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Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
March 2022

Who Knew You Could Find A Marshland in The Middle of a City?

Did you know that in addition to operating wastewater and solid waste facilities, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts own and maintain a marshland?

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Groundwater Making the Invisible, Visible in SoCal

Angeles Chapter Water Committee Celebrates WWD 2022

South Orange County's Water Woes

What's Up Poseidon?

Water Conservation Tips

Stormwater - What is it exactly?

What is Sierra Club CA and How Does It Protect the Environment?

Should We Legislate or Ban Water Futures?

The REAL Truth behind Carlsbad Ocean Desal Plant - A Closer Look

No Delta (Tunnel) Conveyance Without Building Sites Reservoir

The Constant Threat Against California’s Human Right to Water

Mark your calendar to celebrate Angeles Chapter awardees, leaders and volunteers. This is our most exciting event of the year!

Join us as we honor all of our entities and leader achievements, meet old friends, make new friends and cheer on the awardees. Speakers, presentations, awards and Silent Auction Treasures. All profits benefit the Angeles Chapter. Purchase a ticket or become a sponsor here.


Latest on the Grayson Re-powering Campaign

Glendale City Council Votes to Delay Purchase of New Gas Units at Grayson, Fails to Commit to True Clean Energy Options.

Read our full statement here

Celebrating Women's History Month

Sierra Club celebrates the contributions of women leaders who are making history by working to protect their communities and the planet. Learn more about the women on the frontlines of the struggle to solve them and build a more sustainable future on a foundation of racial, economic, and gender justice.

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Redistricting Creates more Environmentally Friendly California Congressional and Legislative Districts; Latino Voters are the Biggest Winners

Angeles Chapter ExCom member John Monsen recently interviewed Sam Sukaton about the redistricting of congressional and legislative seats in California and, more specifically, in the Angeles Chapter.

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Action of the Month

Each month we will highlight one action you can do that will make a difference if you only have 15 minutes. This month, we suggest creating an AddUp account and registering your interest in stopping the ill-conceived desalination plant plan for the old AES plant in Huntington Beach, which is called Poseidon.

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Interview with Angeles Chapter Activist & Artist, Myla Collier

Myla Collier is the winner of a Sierra Club Angeles Chapter grant to create a traveling mixed media art show called “Climate: A New Look”. Her exhibit will premiere around April.

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We've got a new website

We received a grant from Water Nexus to create a new educational water website! Learn about the chapter's Water Committee, stay up-to-date on the latest water-related environmental news, view our interactive maps, or play a game in the Kids' Water Corner.

Click here to check it out!

Support Your Passion


Golden Lash Viper at close range!
Photo by Phil Witt
See this photo and many more in Focal Points Magazine, courtesy of the Angeles Chapter Camera Committee. Instructions to subscribe are in Focal Points or contact the editor.


"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
—John Muir

OUTINGS BLOG - Local Long Beach student shares his experience enjoying the natural beauty of Bolsa Chica, one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California.

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 activities to keep an eye out for this month.

Ernie Howlett Park Hike
Sat, Mar 12, 2022; 8:00 AM
Ernie Howlett Park Hike. 6.2 miles long, 450-foot gain, 2 1/2 hours. Park entrance is on Hawthorne Blvd., 1/3 of a mile uphill from Rolling Hills Road. Meet at the flagpole at the parking lot at the end of the entrance road. We will take the Valmonte Canyon, Fern Creek, Jose Path, Boundary, Alondra Path and Butcher Hill 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. This is a front country outing.


Brown Mountain Loop
Wed, Mar 16, 2022; 8:30 AM
Join us for a hike up Brown Mountain, named after the pre-civil war abolitionist John Brown by his sons. We will start at Millard Canyon following the streamside trail to Dawn mine then to Tom Sloane saddle. From the saddle climb west up the firebreak and use trail over 3 false summits to the top of Brown mountain. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the front range of the San Gabriels and the Los Angeles basin. Continue west along the firebreak dropping down 1,600 ft. in 2 miles to the upper end of the Brown Mountain fire road. Take the fire road back to the Millard Canyon Public Campground. Climb back up 400 ft. to the cars on Sunset Ridge. Distance is 13 miles with 2,700 ft elevation gain. This is a backcountry outing.


Hancock Park - Larchmont Village Urban Walk
Fri, Mar 25, 2022; 9:30 AM
Join us for a walk around Hancock Park and Larchmont Village, which recently celebrated its 100th birthday. The walk will cover 3-4 miles on level ground. Wear good walking shoes. The sidewalks can be a bit treacherous. Bring water and money for lunch on Larchmont. Meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25, at Hancock Park Terrace (HPT) a condo complex at the southwest corner of Melrose and Wilcox Ave. (Wilcox is just west of Cahuenga Blvd. and a few blocks east of Highland Avenue). Probably between one and three cars can be left at HPT. Otherwise, street parking is available, but read the signs before you park.




We're looking for people to fill some specific roles in our organization. Checkout our volunteer page to find ways to get involved!

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Donate a Vehicle

When you donate a vehicle that you no longer need or use, you reduce your impact, support the charitable programs of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter sponsored by the Sierra Club Foundation, and receive a tax deduction.