Savannah River Group members serve residents in Augusta, GA and surrounding areas. We have focused most of our conservation activities on Savannah River issues. We are part of the Sierra Club, America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Join in and help us protect the Central Savannah River Area!
Activities and Events
Our monthly programs are free and open to the public. We offer hybrid monthly meetings where you have the option to join in person or on Zoom. To join us in person we meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3501 Walton Way Extension, Augusta 30909. To join us on Zoom you must register in advance at the link listed for each meeting. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Upcoming Meetings, Outings, and Events:
|Group Outings: The Sierra Club has reopened outings to everyone whether you are vaccinated or not. HOWEVER, if you are not vaccinated you MUST wear a face mask at all times. For more info, please contact Outings Chair Cathy Black at: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monthly Meetings: We offer hybrid monthly meetings. You have the option to attend in person or on Zoom. To attend in person, join us at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3501 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, GA 30909. To attend online, register for our Zoom meeting. The registration link for each meeting is listed in its description below.|
|Group Calendar||Group Newsletter|
|Monthly meetings, outings, activities, events... and more! See what's happening near you.||
|Sierra Club Outings Leader Training
If you are thinking about being an outing leader, sign up for our training class!
|Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) Monitoring
Adopt A Stream monitoring is continuing. Contact an AAS chair for more information.
[Outing] "Bartram Trail Hike" - Nov 11
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Rating: 4.5 miles, 2 mph easy.
Hike the beginning of Bartram Trail along Clark’s Hill Lake this fall as we enjoy fall color and the beautiful lake. This is a down and back trail leaving at the Bartram trail parking lot on Lake Springs Road. We will hike to West Dam Park where we will eat lunch and then return.
This will be a good hike to get back into shape this fall after the hot summer. Bring lunch, walking shoes, and plenty of water.
Hope you can join us !
[SRG Mtg] "Fort Eisenhower Wildlife Management Program" - Nov 21
Speaker: Steven Camp
Steven Camp with Fort Eisenhower’s Wildlife Department will be speaking to us on
Date: Saturday, December 02, 2023
Turkey Creek Trail, in Sumter National Forest, is a ridge trail that parallels beautiful Turkey Creek. This open pine/hardwood forest is beautiful in the fall.
Join us on this down and back trail. Bring good walking shoes, water, and a snack/lunch.
We will carpool at 9:30 from Sportsmans Corner, 2002 Martintown Road, Clark’s Hill SC. Our leader will be Mary Smith.
Register at: signup page
If you have questions, contact Cathy Black at email@example.com
Hope you can join us !
[Social] SRG Christmas Party - Dec 16
Date: Friday, December 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please check your schedule for a wonderful “Drop-in-Anytime “ Holiday Party ( 6pm to 10pm ). This is a great time to renew old friendships and to make new friends with which you have a common interest.
Please call or E-mail so we know to expect you. You are welcome to bring a favorite dish to share with others.
For more info or to RSVP, contact: Sam & Laurie, 706-421-8401 , firstname.lastname@example.org
[Outing] Augusta Canal Bike Ride - Jan 1
Date: Saturday, January 01, 2024
Time: 11:00 am
Place: Savannah Rapids Park
Rating: 16 miles, moderate.
Start off the New Year right with a moderate bike ride along the Augusta Canal to downtown where we will eat lunch and then ride back.
The Canal trail is dirt and gravel so fat tires or hybrid tires are a must. Helmets are required.
We will meet in front of the bathrooms at the upper parking lot at Savannah Rapids Park. So pump up those tires and join us for a cool bike ride New Year’s Day.
Register at: signup page
Hope to see you there!
[Fundraiser] "Filmfest and Photography Exhibition" - Jan 27
Artist: Mark Albertin, Scrapbook Video Productions
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: 3501 Walton Way Ext., Augusta, GA 30907
Join us in support of your Sierra Club Savannah River Group for a Filmfest and Photography Exhibition of Mark Albertin’s work.
Mark lives in Augusta, GA, and is a filmmaker and multimedia producer and CEO of Scrapbook Video Productions. There will also be a raffle for two of Mark’s framed photos.
For more info or to RSVP, click here
Hope you can join us !
Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) monitoring
Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) monitoring has continued during this pandemic period. However, it is limited to only two people at each site.
If you are interested in AAS training, contact Frank Carl to obtain information at (706)-364-5253 or email@example.com
Documentary: "Hyde Park"
Filmmaker and director Michelle Hansen is developing a documentary about Hyde Park, an African American community in Augusta, GA, where residents fall ill from industrial contaminants. Surrounded by seven industrial facilities and without funds to relocate, the citizens become ativists pursuing justice with a grit that will inspire thousands of U.S. communities facing environmental racism. Information about the film is at www.hydeparkfilm.com
Ms. Hansen has committed to completing this film and will not be taking on any other work. If you would like to donate to this cause go to https://www.sffilm.org/artist-development/find-a-project/hyde-park
>> More events at Calendar | Newsletter
SR Sierran newsletter - Receive via email
To save trees, reduce paper usage, and to align with Sierra Club's values, we will be sending our newsletter electronically to those we have an email on file.
We will continue to mail the newsletter to those we do not have an email address for.
If you would like to receive our newsletter via email, please do one of the following: ·
- Send an email to Bill Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org and enter in the subject line "Send Paperless SRG Newsletter" OR
- Update your information at: https://myaccount.sierraclub.org
Connect With Us
|Join our Meetup Group||Join our Facebook Group||Read our Newsletter|
|Find out how you can explore, enjoy, and protect the planet! Our Meetup group announces events, outings and volunteer opportunities that bring us together for fun times and support our campaigns.
|Be a part of our community: Join our new Facebook group. Learn more about our environmental campaigns and activities, meet new people, and help us protect the CSRA.
The Nov - Dec 2023 issue975.47 KB
of the Savannah River Sierran, our Group newsletter, is now online! It is published 6 times a year and contains timely and informative articles written by Savannah River Group members.