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Banning Ranch: Why the development plan for this coastal open space makes no sense

 

 

How can the Chapter attract and engage new leaders?

The new Schedule of Activities is here!

The new Southern Sierran/Schedule of Activities is out!

Check out Angeles Chapter events and activities planned for July through September. Backpack trips, hikes, travel adventures and more. You can download the issue, save it on your desktop and share it with others.

Year of Muir - Hiking the John Muir Trail on YouTube

 

Responding to the Tragic, Racially Motivated Shooting in Charleston, SC

As you may know, Sierra Club has committed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

What do you think of the Rim of the Valley Corridor plan?

Southern California currently has a patch work of national, state, county and city parks and trails that mostly didn’t exist before the 1970s. A plan has been afoot for some time to join them together to protect wildlife, open space, water supply, cultural assets and more.

Chapter's stance on California's high-speed rail project

The $68-billion high-speed rail project that would link L.A. to San Francisco in a 2.5 hour trip recently drew protests in Southern California over the planned segment between Palmdale and Burbank. But that doesn't mean that California isn't ready for a railway rather than a roadway for the growing traffic up and down the state.

Here's what Sierra Club has to say about the rail project:

Critical Mass depicts the plight of monarch butterflies through dance

In the past 20 years, the population of monarch butterflies has decreased by 90%. Herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup and genetically manipulated Roundup Ready crops have destroyed the milkweed plants monarchs rely on to eat and lay their eggs.

The key to helping the monarchs is to get them protected under the Endangered Species Act.

John Muir: A man full of wonder and joy

Bruce Hamilton, deputy executive director of the Sierra Club, was the keynote speaker at the Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet on May 3. The subject: John Muir, and his connection to us all. Here's a transcript of the speech he gave that places the Club founder in perspective.

Before Nepal's devastating quakes, Chapter members visited and brought much-needed gifts

Villagers in Nepal hold up their gifts from Angeles Chapter members: Luci Lanterns. Credit: Barry Koeb

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