Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
This weekend California shows our gratitude for the beauty and wonder of great coastal places by rolling up our sleeves and cleaning litter, debris, and a remarkable amount of garbage.
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This weekend California shows our gratitude for the beauty and wonder of great coastal places by rolling up our sleeves and cleaning litter, debris, and a remarkable amount of garbage. There are cleanup opportunities happening all over the Angeles region; We’ve compiled a list so you don’t have to.
Is apathy turning the Sierra Club, once known for inclusion and a broad base of supporters into a secret society? Apathy is the enemy of any healthy democracy, Sierra Club's is no different. Without your vote, the legitimacy of the Sierra Club is in question. The fate of the Sierra Club is in your hands! Here are four reasons to participate in October's chapter elections
The Wilderness Travel Course (WTC) is back and we're so excited about it! But, what do WTC’s instructors do when they can't get together and teach students? Here's what course leaders did when it became clear that there could be no course for 2021, and how they're preparing to face the challenges of 2022.
NEWS & UPDATES
TONIGHT! EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATE FORUM
Join us tonight, Monday Sept 13, 2021 @ 7:00 PM to meet the Candidates for the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee. During this meeting, you will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates for the ExCom open At-Large positions. The Sierra Club is evolving and changes are in the air. Don't miss this rare event to hear from the candidates themselves what their goals are for the future of the Angeles Chapter.
SIERRA CLUB'S CITY HIKE-A-THON IS ALMOST HERE!
A nationally powered, locally experienced event to raise money to protect our planet. Join us in this self-guided 5.5 mile hike through Culver City and Baldwin Hills. Do your hike anytime between September 19 - October 9.
You'll be joined virtually by expert Sierra Club leaders to show you the route and point out how the Sierra Club's work is addressing climate change, protecting nature and how you can help.
Sign up as an individual or a team. Raise money and earn prizes like a stay at a Sierra Club lodge!
JOIN THE CLIMATE OURNEY AS A COOL BLOCK TEAM LEADER IN L.A. AND IRVINE
You can green your neighborhood, make it safer to walk in, and more. Cool Block teams will meet, discuss, and implement sustainability concepts on topics related to energy efficiency, water conservation, emergency preparedness, etc. We would like to recruit you, if you live in LA or Irvine, sign up as a leader for your block. The deadline to apply in Irvine is Sept. 20th, and the LA City deadline has been extended to Sept 23rd.
he LA City Council passed a historic 100% clean energy legislation alongside a workforce development and jobs plan instructing the Department of Water and Power (DWP) to develop a partnership with the US Department of Energy and other entities to determine what investments must be made to achieve a 100% fossil-free energy portfolio for the DWP. This project is known as LA100. Sierra Club had been deeply engaged in this process with massive support from Food & Water Watch, Sunrise LA, and Pacoima Beautiful.
BOOK CLUB RECAP AND WHAT'S NEXT!
Last month, the Angeles Chapter Book Club discussed Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, a haunting novel about a climate-changed America set in the not so distant 2024. Read more about our discussion here and RSVP to our next meeting where we'll discuss The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
OUTINGS & ACTIVITIES
Are you looking for an outdoor adventure, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, or something to do on a Saturday afternoon? Our schedule of activities is your guide to Sierra Club events throughout the region.
Here are a few day-hikes to keep an eye out for this month. Hurry though, space is limited!
Miraleste Trails Hike
Saturday, September 18, 2021 8:00 AM
Miraleste Trails Hike. 5.5 miles long, 800-foot gain, 2.5 hours. Meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of Peck Park in San Pedro. The entrance to the park is at the south-east corner of Western Avenue and West Crestwood Street. We will meet 200 yards into the first parking lot, near the playground equipment. We will take the Canada, Lorraine, Via La Paloma, Frasceti and Colinita Trails. Wear lug sole boots, bring a snack and water. If you anticipate rain, wear rain gear. Minors are permitted if accompanied on the hike by a parent.
Quigley Canyon Hike
Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:00 AM
Easy 2-3 mile hike through oaks and grasslands in the heart of the valley. Excellent hike for newcomers and Little Hikers in beautiful setting in Newhall. Meet at trailhead. Exit on 13th St off of Railroad Ave crossing the railroad tracks. 13th Street changes to Arch St which then becomes Placerita. Continue on Placerita and take left on Quigley Canyon Rd (after baseball diamond) and a right on Cleardale St to Trailhead Parking. Bring water, hiking shoes, sunscreen and snack. Rain cancels.