The San Carlos/Belmont Regional Group meets monthly (except July and August), usually on the 2nd Saturday. Currenty meetins are via zoom. We emphasize hikes rated at 1A (less than 5 miles and less than 1000 feet change in elevation), that are usually on the Peninsula. Our goal is to promote and create awareness for county and city parks on the Peninsula. Our events are open to all; membership in the Sierra Club is not required.
Hikes: Usually we meet in front of the San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street. You may use the public parking garage in the basement of the building. Bring water, day-hike items, and gas money for driver. Drivers and riders should know that the Club's liability insurance does not cover transportation to or from a Club event. You will be asked to sign and note emergency information on a Sierra Club liability release form. Be sure to call the leader to confirm meeting time and location.
Environmental Book Club: The San Carlos Belmont group runs an Enviornemental Book Club open to anyone. For more details and the current book being read please see https://enlight21.com/book-groups/environmental-book-club
Dinner meetings: Dinner meetings have moved to Zoom and start at 7:00 PM. In a post Covid-19 era we'll go back. Contact Camille King to be added to the notification email list. To join: call the host to RSVP and obtain the meeting location. Bring food (main dish, salad or dessert) to serve about 6. We customarily contribute $2 per drink serving at the social time to defray costs. Visitors are always welcome, but please call the host.
Future Hikes and Outings
It has become necessary to fill the position of hike leader (or co-leaders) for the coming year. If you are interested in leading our Saturday morning hikes, please contact Gladwyn d’Souza, 650-804-8225, firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The next meeting of the Environmental Book Club will be on Sep 12th at 10:00 AM; For the zoom link please email Gladwyn at godsouza*mac.com
The Evening meeting will be on Sep 12th at 7:00 PM- the speaker is Sustainable Land Use Co-Chair Gita Dev who will talk on the Adaptation Atlas from the Estuary Institute and SPUR; For the zoom link please email Gladwyn at godsouza*mac.com
Tentative topics for future evening programs:
- September: Adaptation Atlas by Gita Dev of SLU
- October: Membership by Nathan Chan of MemCom
- November: Climate Action Plans by Josie Gaillard of the Climate Action Leadership Team
- December: Annual environmental books for 2021 by Gladwyn
- January: Enlight 21by Sue Chow of the Peninsula Regional Group
- February: Safe Streets by David Crabbe of the Sustainable Land Use
- March: Bay Restoration by Susan DesJardin of the Bay2030 campaign
- April: Bay Trail – development and completion
- May: Land use changes post C19e.
- June: Species Extinction