San Fernando Valley Group









(818) 348-8884



Pictures of Local Nature Areas

Local Wildflower Photos

Nature Painting & Poetry

Articles: Members and Friends

Cartoons by Willis Simms

Aug. 2014 Vall-E-Vents

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Conservation Chair

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The San Fernando Valley Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00p.m. in the Reseda Park meeting room. Join us for conversation, refreshments, and speakers

Reseda Park is located at 18411 Victory Blvd., just east of Reseda Blvd. The meeting room is between the swimming pool, tennis courts, and the children's play area. Need more information, call our Information phone Joe Phillips at 818-348-8884, email recreationbyjoe@yahoo.com.


From 101 Freeway: Exit Reseda Blvd go North to Victory, then make right turn onto Victory Blvd. There is limited parking in front of the tennis courts, on Victory Blvd., and in the lot at Etiwanda Ave at the Senior Center. After the pool construction is completed, a new lot will be built.


Angeles Chapter

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To explore,enjoy and protect the wild places.
*To practice and promote responsible use of the Earth's ecosystem and resources.
*To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
*And to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

Monthly Meetings-the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

Reseda Park Rec. Hall, 18411 Victory Blvd. (Cross Street-Reseda Blvd near child's play area.) There are parking lots & street parking. If the Rec Hall parking lot is full, there is ample parking at the One Generation lot, directly east at 18255 Victory Boulevard.

For more information look at the sidebar on this page and, also, call/email Joe Phillips (818) 348-8884, recreationbyjoe@yahoo.com



Sierra Club San Fernando Valley

Monthly Program




Fundraising Dinner

 & Program

      JUNE 23, 2015             

Tues., 6:00 pm

At Prince of Peace Episcopal Church,

5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 9l367


Program is

Our Ocean's Edge

Jasmine Swope, a Serbian-born American photographer based in Santa Monica will present: "Our Ocean's Edge".  She is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and specializes in creating large format black and white photographs capturing the human experience with nature.

Her photographs emerge from the tradition of Ansel  Adams and in this presentation she beautifully captures the unique California system of 124 Marine Protected Areas stretching from Oregon to the Mexico Border.  These areas provide protection for wildlife and help increase our awareness of these fragile seascapes.  Come and be inspired by the ever-changing landscape of surf and sand and the great biodiversity of organisms that are adapted to an environment of harsh extremes in a relatively narrow strip of shore.  This presentation will help re-kindle the passion in you for the preservation of a healthy marine environment on our fragile planet.


Make your reservations by sending

$25.00 payable to

San Fernando Valley Sierra Club,

 mailed to: Belen Katzen,

9543 Rudnick Ave.

Chatsworth, CA. 91311, 818-341-8304, barkat@rocketmail.com

Include a phone number & address or email.

Upon receipt of your check, a confirmation notice will immediately be mailed or emailed.

We supply plates & silverware, but if you bring your own, you will be entered in a raffle for a nice prize. 



 Places where our water comes from such as Saddle Back Lake, Sierras'

                                Photo by Gayle Dufour


Sierra falls & rivers where our water comes from.

We need to leave more up there and develop our own water supply.

Picture by Gayle Dufour


Please join us!

San Fernando Valley

Water Forum

Free Event!!

Saturday: June 20th, 2015

Time: 10:00 am-2:00pm


Encino Community Center

4935 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316


WATER FORUM subjects


Peter Kalmus - JPL "Is it Climate Change or Drought?"


Tree People -  "Trees and Drought - How do we care for them?"


Metropolitan Water District (MWD) -  Water Conservation Rebates


LADWP - SFV Water Basin  - Remediation & Replenishment (how does Prop 1 funding affect those plans? What can the general public do?)



This is a new rain drought-tolerant garden during the winter in the rain.

Photo by the River Project.


Mature drought-tolerant rain garden in summer

Photo by the River Project.







Turn your stack of shoes 


and clothing into

Donate your gently used textiles and shoes to benefit a great organization.   Turn your trash into CA$H by donating your gently used clothing & other items to Sierra Club.

It’s a No Co$t Fundraiser!!!

Ten percent of our water footprint is in the products we use and the clothes we own. Because cotton is such a water-intensive crop, it takes 700 gallons to make a single cotton shirt!

Recycle those textiles today!!!

Accepted Items are: Clothing, bed linens, blankets, comforters, table linens, drapes, curtains, handbags, backpacks, belts, purses, hats, baseball caps, stuffed toys and toys. Board games and puzzles are accepted if complete sets.

All shoes except ski boots. Shoes should be paired with laces tied together or with a rubber band around the pair.

Place clothing in a large size hefty or 39 gallon garbage bag.

No tape please!

The Clothing & Shoe donation drive continues at the Angeles Chapter Office.  A box is available there to collect any donations.  Please call the Chapter Office at 213-387-4287 for help finding a volunteer to pickup a donation and deliver it to the office.

Donate and drop off your items at this location

Angeles Chapter, 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 660 (Equitable Bldg)

 PHONE NUMBER  1-213-387-4287, ext. 210


All proceeds to benefit Sierra Club Angeles Chapter serving Los Angeles & Orange Counties. Always helping to Enjoy, Explore and Protect the planet!

It’s a Win Win for everyone and a zero waste event!