National Awards ceremony

Southern Sierran

Newsletter of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
October 2022

National Sierra Club 2022 Awardees

Meet the Angeles Chapter leaders who are being honored by the National Sierra Club for their outstanding service.

City Hike L.A.


The beginning of the end of fossil fuels in homes. California just committed to phasing out the sale of polluting gas furnaces & water heaters by 2030 - a move that will supercharge the market for heat pumps, improve air quality, & cut climate pollution. Huge props to the CA BE team, Monica Embrey and Kristiana Faddoul, and especially to the SC CA Chapter for this successful milestone. Sierra Club also released a report along with our partners at SPUR and RMI outlining how states and air quality districts can end toxic gas pollution from appliances through clean air policies and equity protections.

As extreme weather becomes more prevalent, urgent clean energy solutions are needed to provide reliable power. Swell Energy is partnering with Sierra Club to help member customers achieve total energy security and independence from rising energy costs through cutting-edge, smart-energy technology. Learn how you can set an example for achieving both reliability and sustainability by adding solar, battery storage, or both to your home from Swell.

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A nationally powered, locally experienced event to raise money to protect our planet. Your donation supports Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter as well as national efforts to ensure a clean energy future, preserve public lands and open space, and eliminate toxins in the air we breathe. There's still time to participate! We've extended City Hike through 10/17. Register, mobilize your network to fundraise on your behalf, hike the curated route on your own or with friends, and win great prizes!




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.

LA City Hike with the Orange County Sierrans
Sun, Oct 9, 2022; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  (Local Time)
Let's have fun exploring DTLA and raise funds for the Sierra Club at the same time! We will walk about five miles including part of the Ciclavia Heart of LA route, as well as a route chosen by Angeles Chapter Sierra Club volunteers to highlight sites related to Chapter goals and environmental justice initiatives.

After the hike join us for the City Hike Final Celebration. Join the Angeles Chapter City Hike team at Homebound Brew Haus in Union Station to celebrate City Hike 2022. 2:30 - 5:00 PM (Local Time)

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Forrestal Area Hike
Sat, Oct 15, 2022; 8:00 AM (Local Time)
Forrestal Area Hike. 3.5 miles long, 900-foot gain, 2 hours. Take Palos Verdes Drive South to Forrestal Drive, then drive north past the yellow gate to the end of Forrestal Drive before 8:00 AM. Hike along the Pirate, Mariposa, Flying Mane, Canyon, Dauntless, Conquerer, Barn Owl, Panorama and Klondike Canyon 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. Leaders: Steven Morris and Akram Baluch.

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Rimcrest Hike
Sat, Oct 22, 2022; 9:00 AM (Local Time)
Join us on a hike as we travel along a shaded valley in Chino Hills State Park. This is a 6.9 mile, 900' gain hike. Meet 9 am at Rim Crest Dr. in Yorba Linda (park on NE side, note parking warnings). Bring water, a snack, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels.

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Camera Committee


Monsoon Showers in my Garden
by John Clement

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.

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