Community Partnerships

Today, we support numerous Inyo and Mono County organizations that host events, community programs, and educational activities and provide workforce development opportunities.

Education & Outreach

Adopt-A-School Program
We support six schools in Owens Valley through our Adopt-a-School Program:
Round Valley Elementary
Bishop Elementary,
Home Street Middle School
Big Pine Elementary
Owens Valley School District
Lo Inyo Elementary

Tours and Presentations
We also can be available for stakeholder tours and presentations to high school and college students, as well as workforce training opportunities in both water and power divisions.

Resources for Classrooms
We have partnered with various non-profit groups, school districts and educators to offer free interactive activities, games, lessons and experiments on water, power and career building topics.
Math & Science Lessons
e-SMART kids Electric Safety
e-SMART Hydropower Science and Safety


Tribal Relations 

Our relationship with the Owens Valley tribes spans over a 100-year history which, at times, has been complex and challenging. The City of L.A. has a deep respect for the tribes that live in the area. We recognize and appreciate tribal sovereignty along with the strong connection and traditional knowledge to the land by the local indigenous people.  

We continue to work jointly with the local tribes to resolve issues and garner an understanding of each Tribal Nation’s unique history. Specifically, we have collaborated on cultural resources protection protocols, provided COVID-19 support, adopted the Owens Valley Tribal Engagement Policy and continue to engage in developing the working level agreements with each Tribe, and have designated a Tribal Liaison.

Eastern Sierra Events & News

This list includes activities hosted by some of the Eastern Sierra community groups that LADWP sponsors.

Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Information Center

Recreation updates and new events.

Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds 

Upcoming exhibits, educational programs and tons of free entertainment.

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association 

Latest environmental education events and activities.

Volunteer Eastern Sierra 

Find local needs and volunteer opportunities.

Mammoth Lakes Recreation

Join recreation events. 

Mammoth Lakes Chamber
of Commerce 

Upcoming events and town updates.