The Sierra Club is a national, member-supported environmental organization, which seeks to influence public policy in both Washington and the state capitals through public education and grass-roots political action.

Springtime Hike in the Beautiful San Joaquin River Gorge!

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Distance: about 5 mi.
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Trip Leaders: Marcia & John Rasmussen
Fee: BLM charges $5 per car to enter the Recreation Area


This is an embattled stretch of river--slated for inundation by the proposed Temperance Flat dam, yet recommended for Wild and Scenic River status. We invite you to join us for a relaxed and friendly hike. Stop and take pictures. Enjoy the last of the spring flowers before they are baked by the summer sun. Bring a picnic lunch with something to share. We will stop along the river bank for an extended break to eat lunch and enjoy the river. Kids welcome, but please bring your parents!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Marcia Rasmussen: or (559) 332-2419.

Please read the important information about Tehipite Chapter outings on this site's Outings page.

The Tehipite Chapter Mission Statement:

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environments.

Read more about us here.

Upcoming Tehipite Chapter General Meetings

Monthly meetings are on ththird Wednesdaof eacmontfrom tPM excepin July and August.


University of CaliforniCenter, 550 EShaAvenueFresno (between First and Fresno Street)

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM — Tehipite Chapter Annual Potluck Banquet, with Andy Selters presenting a live multi-media documentary, “Mountains of the Blue Sheep,” about his journey into a rarely visited region of the Karakoram Mountains in northern India.

This event will be at the Big Red Church on N. Van Ness and E. Yale near Fresno City College.  See the front and back pages and page three for more information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM — Tom Cotter on Restoring Hetch Hetchy Valley.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM — Movie Night: “Wrenched: How Edward Abbey lit the flame of environmental activism and gave the movement its soul.”

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM — Twyla Smith on the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is dedicated to creating the political will for a stable and sustainable climate.  Volunteers are trained to use their personal and political power to advocate for legislation that will put a price on carbon, meeting with members of Congress, writing letters to the editor and op/ed pieces, and launching letter-writing campaigns.  CCL’s proposed legislation would assess a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels at their source.  Revenues collected would be distributed evenly to US households, regardless of their fossil fuel usage, thus benefiting those who conserve.  In addition, putting a price on carbon would shift investor dollars towards renewable energy sources.  For more information go to

There will be no general meeting in July or August.


poster for documentary "Wrenched"


Earth Day in Fresno

Earth Day Fresno will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10 AM – 4 PM at Radio Park (First & Clinton).

Save the Date!  This community Earth Day celebration will feature a bike show, exhibits, live music, kids’ activities, local foods, green vendors, an alternative car show, and lots more.  Ride your bike to the event and use I Bike Fresno’s valet bike parking.  More information at 

Contact: email to or call Connie Young at 559-225-2547