The Conservation Committee discusses and reviews conservation issues that are affecting Santa Cruz County, including conservation topics such as forestry, wildlife habitats, water, transportation, pollution, preservation of heritage trees, and more.
We are excited to announce a whole set of FREE upcoming Sierra Club hikes next week that will be co-led by our fantastic UCSC interns! Please spread the word, consider attending a hike, and let us know of other hike ideas that you have for the coming months. See you on the trail!
Though our county boundaries mark Elkhorn Slough as part of Monterey County and thus not within our Group's official jurisdiction, our natural places belong to all of us and we wish to support the protection of the land and animals--and people!--who live in this area. Please learn more about the work of EcoRights in protecting Elkhorn Slough:
"Help us stop industry from polluting Elkhorn Slough and its sea otters.
The Sierra Club-run LeConte Memorial Lodge, a National Historic Landmark, located in Yosemite Valley, was built by the Sierra Club in 1903-04. The unique structure has served as a public education and information center since that time. operated by the Sierra Club, presenting and promoting the conservation ethic through public programs, educational displays and a library.
Join the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club at the first Open Streets Watsonville on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11am-3pm in the historic downtown Watsonville on Brennan/Union St. from Callaghan Park (Freedom Blvd.) to the City Plaza.
Santa Cruz City Staff compiled a review and update on the latest Water Supply Advisory Committee meeting, which you can read below. We have representation on this committee, and we encourage you to become informed about water supply issues in our community.
As you've probably heard by now, attempts are underway to fast-track secret trade negotiations between the United States and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim in a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Fast-track would eliminate congressional debate and all opportunity for amendments.
This letter was sent to Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission staff and commissioners on April 10 in response to the RTC's proposed regional transportation sales tax measure. The tax measure proposal is still a draft, and as more information becomes available, we will be sure to post it on our website!
Monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee at Louden Nelson Community Center Room 2, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA. The Executive Committee meets every second Wednesday. Bike parking in front, as well as car parking nearby. Easily accessible via 15 and 16 bus routes. Public welcome!
In April, the Sierra Club launched AddUp, an all-new, one-stop website for effective environmental activism. AddUp's personalized campaign recommendations make it easy to discover and effect change on the issues that matter most to you -- whether they're local, state, or national environmental issues.