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Southern California Mountains Foundation

Volunteers Sought for National Trails Day in Big Bear 

Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation and donate your time on Saturday, June 2nd to show your support for the local effort to improve trails in the San Bernardino National Forest.  We will rally together in Big Bear on June 2, at the Big Bear Discovery Center to improve Cougar Crest trail, one of the most popular trails on the north shore of Big Bear Lake.  Lunch will be provided to all registered participants, and the first 75 registrants will receive a Scenic Skychair ticket to Snow Summit.  This event is sponsored by: Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, San Bernardino National Forest, Kodiak 100, City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino and the Southern California Mountains Foundation.  

Together we'll improve this 3-mile trail by improving drainage, realigning problem sections of the trail and performing general maintenance.  We encourage you to take the National Trails Day® pledge and join us as we hit the trail and leave it better than we found it during #NationalTrailsDay. To register for this event or to learn more visit: www.bbntd.eventbright.com ,  www.mountainsfoundation.org or www.trailsfoundation.org

“We’re excited to see so many valuable partners coming together for the benefit of Big Bear’s recreational trails.  National Trails Day is the perfect time to celebrate this teamwork. The City of Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, the Southern California Mountains Foundation, the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, REI, the United States Forest Service, and, of course, the giving members of the public.  We’re committed to mobilizing more people to get outdoors and experience our beautiful National Forest.” said Bennett Rossell, Non-Motorized Trails Coordinator, Southern California Mountains Foundation and Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation.

Check-in will begin at 8:30am at the Big Bear Discovery Center, 40971 Hwy 38/North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333.   Trail work will be performed from 9am to 12pm, with BBQ lunch following at the Big Bear Discovery Center.  Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes, dress layered, wear long pants, and bring reusable water bottles and gloves.  All tools and instruction will be provided.   

The efforts from this year’s National Trails Day will complement the ongoing maintenance and trail-building within the Big Bear Valley.  

Since 1993, National Trails Day®, sponsored by American Hiking Society, has grown to inspire many thousands of people nationwide to celebrate and give back to the trails they love on one dedicated day.  America's 200,000 miles of trails allow access to our natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more.   

Together we'll improve 2,802 miles of trail on National Trails Day®

Each year people all across the country set out on trails in celebration of American Hiking Society's National Trails Day®. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System, American Hiking Society has set a goal to improve 2,802 miles of trail—the distance across the US—on June 2nd for National Trails Day®.

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Yamaha Supports SCMF Program

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A big thanks to our longtime partner Yamaha for granting funding to support the Southern California Mountains Foundation’s Off Highway Vehicle Education and Safety Program. Their funding to us this past year enabled us to purchase much needed tables and chairs for our education kiosks and public training, uniforms and awards to support our hard working volunteers, travel costs for our program manager to attend large trade shows to spread the message of responsible OHV use, and funding to pay for our popular OHV Guides that we pass out to the public to keep riders on legal routes. In return, Yamaha Corporation will be invited to help us complete the building of new trails in the fall of 2020 and they will be recognized on new signage at the Big Bear Discovery Center at our educational “On the Right Trail” RC race track. Yamaha Corporation has supported our OHV program for over 10 years…
Categories: Current Posts , Off-Highway Vehicles , Partners
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OHV Grant Comments Being Sought

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SCMF is seeking public comments on two preliminary grants submitted on March 2, 2020 to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD). These draft applications were based on public and staff feedback given in January and February and seek to support OHV education and safety efforts in the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF). Funding is being requested to support OHV education and volunteer staff, the production and distribution of OHV Guides/maps for the SBNF, the purchase and distribution of educational handouts, and upgrades to the education outreach trailer.   Comments can be submitted from Tuesday, March 3rd through Monday, May 4, 2020 by 5 pm. The Southern California Mountains Foundation, the San Bernardino National Forest, and the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division has enjoyed a successful partnership for the past 16 years restoring forest lands and providing quality OHV education programs. Full proposals can be…
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Seeking OHV Grant Program Input

Southern California Mountains Foundation Seeks Public input on Off Highway Vehicle State Grants The Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) is seeking public input for their upcoming State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) grant that will be submitted on March 2, 2020. California state regulations require public input prior to the preliminary application deadline for this fund allocation process. This grant supports Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) education and safety activities on the San Bernardino National Forest. The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, the San Bernardino National Forest, and the Southern California Mountains Foundation have maintained a successful partnership for more than 17 years. The State of California has granted the Foundation funding to produce quality safety and education programs and the completion of several successful restoration projects.  We are encouraging the public to provide suggestions for our grant that will improve our OHV safety and education program.…
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OHV Volunteer Orientation

For Immediate Release Date: November 12, 2019 Contact:   Rick Lavello 909.382.2606 rlavello@mountainsfoundation.org OHV Volunteer Program Orientation November 16th, 2019 9:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. San Bernardino National Forest Headquarters The Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) is seeking individuals interested in joining our Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education and Safety Program.  Volunteers will help us spread the word on safe, responsible, and sustainable motorized recreation on public lands. Join the fun and share your off-highway knowledge and enthusiasm at local dealerships, community events, schools, industry shows, and out on forest trails and staging areas.  SCMF will provide all of the training and materials you need, just bring your passion for the outdoors and OHVs! To learn more about becoming an OHV volunteer contact: Rick Lavello at rlavello@moountainsfoundation.org or attend our OHV Volunteer Orientation on November 16th, 2019 from 9:00 am -2pm at the San Bernardino National Forest Headquarters located at 602 S. Tippecanoe…
Categories: Current Posts , Off-Highway Vehicles

Restoration Volunteers Needed!

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Volunteers are needed by the Southern California Mountains Foundation!  Come help us protect and restore forest habitat and You'll Feel Great!  We will teach you how to collect native seeds, water restoration sites, plant trees and native plants, work in the native plant nurseries and remove invasive plants! For more information please email us at volunteer@mountainsfoundation.org. Check our full calendar at: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/3/r?tab=wc or click HERE to sign up. Fall 2019 Schedule September 14th: Seed Collecting near the Baldy Mesa Staging Area. CLOSED September 21st: Lytle Creek Nursery Day- watering native plants and weed removal. Sign up hereSeptember 28th: National Public Lands Day- meadow restoration at Cienega Redondo (Big Bear Area). Free lunch is included! For more information click here and please email: megan.clement@usda.gov October 5th: Private event with Yamaha Corporation. Rattlesnake Mountain trail brushing & mulching. If you are interested in hosting a private restoration…
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