For more information on programs contact Wayne Fisher (818) 353-4181.

The Sierra Club/Crescenta Valley Group meets the second Tuesday of each month except during the summer. The meetings will be held at the County of Los Angeles Public Library located at 2809 Foothill Blvd in La Crescenta, corner of Foothill and La Crescenta Ave. Phone 818-248-5313. All programs start at 7:30 PM. There are no programs scheduled for the months of July and August. For the month of July, our annual July 4th picnic which includes a brunch is scheduled at Deukmejian Park in La Crescenta. Call 818-353-4181 for further information.

Work Day

A photo from the Deukmejian Big Cone Spruce planting on Jan. 15, 2011. The last photo is of the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club group planting the "Nadia" tree. Participants included John Lajeuness, Andrea Lim, Wayne Fisher, Bob Thompson, Silvia Darie, Jeff Wilson and Nadia

The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club Group will provide a program of information for the public about the High Speed Rail controversy, by Presenter, Dave DePinto, on Tuesday evening February 10 at 7:30 pm at the Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 La Crescenta Avenue, La Crescenta, California.

Dave DePinto, a board member of the Shadow Hills Property Owners Association, will speak to the public regarding this highly charged issue. Explanations and planned directions for this project have generated public outcry and will be addressed by DePinto. Please plan to attend this important meeting. Everyone is welcome.

For further information, please contact Program Chair, Wayne Fisher at 818 353-4181.

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The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Gabrielle and Patrick Reynolds' A Month in Exotic Bali -- Asia in Microcosm, on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 pm at the La Crescenta Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 La Crescenta, California 91214. To precede the Reynold's program, will be a 15-minute talk by John Monsen with the Angeles Chapter Forest Committee regarding the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

Tujunga residents Patrick and Gabrielle Reynolds will present a talk on their recent Journey to the Indonesian Island of Bali. Living in a villa in a small typical village of Batubulan, the Reynolds' observed Balinese life as travelers, but were welcomed as friends. They knew the territory on foot and by scooter to talk with the expats and locals, visit their homes and enjoy the ritual processions of Galungan, the annual celebration of creation and purification. There was time to meet the macaques in the Sacred Monkey Forest and spend three days with rescued Sumatran elephants at the Elephant Safari Lodge in Taro. A further highlight was a day spent touring the amazing 4-story buildings build entirely of bamboo in Green School and Village. Video and photos will illustrate their talk sharing their inspiring experience of the exotic island of Bali.

This program follows news of Conservation and Outings. This is a free program and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher for further information at 818 353-4181.