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You joined the Sierra Club to help protect the environment -- now what? Sierra Club 101! Come learn about the Sierra Club and how to get involved in our local efforts. Open to members and non-members alike--bring a friend! Refreshments provided.
Executive Committee    Fred Christ   fredchrist@msn.com    Kathy Dixon   sotiriabellou2014@gmail.com
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Helping people get outside to enjoy New Hampshire's spectacular natural places is a critical part of our mission. People protect what they know and love, and there's so much to love about our national and state forests, rivers, mountains, and coastal region. Our outings are free, safe and fun for people of all ages including children. Non-members welcome. Participants are asked to RSVP, and sign a standard liability waiver.
Tuesday, May 5Hike (2A) Mt. Tamalpais Ridge TrailThis lovely hike contours around Mt. Tam through lush forest and open grassland, then ascends Cataract Creek to vistas overlooking the Bay and distant SF.  The loop is about 7 miles with about 800’ elevation gain.Bring lunch, water, and other essentials. 
The thumbnails on this page are selections from the Colby Library historic photo collections and are protected by copyright laws. Please contact the Colby Library (415-977-5506) for inquiries on their use.
On his first visit to Yosemite in July 1870, the renowned geologist and teacher Joseph LeConte watched the sun rise from Glacier Point. The shadow of sun-capped Half Dome stretched clear across the valley before him, and directly opposite, he could see the "gauzy veil of Yosemite Falls."
The Sierra Club's official national archive was established at the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1958, and it continues to be one of their most visited archives. This archive has been a resource for many writers and others interested in the Sierra Club's incredibly rich history and tradition, and in the Club's influence on the development of the environmental movement in this country, and internationally.
Volunteer Your Time & TalentsThere are many ways you can help protect and conserve our land, water, wildlife, and wilderness. Don’t sit on the sidelines and complain. Get involved with your time, your talents, your passion, or contribute to the cause. Be part of the solution, get involved!Please  provide your contact information below to volunteer.Insert  form here
 Southern Herbalist to Speak at May Meeting
Catherine Corkery, Chapter Director and Senior Organizing Representativecatherine.corkery@sierraclub.org
by Victoria Brandon, Redwood Chapter ChairAt our January meeting Chapter executive committee members were fascinated to receive a presentation on a dramatic new proposal to create 16 new federal Wilderness areas and 15 Wild and Scenic Rivers in the northern part of the Chapter. All of the newly protected areas would be situated in Jared Huffman’s Congressional District 2, with the bulk in Trinity County, others in Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties -- and far to the south, Olema Creek...
Share your love for the outdoors with others.There is a 3-step process to become a certified outings leader...
  The proposed New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) pipeline through Burlington, Monmouth, and Ocean counties is gaining opposition after the company filed a petition with the Board of Public Utilities. The 28-mile, 30 inch pipeline would begin in Chesterfield, Burlington County and run through the Pinelands to the shore to connect to the utility system in Manchester Township, Ocean County. Towns like Chesterfield have gained traction in opposition to the project already. Chesterfield issued a...
Spokane Falls is the heart and historic foundation of the Spokane community, and a gathering place for Indian peoples for thousands of years. For nearly a century, the waterfalls went dry during summer and autumn months: water was diverted to generate electricity. In the process of relicensing five dams on the Spokane River, Avista, Sierra Club, and the Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP) agreed to restore aesthetic flows to Spokane Falls.
Upper Columbia River Issues Help with these UCR issues is appreciated. If you have an Upper Columbia River issue that you would like to facilitate please Contact UCR with a description of the issue and what you would like to do with this issue.
Sierra Club Outings provides a variety of opportunities for people to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Venture out through our Chapter Outings to explore the world, take a day hike closer to home, or volunteer. Come join us on Hiking Trails, Kayaking, Camping and other outdoor activities as we explore, enjoy and protect Georgia’s natural wonders. We have local Groups in the Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, LaGrange, Cobb and Gwinnett areas, so we’re always hiking in the mountains, trekking the...
Joseph Nisbet LeConte (known as "Little Joe") was the son of Professor Joseph LeConte, the University of California geology professor who had confirmed John Muir's glacial theory of the origin of Yosemite Valley. "Professor Joe," the father, was, like his son, a charter member of the Sierra Club.
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One bill introduced by the House Ways & Means Committee hasn’t gotten a lot of attention from the environmental community.  It’s a bill that excludes certain wagers from the definition of adjusted gross receipts for purposes of collecting the wagering tax.  At first glance, it’s no wonder environmental activists and lobbyists missed this bill.  Dig a little deeper and it will become obvious why it demands attention.
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April 15, 2015 (Longview, WA) – The rapid growth of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest now brings a new threat: a proposal for an unprecedented new oil refinery on the Columbia River. Recently obtained documents show Riverside Refining, LLC, seeking a partnership with the Port of Longview to build an oil refinery in Longview, Washington, supplied by controversial oil-by-rail.
April 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM - NoonCelebrate Earth Day (a little early) by giving a little time to Point Defiance Park.
Energy that is simply renewable without being sustainable only exacerbates climate change and environmental degradation. The production of energy has to be sustainable, safe, clean and without environmental degradation. Wind and solar energy are the closest to that goal so far.
by Sherman Bamford, Chapter Forest Issues Chair The hard work of the Sierra Club and other citizens’ groups has paid off.