The Sierra Club Maidu Group is the local organization for members living on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador and El Dorado Counties.

Movie Nights at the Cozmic Cafe

Sierra Club's Maidu Group and the Coalition for Change present the following movies upstairs at the Cozmic Café in Placerville. Doors open at 6PM, Show starts at 6:30. Suggested Donation = $3.00

April 8 - "PAY 2 PLAY", and May 13 - "PLANET OCEAN". Click here for the details:

 

Highway 50 Cleanup

About every 5 to 6 weeks, a group of Maidu members and guests clean up a section of Highway 50 near Missouri Flat Rd. All materials for cleaning: sacks, pickup sticks, gloves, goggles, helmets, visibility vests are provided. We work for 2-3 hours. Please join us. Contact John Le Pouvoir, jadedreprobate@yahoo.com. We are recruiting for a new leader to facilitate Maidu Group’s Adopt-a-Highway section of Highway 50. If you are interested, contact John.

Save the Date - April 25

Again this year, Maidu Group will join with other environmental organizations and sustainability oriented vendors to celebrate Earth Day. The event is held at the El Dorado County Main Library, in Placerville, from 10 am to 4 pm. Com out and join the festivities, and learn what steps you can take to act locally, think globally, and SAVE THE PLANET.

King Fire Restoration Update

Maidu Group has joined with Sierra Forest Legacy, El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and the Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation in submitting comments on the Eldorado National Forest Notice of Scoping of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed King Fire Restoration Project.

Go Electronic; Save Money and Paper!

Maidu Group is updating our list of members who have said they would like to receive Maidu Messages electronically, rather than on paper. Increasing the number of electronic subscribers will save us money for printing and postage. Well over half of our annual budget goes to these costs. Our first concern is that you will read our newsletter in which- ever form you choose to receive it. We plan to send four quarterly newsletters this year. If you would prefer receiving these newsletters electronically, please send your email address to us at twoperegrines@yahoo.com. If you prefer receiving the paper version of the newsletter, you don't need to do anything at this time. In either case, we hope you will read Maidu Messages and become involved to whatever extent possible.

Maidu Group also maintains contact lists for Events and Alerts. The Events list is used to inform members by email of upcoming events such as general meetings and events involving other groups which you might find to be of interest. The Alerts list is used to inform members by email of critical conservation is- sues. The Alerts list may be used to ask members to write a letter, contact elected officials or attend meetings about urgent environmental issues If you would like to be on either of these lists, please send your email address to twoperegrines@yahoo.com and indicate which list(s) you would like to be on.

Here's the Maidu Group activity calendar

Date Event More Information
Wed, 04/08/2015 Movie Night at the Cozmic Cafe
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667, USA
Sat, 04/25/2015 El Dorado County's Earth Day 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

El Dorado County Main Library, Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667, USA
Sat, 05/02/2015 to Mon, 05/04/2015 Wilderness First Responder Recertification at Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, CA
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tahoe National Forest, 19940 Donner Pass Road, Soda Springs, CA 95728, USA
Mon, 05/11/2015 California Rivers Day
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

California State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
Wed, 05/13/2015 Movie Night at the Cozmic Cafe
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

594 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667, USA
Sat, 05/16/2015 to Mon, 05/25/2015 Wilderness First Responder at Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, CA
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tahoe National Forest, 19940 Donner Pass Road, Soda Springs, CA 95728, USA
Tue, 06/30/2015 to Sat, 07/04/2015 Treasures of Southern Yosemite and the Ritter Range, California (15142A)

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Forest, California
Thu, 07/02/2015 to Mon, 07/06/2015 Trek Across the Generation Gap, Yosemite National Park, California (15144A)

Yosemite National Park, California
Thu, 07/02/2015 to Tue, 07/07/2015 Backdoor to Yosemite's Lake 10,005, California (15143A)

Sun, 07/12/2015 to Sat, 07/18/2015 Hiking the High Sierra and the Pacific Crest Trail, Mokulemne Wilderness, California (15222A)

Mokulemne Wilderness, California
Wed, 07/15/2015 to Wed, 07/22/2015 Best of the High Sierra Camps, Yosemite National Park, California (15147A)

Yosemite National Park, California
Sat, 07/18/2015 to Fri, 07/24/2015 Introduction to Backpacking in the High Sierra, Tahoe National Forest, California (15148A)

Tahoe National Forest, California
Sat, 07/18/2015 to Wed, 07/22/2015 Lakes, Meadows, and Vistas of Northern Yosemite, California (15150A)

Yosemite Creek, Yosemite National Forest, California
Sun, 07/19/2015 to Sun, 07/26/2015 Beginners Backpack to the Lakes of the Emigrant Wilderness, California (15149A)

Emigrant Wilderness, California
Sun, 07/19/2015 to Sat, 07/25/2015 Signature Day Hikes in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, California (15176A)

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California
Sat, 07/25/2015 to Sat, 08/01/2015 Northern Yosemite's Lakes, Canyons, and Passes, California (15151A)

Twin Lakes, Yosemite, California
Sun, 07/26/2015 to Sat, 08/01/2015 Multigenerational Teen Service in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, California (15211A)

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Forest, California
Sun, 07/26/2015 to Fri, 07/31/2015 Just for Grandparents and Grandkids, Tahoe National Forest, California (15209B)

Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA
Sun, 07/26/2015 to Mon, 08/03/2015 Emigrant Wilderness: The High Sierra's Best Kept Secret, California (15170A)

Emigrant Wilderness, California
Sun, 07/26/2015 to Sat, 08/01/2015 Painting Along the Sierra Trails, Tahoe National Forest, California (15229A)

Tahoe National Forest, California
Thu, 07/30/2015 to Sat, 08/08/2015 Southeastern Yosemite's Hidden Headwaters, California (15153A)

Merced River, Yosemite National Forest, California
Sun, 08/02/2015 to Sat, 08/08/2015 Music in the Mountains: Stanislaus and Toiyabe National Forests, California (15230A)

Bear Valley, California
Sat, 08/15/2015 to Sun, 08/23/2015 High Lakes of Yosemite National Park, California (15161A)

Yosemite National Park, California
Sun, 08/16/2015 to Sat, 08/22/2015 Service in the Spectacular Yosemite Valley, California (15273A)

Yosemite Valley, California
Tue, 08/18/2015 to Sat, 08/29/2015 Canyons, Lakes, and Meadows of Northern Yosemite, California (15302A)

Tuolumne Meadows,Yosemite National Park, California
Sun, 08/23/2015 to Sat, 08/29/2015 Exploring Lake Tahoe by Foot and Paddle, California (15235A)

Lake Tahoe, California
Sun, 08/30/2015 to Sun, 09/06/2015 Stepping Off the Trail: Beginner Cross-Country Backpacking in the Emigrant Wilderness, California (15168A)

Emigrant Wilderness, California
Sun, 09/27/2015 to Sun, 10/04/2015 Tracks Across the Sierra, Tahoe National Forest, California (15241A)

Tahoe National Forest, California

Wilderness First Responder Recertification at Clair Tappaan Lodge

Wilderness First Responder at Clair Tappaan Lodge

Outdoor Leadership Training Workshop (OLT 101/201)

All in the Family: A Multigenerational Family Adventure in Tahoe National Forest, California (14223A)

Yosemite's North Rim Trek: Domes, Canyons, and Waterfalls, California (14121A)

A Vegan Service Project in Spectacular Yosemite Valley, California (14279A)

Signature Day Hikes in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, California (14176A)

Alpine Lakes Odyssey, Yosemite National Park, California (14127A)

Introduction to Backpacking in the High Sierra, Tahoe National Forest, California (14126A)

Women's Service at Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California (14281A)

Just for Grandparents and Grandkids, Tahoe National Forest, California (14215A)

Painting Along the Sierra Trails, Tahoe National Forest, California (14238A)

Eastern Yosemite Loop from Tuolumne Meadows, California (14191A)

High Lakes of Emigrant Wilderness, California (14131A)

Hiking the High Sierra and the Pacific Crest Trail, Mokulemne Wilderness, California (14244A)

Honoring Washoe Traditions in Their Homeland, Tahoe National Forest, California (14245A)

Northern Yosemite's Remote Lakes, Canyons, and Passes, California (14137A)

Ten Lakes and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, Yosemite National Park, Caifornia (14141A)

Yosemite Wilderness Inspiration, California (14143A)

Yosemite Highlights: Half Dome and Cloud's Rest, California (14145A)

Movie Night at the Cozmic Cafe

El Dorado County's Earth Day 2015

Wilderness First Responder Recertification at Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, CA

California Rivers Day

Movie Night at the Cozmic Cafe

Wilderness First Responder at Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, CA

Treasures of Southern Yosemite and the Ritter Range, California (15142A)

Trek Across the Generation Gap, Yosemite National Park, California (15144A)

Backdoor to Yosemite's Lake 10,005, California (15143A)

Hiking the High Sierra and the Pacific Crest Trail, Mokulemne Wilderness, California (15222A)

Best of the High Sierra Camps, Yosemite National Park, California (15147A)

Introduction to Backpacking in the High Sierra, Tahoe National Forest, California (15148A)

Lakes, Meadows, and Vistas of Northern Yosemite, California (15150A)

Signature Day Hikes in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, California (15176A)

Beginners Backpack to the Lakes of the Emigrant Wilderness, California (15149A)

Northern Yosemite's Lakes, Canyons, and Passes, California (15151A)

Emigrant Wilderness: The High Sierra's Best Kept Secret, California (15170A)

Painting Along the Sierra Trails, Tahoe National Forest, California (15229A)

Multigenerational Teen Service in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, California (15211A)

Just for Grandparents and Grandkids, Tahoe National Forest, California (15209B)

Southeastern Yosemite's Hidden Headwaters, California (15153A)

Music in the Mountains: Stanislaus and Toiyabe National Forests, California (15230A)

High Lakes of Yosemite National Park, California (15161A)

Service in the Spectacular Yosemite Valley, California (15273A)

Canyons, Lakes, and Meadows of Northern Yosemite, California (15302A)

Exploring Lake Tahoe by Foot and Paddle, California (15235A)

Stepping Off the Trail: Beginner Cross-Country Backpacking in the Emigrant Wilderness, California (15168A)

Tracks Across the Sierra, Tahoe National Forest, California (15241A)