LA Board of Supervisors25 Years of The Desert Protection Act

By Jenny Binstock. Photo by Lynne Plambeck

Last October the LA County Board of Supervisors presented the Sierra Club with a proclamation honoring our work to protect CA deserts. Members of the Angeles Chapter came out in full force to celebrate and deliver remarks alongside County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and we were joined by our partners from The Nature Conservancy, The Wilderness Society, and the Center for Biological Diversity. The proclamation celebrates the many contributions protected desert lands make to the local economy and quality of life.

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Urban Oil Drilling in Los Angeles

By Monica Embrey

Neighborhood oil drilling is a major public health and environmental crisis in Los Angeles. Across LA county there are over 5,000 active and idle oil wells that are directly next to homes, schools, and other sensitive land uses. Drilling releases dozens of toxic emissions that cause health issues such as asthma, and premature death. The Inglewood Oil Field, located in Culver City and the Greater Baldwin Hills region, has the densest concentration of wells, making it the largest urban oil field in the country.

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Pledge Against Plasatic2020 Green Resolutions

By Krystal Ruiz

Each year we are granted the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and prepare for a fresh start. Starting January 1st, we make promises to ourselves and to our loved ones to practice better eating habits, exercise consistently, save more money, pay off bills or try to adopt a new skill, but we often forget about a very important member of our lives, our planet. We owe so much to our planet and the abundance of resources it offers to us, so why not make this the year we take on new challenges and strive for a greener 2020?

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Volunteer Spotlight - Louise Fleming

By Krystal Ruiz

Louise Fleming is a New York native that is now known in LA as Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter Volunteer Coordinator. Her dedication to helping the Chapter thrive is so important and without her, so many people would not know how to participate in club opportunities!

When we asked Louise what she would say to those that would like to volunteer, she said, “We are in need of passionate folks who are willing to offer their time and talent for good causes.”

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George Watland, Magda Mendex, Krystal RuizSo Long, Farewell!

Saying goodbye is never as easy as it seemed in “The Sound of Music.” Whether you’re bidding adieu to an amazing Chapter Director moving states, or wishing luck to a coworker changing jobs, it is always hard. However, the time has come to wish George Watland, Magda Mendez (Communications Coordinator), and Krystal Ruiz (Communications Intern) the best as they embark on new adventures. Thank you for all you have done for the Chapter, you will be missed!

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact our ExComm Chair Sharon Koch at

Bob Cates Autumn colors of buckwheat and bunchgrass on Pinyon Ridge

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Travel Adventures

MAY. 15 - 22, 2020
Travel with your Sierra Club friends to see the "wilder" side of Alaska! Come cruise aboard the Radiance of the Seas from Vancouver, B.C. to Seward, AK. Sailing through the Inside Passage.
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MAY. 22 - 30, 2020
You can extend your Voyage Alaska Cruise (May 15-22, 2020) or meet us in Anchorage. Experience the Call of the Wild on a seven night/eight day fully escorted charter coach trip from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali National Park and back to Anchorage for a fun slice of urban life, Alaska style.
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AUGUST. 22 - 30, 2020
Join us for a grand tour of four National Parks in the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho on our expanded trip with eight nights in Canada. On the last night, you will see the Fireworks Finale of the Calgary Globalfest 2020 International Fireworks.
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NOV. 4 - 18, 2020
Join us for a ten-day, nine-night tour to see the wonders of ancient Egypt. Our tour will be led by an English speaking Egyptologist. In Cairo, you will see the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali one of the grand mosques of Cairo, the Temple of Philae and visit to the worlds oldest marketplace.
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Celebrating 30 Years


Griffith Park Night Conditioning Hikes | February 20, 2020
Join us in Griffith Park for great views of Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley included), and some exercise. Hikes for all different levels.
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Santa Monica Mountains Trail Work | February 22, 2020
The Santa Monica Mountains Task Force trail crew works most Saturdays, October thru June, 8:30am-2:00pm (approx).
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A Stroll Thru South L. A.: CicLAvia! | February 23, 2020
A pedestrian-friendly day in the city using public transportation. Walk will be on the pedestrian/ bike-friendly Ciclavia route and will include a stop at the Watts Towers.
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Glendale Evening Urban Walk | February 28, 2020
Tonight's walk is at Adams Hill. This walk involves 500' gain. Bring water, optional flashlight, layers.
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HFS/SC Hike to Mount Hollywood | March 1, 2020
Climb Mount Hollywood in the center of Griffith Park. The summit is a city landmark. Then we'll return the same way, stopping for lunch at a shady spot with grass.
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California | March 4, 2020
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) runs through the San Gabriel Mountains on its route from Mexico to Canada. Shawnte Salabert will share insights and tips for hiking between Campo and Yosemite National Parks Tuolumne Meadows.
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Tour of the Regional RecycledWater Advanced Purification Center | March 7, 2020
Tour the new demonstration facility for the Regional Recycled Water Program, which will purify wastewater to produce high quality water that could be used again. This could eventually become one of the largest advanced water treatment plants in the world.
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For more trips view our Featured Outings

Looking for more adventures, outings and events? Check out our Schedule of Activities  or the full list.

Donate Your Vehicle: Angeles Chapter Sierra Club

Donate Your Vehicle Online or call us at 844-6-SIERRA or 844-674-3772. Specify that you support the Angeles Chapter. We will tow your vehicle at no cost to you. Get a tax-deductible receipt and help our cause. We accept all types of vehicles.

[Header photo: Autumn colors of buckwheat and bunchgrass on Pinyon Ridge, © Bob Cates, all rights reserved]