ESLT: Save the Date - Lands & Legacy Celebration

Lands & Legacy Celebration
Friday, August 11 - Sunday, August 13

Join your friends, family, and fellow conservation supporters as we raise a glass in honor of the magical lands and waters you've helped protect forever!

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Lands & Legacy Benefit Dinner
When: Saturday, August 12 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Parallax Restaurant at Mammoth Mountain

Hosted by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, our annual "Party of the Year" will take place in view of the High Sierra at Mammoth Mountain's stunning Parallax Restaurant. We'll enjoy a fine dinner and open bar, with plenty of time to mingle with friends.

The evening will also feature our signature Paddle Raise: a way for guests like you to champion causes that will have a major impact on the future of our region. With donation opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $50, the Paddle Raise will offer you the chance to lift your paddle high and make a gift in support of the conservation projects that you care about most.

Lands & Legacy Guided Land Tours

All Lands & Legacy dinner guests are invited to join us for one of two land tours, to be held the same weekend as the Benefit Dinner:

Green Creek Powerhouse Preserve Tour
When: Friday, August 11 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Mono Lake County Park to depart by 1pm
Free for Lands & Legacy guests

As you explore our Green Creek Powerhouse Preserve, learn about the property's fascinating history from historian Dale Johnson. This Preserve was the location of one of the earliest hydroelectric powerhouses in the American West, which provided electricity to the Standard Mill at Bodie from 1893-1923. Hear stories from Dale, who since retiring from his 34-year career as an Electrical Engineer, has made a hobby of researching all the hydroelectric powerhouses in the west, especially in California.

Benton Hot Springs Ranch Tour
When: Sunday, August 13 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The Green Church to depart by 8am (Junction of Hwy 395 and Benton Crossing Road)
Free for Lands & Legacy guests

At our conservation easement at Benton Hot Springs Ranch, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at one of our biggest ongoing habitat restoration projects. For several years, we have been partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a home for the rare Owens speckled dace at the Benton Ponds. You'll get an up-close view of this project and a chance to observe a variety of birds as we tour this beautiful wetland. You'll also hear from landowner Bill Bramlette about the property's history and the work he's doing to preserve the historic town of Benton.

MLK Jr. Community Volunteer Day

Saturday, January 14 from 9:00am - 12:30pm

Meet at the Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center (2300 W. Line St. in Bishop)

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join local Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Members at Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) and the Bishop Paiute Tribe for a volunteer day to protect a treasured cultural resource: Rattlesnake Village. Located on the Volcanic Tablelands near Bishop, Rattlesnake Village is a prehistoric occupation site that features more than 42 rock features. Alongside Greg Haverstock, Archaeologist from the Bureau of Land Management, you'll see and learn more about this incredible site as you remove trash, pull weeds, and help protect this special place for future generations. For details and to sign up, contact Indigo Johnson, ESLT AmeriCorps Member and Education Coordinator, at or call (760) 873-4554.