Orange County Group Upcoming Events
Sunday March 9, 3 - 5 PM: Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Climate Change Committee Meeting
From 3-4 pm Samantha Robinson from The Energy Network will talk to us about our new campaign Energy Upgrade California. This is a project to help homeowners and small business with energy efficiency. The Energy Network is a government organization created by the California Public Utilities Commission to help achieve unprecedented levels of energy savings.
From 4-5 pm we will have our very own Vice Chair Jim Stewart talk to us about a peer reviewed paper he co-authored called "Negative Carbon via Ocean Afforestation" and also provide some insight into Sierra Club's Energy Committee.
Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 PM: Muriel Horacek: Zoo Life Revealed!
Muriel Horacek lived overseas 17 years, in Aruba, Peru, Libya and Belgium, and has done 35 expeditions with Earthwatch. She knows the natural world from a lifetime of hands-on experience. Recently, Muriel combined her experience in the field with the need of the Los Angeles Zoo and has worked there as a docent for three years.We’ll learn how zoos avoid inbreeding by transferring animals between zoos, and that there's a studbook keeper for each species who acts as a matchmaker. L.A. Zoo can't breed any animal unless it checks with that keeper.
She'll also have some anecdotes telling how clever the orangutans are, and about the weird Australian animal, the echidna, whose rear feet faces backwards, and whose puggle (baby) nurses by lapping milk that seeps from its mother's skin. Meet REI Community Room, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, 92782.
Weekend of April 12 - 13: Urban Conservation Walks
Join us the weekend of April 12-13 as we explore the Newport Back Bay in Newport Beach and Bolsa Chica Bay in Huntington Beach. These yearly conservation walks scheduled for the spring have presented a number of unique environments in the local Orange County area. This year we will focus on the Newport Back Bay on Saturday, April 12th. The first walk will proceed along Back Bay Dr. for some close up views of the migratory water fowl. This walk will be followed by a walk on the west side and a visit to the Muth Center.
On Sunday we will explore Bolsa Chica wetlands along PCH in Huntington Beach. We will begin with a longer walk thru the old and new sections of this local wetland followed by a bluffs walk that presents a great overview of the wetlands complex.Plan on joining us for this weekend of discovery in Orange County. For additional information contact the leader Ron Schrantz at firstname.lastname@example.org