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2015-08-26 Conservation Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

2015-09-01 Talking Toxic Trade & TPP at Green Drinks Santa Cruz

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Please join the Santa Cruz Sierra Club and others at Green Drinks Santa Cruz on Tuesday, September 1st to learn about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and take action to stop it. We'll be at Vino Prima at the Santa Cruz Wharf from 5:30-7pm.

Invitation to Parks & Open Space Study Session

Monday, August 17, 2015

On Tuesday, August 18th at 1:30 pm, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will hold a Regional Parks and Open Space Study Session, which the Sierra Club has been invited to attend. The invitation is open and the public is welcome to attend.

Coastal Rail Trail Project Confirmed to Receive Multi-Million Dollar Grants

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The following announcement is from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission:

August 6, 2015

Contact:  George Dondero, Executive Director; Cory Caletti, Program Manager

Coastal Rail Trail Project Confirmed to Receive Multi-Million Dollar Grants

Letter: Comments on RTC Passenger Rail Study

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The following letter was written to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission Executive Director, staff, and commissioners regarding the RTC's Passenger Rail Study. You can learn more and review the draft study on the RTC website: http://www.sccrtc.org/projects/rail/passenger-rail/. The comment period closes on Friday, July 31, and you can take the survey online here to share your opinion on passenger rail in our county.

2015-06-23 Joint Santa Cruz City Council/Water Supply Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

On Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 PM at Louden Nelson Community Center Room 3, there is a joint Santa Cruz City Council/Water Supply Advisory Committee meeting. Please see attachments for information about what will be discussed. Our Conservation Committee has representation on the WSAC, and we encourage you to attend the meeting to learn more about possible water supply solutions!

2015-06-24 Conservation Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

Tips for Preventing the Sixth Mass Extinction

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Need another reminder that it's well past time to take action? A new study "says that animal species are disappearing at an accelerating rate -- portending the sixth mass extinction in the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth." Read the article (excerpted and linked below), and then read UC Berkeley's Anthony Barnosky's preventive actions for how we can be the change we need to see in the world!

Take Action to Request Proper Environmental Review to Protect San Lorenzo River

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Take action now to urge Santa Cruz City Council to conduct proper environmental review to protect our San Lorenzo River wildlife! This Tuesday, June 23rd, the Santa Cruz City Council is considering recommendations from a Pilot Paddling Program Advisory Group before completing proper CEQA reviews. The Sierra Club has requested this kind of review twice in written letters to Council (continue reading for more information), but it still has not occurred. Write a letter or attend the meeting on Tuesday to urge your support for proper environmental review!

Egret in San Lorenzo River, by Greg McPheeters
Photo: Egret on the San Lorenzo River in April 2015, by Executive Committee Chair Greg McPheeters.

2015-07-16 "Bicycling Across Cuba" Travel Adventure Talk with Leonie Sherman

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Join the Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club for an evening talk with Leonie Sherman titled "Bicycling Across Cuba." If you like travel adventure stories that include bicycling, salsa dancing, caves, and waterfalls, you don't want to miss this event!

The slideshow will take place Thursday, July 16, at the Live Oak "Green" Grange (1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz). Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and social time, and the event will begin at 7:00pm.

About the Presentation
In the summer of 2006, Leonie Sherman and Tanya Stiller rode bikes and occasionally hitch-hiked across Cuba. In six weeks they learned to salsa, suffered from heat exhaustion, were placed under house arrest and heard the true story behind sexual assault in Cuba. Along the way Fidel got sick and they explored a little known eco-tourist haven with roaring waterfalls and immense cave systems. Come hear Leonie tell stories and answer questions about this rapidly changing island nation.

Please try to arrive sustainably by walking, bicycling, taking the bus, or carpooling. You can offer or request rides on our MeetUp page here and share this event on Facebook

About Leonie
Leonie Sherman has hiked, biked, climbed and ridden horses on four continents. She is an adventure writer, self-defense instructor and intrepid lover of all things wild. Come hear why Cuba stands out among the over thirty countries she has visited.

For more information, please contact Outreach Coordinator Melissa at melissa.ott@sierraclub.org.

Photo to the right by Chip Scheuer.

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