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Southern Sierran

Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
July 2022

The Supreme Court Won't Stop Us From Achieving 100% Clean Energy

June’s SCOTUS decision in the crucial climate case West Virginia v. EPA is a deeply disappointing and dangerous decision that eliminates EPA’s most effective tool for reducing harmful climate pollution from existing power plants. The ruling does not, however, fundamentally block our mission. Because of our strong grassroots campaigns all over the country and the work you do every day, the Sierra Club is uniquely positioned to keep up the struggle for climate justice. Locally, here are a few of our big pieces of work, and opportunities to get involved.


The Healthy Streets ballot initiative in the city of LA has submitted its signatures in June, and they are feeling optimistic about getting on the ballot this fall! Because transportation is the single largest source of climate emissions in California, creating safer alternatives to driving is a top priority of the climate movement.
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For many years, the Orange County Conservation Committee has been fighting the sale of a small plot of the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve by a wealthy, politically connected resident. Luckily we were able to stop the sale with a huge community effort, and now a grand jury report. The next step is to have the fence removed.
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Join the Angeles Chapter for our 15th Annual Political Leadership Awards Fundraiser on Aug 14th, from 4-6 pm, in-person and online! Rousing speeches, face time with our honored guests, and building power for environmental victories in November. Buy your ticket or become a sponsor TODAY. Proceeds from ticket sales for the event support Sierra Club-endorsed candidates in state and local elections in California.
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July 16 - 24 Latino Conservation Week (LCW): Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF). LCW was created to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. Virtual and in-person events are being held nationwide.

See the Nature For All and Sierra Club sponsored event, Fiesta Y Comunidad Los Angeles Latino Conservation Week 2022 (Los Angeles State Historic Park), Saturday, July 23, 2022 10AM - 2PM PT
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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.

Balboa Islands Scenic Walk
Sun, Jul 17, 2022; 8:30 AM PT
Moderate paced 6.5 mile loop hike with minimal gain on the sidewalks and boardwalks of the Balboa Islands and Peninsula. Awesome views of spectacular homes, harbor, docks, boats, Fun Zone, ferry, and pier. Bring water, snacks, comfortable footwear, hat, sunscreen, and $ 4 for ferry. Park on East Bayside Dr in front of houses on the right, near Promontory Point PED XING sign and OCTD bus stop. Level: Moderate
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Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve Hike
Sun, July 17, 2022; 8:30 AM PT
Easy paced, reasonably flat, 5 mile hike, approx 3 hrs. Newcomers Welcome. Enjoy the natural beauty of Bolsa Chica, land of the Acjachemen and Tongva, one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California. No matter how many times you visit the Bolsa Chica, there is always something different to see or learn. Meet 8:30 am. From Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach turn south on Bolsa Chica Street to the end of the street and trailhead (Brightwater Drive). Park on the street. Bring camera, water, sun protection, hat, light hiking boots, rain does not cancel. Arrive early for parking, ecological reserve-no dogs, no restrooms. Level: Easy
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Crescenta Valley Group Summer Picnic
Sat, Jul 23, 2022; 8:00 AM PT
The Crescenta Valley Group of the Sierra Club invites you to our annual summer Brunch Picnic and Hike at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Wear your hiking shoes and wear a hat and join us for bagels, fruit, sweet rolls, and drinks. Tree-watering will be on the list, so bring a jug of water along if you want. The hike is about one-mile round trip with approx. 300 elevation gain and begins at 8 a.m. Bring your hat and sunscreen. The Hike is followed by brunch.
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Camera Committee

Poppy #3

Poppy #3
Steve Cohen
Fuji Velvia film, Pentax LX Camera using a Pentax macro lens.  

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.


Here's how you can volunteer to help us change the world...

Military Outdoors Hike Leader
Time: 5-10 hours/month
As a Military Outdoors hike leader, you will work with our volunteer leadership team to help organize and coordinate hikes and outings specifically for veterans. Outings may be at any ability level. You must be a Sierra Club outings leader, or in the process of becoming one, and be committed to creating an inclusive and equitable culture for veterans from all backgrounds.
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Social Media Specialist (Palos Verdes/South Bay Group)
Time: 1-4 hours/month
The group now has Facebook and Instagram accounts that we'd like to enliven. We'd also like to add Twitter and other media you may know. The Social Media Specialist would publicize the group's environmental action and other political activities, programs and outings in coordination with the editor of the website.
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Regional Group Management Team Member
Time: 5-10 hrs/month
We're still seeking candidates to run for Chapter and Group Executive Committees. ExCom leaders provide leadership as we pursue the Club’s goals at the local level and are essential to the operation and success of the chapter and its 14 regional groups. Consider running for an ExCom position this fall.
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Do you have demonstrated success in fundraising development and a passion for the environment, climate, and social justice issues in Southern California? Motivated to use your skills to center equity, justice, and inclusion in fundraising practices, major gift donor identification and solicitation, appeal and grant writing, and special events? Apply today for the Fundraising Officer position at the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter.
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