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Blue Vision Summit Contest

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Sierra Club’s national Marine Action Team is sponsoring a contest through April 19, 2015 to select two activists to participate in the Blue Vision Summit5 (BVS5) and Marine Action Team events May 10-14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Marine Action Core Team and contest winners will meet together on May 10 for team building and preparation for the BVS5 events occurring May 11-14, including a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill May 13. The Marine Action Team will provide transportation, lodging, and conference fees for the winners to attend these events.

Upcoming Local Meetings & Environmental Items this Week

Sunday, April 12, 2015

To save our members the time spent reading local government meeting agendas to find items of environmental interest, members of our Conservation Committee have done this work for you! After reviewing agendas for the coming week, some items may be of interest to Sierra Club members. 

2015-04-08 Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee at Louden Nelson Community Center, 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!

 

2015-04-07 Update to City Council: Santa Cruz Climate Action Plan & Environmental Programs

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Though not hosted by the Sierra Club, this meeting may be of interest to our members. This Tuesday, April 7, at 7pm in the City Council Chambers (809 Center Street), Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane is hosting a special evening City Council session to focus on the local environment with presentations on the City of Santa Cruz’s efforts to implement programs outlined in the Climate Action Plan. Each year, the Santa Cruz City Council receives updates on progress on implementation of the Climate Action Plan and other environmental programs.

2015-04-16 Learning Redwood Community Plants (Sierra Club Event)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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Despite a continued shortage of rain, the Redwood forest is in full bloom. Come join David Casterson to learn more about Redwood Community plants on Thursday, April 16, at the Live Oak "Green" Grange at 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time and snacks, and the event begins at 7pm.

Former Executive Committee Chair David Casterson taught high school Biology and Nature Photography for 34 years with an emphasis on the environment. After retiring, he wrote In the Company of Redwoods, a book covering the natural history, botany, ecology and uses of 50 plants commonly found living with Coast Redwoods Through years of leading field trips, he has perfected a technique for learning about these plants based on observation and hands on active participation through hand coloring photographs. 

Clarification of Sierra Club Position on National Monument

Friday, April 3, 2015

We would like to clarify any confusion about the Sierra Club's position on the proposed designation of the Coast Dairies property as the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument. The Sierra Club has not taken any position on the National Monument proposal yet, although we did endorse an event that took place in February at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, which provided information and opportunities to learn more about this possible designation.

March Water Supply Advisory Committee Update & April Event

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The following information was provided by City of Santa Cruz staff regarding an update and information about the Water Supply Advisory Committee, which has representation from the Santa Cruz Sierra Club.

2015-03-29 Open House for City of Santa Cruz Parks System

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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Though not hosted by the Sierra Club, this may be of interest to members. The City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two open houses to collect public input on how to improve the City’s parks, recreation facilities, beaches, and open spaces. Your input will help guide the development of a citywide Parks Master Plan, a plan for future park activities and improvements. The first open house was on Wednesday, March 25, and the second one is this Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 3.

2015-03-25 Conservation Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 25, 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. This Committee provides recommended actions to the Executive Committee regarding how to address these issues, such as writing letters to officials stating the Sierra Club Group's position. Open to the public. This month's meeting is at Louden Nelson Community Center Room #2. Join the MeetUp event page for email reminders here. Join the Facebook event page to invite your friends here

Upcoming Local Meetings & Environmental Items this Week

Friday, March 20, 2015

To save our members the time spent reading local government meeting agendas to find items of environmental interest, members of our Conservation Committee have done this work for you! After reviewing agendas for the coming week, some items may be of interest to Sierra Club members. 

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