Friday, April 20, 2012

Mike Tyner Memorial Event - May 19 @ Hi Mt.

Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Hi Mountain Lookout, Los Padres National Forest
Brother, son, cousin, biologist, friend, student, teacher, mentor. Mike Tyner dedicated his life to the understanding and protection of nature. He died on November 30th, 2011, while protecting the birds that he loved in Big Sur. Mike graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a degree in Ecology and Systematic Biology in 2003. He got his start in field biology at the Hi Mountain Condor Lookout, and eventually became the field supervisor for the Ventana Wildlife Society’s Condor Recovery Program.
Mike was an avid birder, botanist, naturalist, and a beloved friend to many.  He was a positive and influential force in the world, spreading his love and enthusiasm for nature to all of those that he touched. Mike is gone, but he will never forgotten, especially not at Hi Mountain.  Please come celebrate his life with us on Saturday May 19th at one of Mike’s favorite places…..the Hi Mountain Condor Lookout.

Mike’s Memorial Event Schedule
Friday, May 18th
5:30 PM â€“ PRE-PARTY for hosts and others who want to come up early.
7:30 PM - On-your-own dinner
8:30 PM - Owling From the Lookout or Hi Mt Road
Saturday, May 19th
Weeding, painting of cistern, roof re-seal
10:30 AM â€“ Guests meet in Pozo (shuttle available to the Lookout)
11:00 AM - Guests arrive
Introductions, sharing and remembering Mike, Donations to Mike Tyner Memorial Internship Fund
12:00 PM-ish - Pot-luck - Bring something to share and your own place-setting/dishware/cup. Last name: A-F: Salads, G-L: Main dishes, M-R: sides or deserts, S-Z: Drinks
Afternoon Activities (from lunch until departures) - Finish morning work projects as needed, 360 degree Points of Interest tour, Natural History Walk to the Gate, Hike to Hi Valley, Birding, Rest and relaxation
3:00 PM - shuttle available back down to Pozo
5:00-5:30 PM - Later ride down to Pozo
tbd - Wine tasting
7:00 PM - Remembering Mike Tyner slide show
Bring you own dinner (left over pot-luck items)
Overnight Camping - RSVP needed (no open fires)
Sunday, May 20th
Wake up, relax, hike, shut down the Lookout
Donate to the Mike Tyner Memorial Internship Fund
Please make checks payable to: MCAS-Hi Mountain Lookout (write in “M.Tyner Fund” on the notes space)
Donate by mail: Morro Coast Audubon, PO Box 1507, Morro Bay, CA 93443
Donate on-line: To donate online with a credit card, simply visit Morro Coast Audubon’s donation page here. Choose: “Dedication or Gift” (To make a donation in memory of Mike, please enter Mike Tyner’s name. You will have a chance to send an eCard to his family at the end of making a donation, if you know their email address). The Hi Mountain staff will notify the family of your donation as well.
Donations are tax deductible (Tax ID # 23-7165021)
A 2012 Tax receipts will be sent to you from MCAS
Contact with questions or for more information: Steve Schubert 805-528-6138; Francis Villablanca, 805-748-1014; Marcelle 805-927-1017; Joel Weiss 805-801-6236. Directions and a map to the Hi Mt. Lookout are here.