Welcome to the Mother Lode Chapter

We encompass eleven local Sierra Club groups in twenty-four Northern & Central California counties


Thanks to all who helped make our annual banquet a rousing success! 


Over 100 chapter members and friends gathered in Sacramento to dine in style and recognize our outstanding leaders at the group and chapter levels. This year we also presented awards for Environmental Journalism and for Outstanding Public Official. Our keynote speaker was Bruce Hamilton, the Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Club, whose focus was on the importance of expanding the Club to include greater ethnic and racial diversity among our members and leaders. Bruce's address was followed by a lively question and answer session. Attendees at the banquet showed their strong support for the chapter's grassroots work by bidding on silent auction items and purchasing raffle tickets. The event was both enjoyable and an all-around success!
Barb, Bruce and Terry
Left to right: Chapter Chair Barb Williams, Sierra Club Executive Director
Bruce Hamilton, and Chapter Director Terry Davis
Gayle Eads and Andy Sawyer
Luis & LaVerne Ireland Conservationist of the Year 
Gayle Eads and Chapter Vice-Chair Andy Sawyer
Group Awards
 Recipients of Group Awards to Barb William's left:
Jon Sturtevant (Tuolumne), Grace Anderson (Tahoe)
and Trevor Taylor (Sacramento) 
Valerie Eviner
Valerie Eviner accepts the Urban Youth Outreach Award
from Ginny Volk-Anderson, chair of ICO 
Alex Breitler
Alex Breitler is presented the Environmental Journalism
by Dale Stocking, Chapter Treasurer
Jim Branham
The Outstanding Public Offical Award is presented to
Jim Branham (Sierra Nevada Conservancy) by
Craig Thomas (Sierra Forest Legacy)
The Sponsors of our 2015 Banquet 

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Date Event More Information
Sun, 08/02/2015 Conservation Commitee & Executive Committee meetings
10:00 AM

909 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Annual Awards Banquet and Fundraiser

California-Nevada Regional Conservation Committee Meeting

Chapter Conservation Committee Meeting

Lobby Day and Training

Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

Chapter Executive Committee Candidate Statements Due

Outing Leader Training

Conservation Committee and Executive Committee Meetings

Lecture at Luna's Cafe: Myth & the Spiritual Writings of John Muir

Annual Awards Banquet

Conservation Commitee & Executive Committee meetings