Check Presentation: Waste Connections-Mammoth Disposal

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Glen Long, Regional Director of Waste Connections-Mammoth Disposal presents a $12,000 check to Gardiner Miller, Mammoth Hospital Foundation Manager for the exclusive use of Rhiannon’s Kids, a fund managed by the hospital. Rhiannon’s Kids was established in 2013 by Amanda and Gabe Taylor, pictured with son, Finley, following the passing of their daughter, Rhiannon.

Rhiannon was born at Mammoth Hospital with numerous mortal health issues requiring her to be flown to Reno for newborn intensive care. Rhiannon’s Kids was established to help families with the extra costs incurred when a child needs to be taken out of the local area for health care. Joining the group is Volunteer Eastern Sierra (VES) members Jes Schwartzkopf and Kathy Copeland. VES was instrumental in putting Glen, who is passionate about supporting children through charitable giving, in touch with Rhiannon’s Kids. Thank you Mammoth Disposal for this tremendously generous gift!

Check Presentation: Guide Dogs for the Blind

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Volunteer Eastern Sierra presented a check to Guide Dogs for the Blind, Bishop/Mammoth Lakes puppy raisers at their meeting on Nov. 20, 2019. Dawn, VES President, Noelle, Anne with Tinker, Shawn with Judd, Cammon with Valdez and Meghan with Jenner were all pleased with the large turnout the night before at the Warming Hut for Not Your Grandma’s Bingo. The money will be used for the expenses in raising a guide dog who will eventually help a blind person live a more independent life. Thanks for the support last night!

Speaker: Mammoth Community Water District

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Volunteer Eastern Sierra welcomed Betty Hylton from the Mammoth Community Water District to their June 5, 2019 meeting to explain about the recent grant received.

The Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council (MLFSC) has received approval from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) on a grant application for the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in the amount of $1,000,000 to conduct mechanical and hand thinning fuel breaks, roadside and campground fuels reduction, forest restoration, and meadow aspen release treatments on a minimum of 560 acres and up to 632 acres on Inyo National Forestland over a two-to three-year period. These activities will protect public infrastructure, recreational access, and fore stand watershed resources. The project lies within the headwaters of Mammoth Creek which provides municipal water to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and flows into the Owens River. So expect lots of needed activity in the Lakes Basin this Fall.