Welcome to the Santa Cruz Sierra Club Group

2016-05-19 "Two Sides of the Andes" slide show and talk

Thursday, May 19, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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                             The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the

                                                  Sierra Club Presents:

                                Two Sides of the Andes

                                         Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 PM

Come join long time Sierra Club member Doug Cheeseman for a fascinating presentation on the natural and cultural history of Peru’s highlands and Amazon basin along with Brazil’s Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world. He will share the wildlife conservation and recovery efforts going on in these areas.

Letter: Santa Cruz County Cannabis Cultivation Committee (C4) Comments

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Melodye Serino


C4 Committee


Dear Ms. Serino,

The Sierra Club is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the draft C4 Final Report. There is much in the report that is outside our area of expertise and concern. We are focusing our comments on environmental issues as they relate to the development of an Ordinance for Cannabis Cultivation in the County of Santa Cruz.

Sierra Club Santa Cruz hiring Outreach Coordinator

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

We are excited to annouce that we are hiring a part time Outreach Coordinator for the local Santa Cruz Group.  Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to the group at sierraclubsantacruz@gmail.com   Resumes must be received by Friday April 15th to be considered for this position.


Following is the full job description for the position:

2016-03-24 The Buzz About Bees

Thursday, March 24, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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 The Buzz About Bees

 Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 PM

       Come hear a fascinating presentation by a UCSC bee expert and have all your bee related questions answered.

       According to a recent United Nations scientific report, many species of pollinators are shrinking towards extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers. “The risks are largely driven by changes in land cover and agricultural management systems, including pesticide use,” the  report said.

       Hamutahl Cohen is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Studies Department and her studies look at how agricultural practices and urbanization impact pollinators. She is currently conducting research on bee-microbe interactions in urban gardens and farms along our Central Coast.

2016-01-21 Dam removal in the U.S.: Successes, Surprises and Looking Ahead

Thursday, January 21, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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                        Dam removal in the U.S. : Successes, Surprises and Looking Ahead

                                                       Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 PM

       Dam removals are making the news!  Dr. Amy East will share insights of her studies on the effects of dams and dam removals on several western U.S. rivers, including in Grand Canyon National Park and Olympic National Park. She has worked as a research geologist with the US Geological Survey for over 12 years and loves her job.

       Dr. East’s presentation will include images taken before, during and after the historic Glines Canyon Dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington, the largest dam, at 210 feet tall, ever removed intentionally. She will also cover her ongoing work on the Colorado River, where she is monitoring the effects of dams on the sediment load in the Grand Canyon and how that impacts archeological sites. She will share news on a current dam removal project on our local Carmel River.

ATTN: Club Members in Soquel Creek Water District

Sunday, December 27, 2015


December 16, 2015

There is currently a vacancy on the Board of Directors of the Soquel Creek Water District (SqCWD).  At their December 15, 2015, regular meeting the SqCWD Board of Directors voted to open the position to interested candidates and fill the position by appointment, pursuant to Government Code §1780.

Santa Cruz Executive Committee Candidates for 2016

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

It's that time of year again when we get to vote on members of the the Local Sierra Club Executive Committee.  This year we have 3 seats up for a vote on the Committee with 4 excellent candidates to choose from.  Watch your mailbox for your ballot to come in mid December.  For your ballot to be counted we need it to be returned by the end of the year.  Scroll down to see answers to additional questions from each of the candidates (after their statements)


2015-11-19 Pacific Crest Trail Presentation

Thursday, November 19, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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                                                               Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

                                                               Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 PM

          Join long-time Sierra Club hike leader, avid back packer and adventurer John Howerton for a presentation on his recent 18-day solo backpacking trek covering 265 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.

2015-10-21 Sierra Club Woodstocks Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

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The Santa Cruz Sierra Club is hosting a fundraiser at Woodstocks Pizza in downtown Santa Cruz. Make sure to mention that you're there to support the Sierra Club, and a portion of your purchase will be donated directly to our local Group to support our events and continued environmental activism work in the Santa Cruz community! We'll have some tables out back for folks to sit at and mingle. 


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