Summer of Stewardship 2011: September 11 at Convict Lake

Project Description: Join us in honoring the National Day of Service and Remembrance! The work program will include maintenance on the Convict Lake trail as well as lakeshore trash and fishing-line cleanup. We'll stage under the pop-up tent at the Convict Lake Resort parking lot (and we encourage volunteers to carpool, as parking is limited), review safety procedures, announce the day's tasks, and have a bagel breakfast, then break into small groups to work on specific projects.

Volunteers will work for approximately three hours, then meet back at the tent for lunch (catered by Convict Lake Resort!) and raffle prizes. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and on-the-ground conditions!

Many thanks to the following raffle sponsors:

  • Patagonia: several articles of clothing
  • Michelle Mather Massage: two 90-minute massage certificates
  • MLTPA: Summer of Stewardship 2011 Trail Crew hats
  • Sierra Maps: area trail maps



  • 46 volunteers
  • 9 staff (7 FOI/FOI Stewardship Crew, 2 MLTPA)
  • 4.5 total hours of volunteer stewardship, a $4,315.95 value


  • 1/4 mile of boardwalk rehabilitated
  • 269 pounds of trash removed, including trash picked up off the lake by volunteers in boats
  • Approximately 1 mile of trail maintained up Convict Canyon, including rocking and lopping
  • 2 large boulders (approximately 500 pounds!) moved off-trail
  • 3 waterbars restored

Click here to download the flyer for the Convict Lake event flyer.


Click here to access the photo gallery from the Convict Lake event.


Click here to download the calendar announcement that ran in the September 3, 2011, issue of The Sheet.

Click here to download the ad that ran in the September 3, 2011, issue of The Sheet.

Click here to download the ad that ran in the September 2, 2011, issue of the Mammoth Times.

Click here to read the article that ran in the September 2011 issue of The Green Sheet.

Click here to view the calendar listing that ran in the September 10, 2011, issue of The Sheet.