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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. 

Become an Executive Committee Member! Deadline October 21

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Interested in becoming a more active member of the Santa Cruz Sierra Club Group? Nominations and elections for three seats on the Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee are coming up soon.

2015-09-28 Sierra Club Water Meeting

Monday, September 28, 2015 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Join Sierra Club members for a water meeting on September 28th to discuss the portfolio of options being presented by the City of Santa Cruz Water Supply Advisory Committee, which the Sierra Club has representation on. The meeting will be held at Ron Pomerantz's home in Santa Cruz. 

2015-09-17 Wilderness Protection Summit

Thursday, September 17, 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Yours to Enjoy and Protect

Please join the Santa Cruz Group of the Sierra Club and the Ventana Wilderness Alliance for a Wilderness Protection Summit Thursday, September 17 at the Live Oak Grange Hall 6:30 to 8:30 PM 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

The Good News: The central coast region of California is blessed with nearly 300,000 acres of public lands permanently protected as Wilderness by the US Congress.

2015-09-09 Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street. Public welcome. Agendas and minutes for meetings posted here: https://ventana2.sierraclub.org/santacruz/events

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.


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