which discharge into every major watershed of the state. Stormwater picks up pollution washed off vehicles and roadways when it rains, which makes its way through ditches and pipes that make up storm drain systems.

About the Campaign

The three-year “Protect Every Drop” educational campaign includes a cohesive and integrated public relations, advertising and community outreach program across California aimed at helping change the behavior of Californians in a way that leads to improved water quality. The campaign website can be found at protecteverydrop.com and includes tips and information on reducing stormwater pollution. The campaign is being guided by a steering committee that includes Caltrans, the State Water Boards and the California Stormwater Quality Association.

For more information, visit ProtectEveryDrop.com.

ESPC: July Meeting


It's July and time for another meeting of the Eastern Sierra Photographers. This meeting features Bishop's own John Wilson. Johns credentials are Photo Lab owner/operator, College instructor, Photographer and first and foremost, a really nice guy. The meeting will also include a showing of photos submitted by members of ESP. Everyone is welcome.

New to photography?? Bring your camera and learn how to get the most out of all those knobs and buttons. We meet at 7:00pm the first Wednesday of each month at Astorga's Mexican restaurant 2206 N.Sierra Highway.

Come early and have Dinner and stay for the meeting. See you July 6th. 

When: Wed., July 6 (7 pm)
Where: Astorga's Mexican Restaurant, 2206 N. Sierra Hwy
Questions: Jerry 872-1660

 

ESLT: Community Events


Volunteer Workday: Sage-Grouse Fence Flagging at the Black Lake Preserve 
Thursday, June 23 (9:00am – 1 pm)

Lend a hand on the land with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) and help make the Black Lake Preserve a safer home for wildlife! The barbed wire fences that surround Black Lake create hazards for birds, particularly sage-grouse – so ESLT is looking for volunteers to help install reflective flags that will make fences more visible. Volunteers should wear appropriate attire for working outdoors, including long sleeves, hat, and gloves. Please bring a lunch and water bottle and leave dogs at home.

For more information and to RSVP, contact catherine@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554. To learn more about ESLT and other upcoming Volunteer Days, visit www.eslt.org.


Volunteer Workday: Yednock Conservation Clean Up
Thursday, July 7 (9:00am – 2 pm)

Lend a hand on the land with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) at their Yednock Conservation Project, a beautiful and secluded property just south of Mono Lake. On June 7, ESLT will lead a Volunteer Workday here to remove old debris and restore natural habitat. Volunteers should wear appropriate attire for working outdoors, including long sleeves, hat, and gloves. Please bring a lunch and water bottle and leave dogs at home.

For more information and to RSVP, contact catherine@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554. To learn more about ESLT and other upcoming Volunteer Days, visit www.eslt.org.


Volunteer Workday: Benton Hot Springs Ranch Bulrush Transplant
Thursday, July 21 9:00am – 12 pm

Lend a hand on the land with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) as they partner with California Department of Fish & Wildlife to reintroduce the native Owens Speckled Dace back into the ponds at the Benton Hot Springs Ranch! On June 23, ESLT invites volunteers to help them transplant Bulrush to increase open water habitat. Volunteers should wear appropriate attire for working outdoors, including long sleeves, hat, and gloves (waders will be provided). Please bring a water bottle and leave dogs at home.

For more information and to RSVP, contact catherine@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554. To learn more about ESLT and other upcoming Volunteer Days, visit www.eslt.org.


Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Lands & Legacy Celebration Weekend
July 29 – 31

Celebrate conservation with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT)! Lands & Legacy is ESLT’s “Party of the Year” – an opportunity for friends and supporters to come together and raise a glass in toast to the many conservation successes made possible thanks to the growing support of community members like you. Co-hosted by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, the 8 th annual Benefit Dinner will be held Saturday, July 30 at Parallax Restaurant. Free with each dinner ticket is admission to one of two unique walking tours to be held that same weekend on permanently protected lands: Friday afternoon in Bridgeport Valley or Sunday morning at the Black Lake Preserve.

Tickets will sell out quickly – to learn more and reserve a seat, visit www.eslt.org or call (760) 873-4554.