Earth Month was a breath of fresh air for the members and friends of Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, who laced up their hiking boots and hit the trails for a month full of adventure, exploration, and appreciation for the great outdoors. Here are some highlights:
The Santa Clarita Valley Group Celebrated with an evening stroll through the Paseos in Santa Clarita
Sierra Club Clean Break hosted a picnic in Signal Hill for a day of learning and taking action to advocate for oil well cleanup and a phase-out of the oil drilling in our backyards for good. The event featured guest speakers, breakout groups to discuss strategy and time for connecting with new friends!
The Pasadena Group had 18 hikers trek up to Muir Peaks. Each year, the Pasadena Group sponsors an outing to Muir Peak (4688 ft.) to remember John Muir's birthday and the anniversary of the official naming of Muir Peak, talk about the history of John Muir's visit to Pasadena, his trekking in the local mountains, and his first ascent of the peak in 1877, long before the roads and trails we use now existed.
Photos by Erik Peterson, Pasadena Group
The Trailies of the Santa Monica Mountains Taskforce (SMMTF) joined forces with other local volunteer groups, families and individuals to repair and restore trails in Point Mugu State Park as part of the 39th annual Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days festival (April 22nd-24th).
SMMTF Photos by Janse Simpson
Tabling at community events was a success for regional group volunteers, as they recruited new members and spread awareness about Sierra Club’s mission to protect and preserve the environment. Volunteers engaged with community members, sharing their passion for the great outdoors and promoting the benefits of the Chapter’s local conservation efforts. Overall, the experience was both rewarding and productive, bringing new energy and enthusiasm to the organization's ongoing work.
Palos Verdes/South Bay volunteers signed up 11 new families for Sierra Club membership and handed out over 300 Foggy View newsletters and countless prizes to the kids who spun a prize wheel.
Margee Hills of the Rio Hondo Group, Whittier member Jo Sarachman, and Rio Hondo Group Chair Mike Bressler tabled at the Earth Day Fair put on by the LA County Sanitation District.
Photo by Margee Hills
Charming Evelyn (Water Committee Chair) and Caty Wagner(Senior Water Organizer for Southern Ca) held it down at the Environmental Youth Summit 2023
Photo by Charming Evelyn
The Central Group tabled in the South Park Neighborhood Association’s First Earth Day Event in DTLA. Folks participated in a drawing, providing a Sierra Club bag, bamboo utensils, a "No Drilling Where We're Living t-shirt, and the classic Sierra Club aluminum water cup. They met a number of potential new activists and members, political newcomers, and had a great time.
Photo by John Nilsson
The Verdugo Hills Group (pictured: Carol Henning, David Eisenberg, Kim Allender, Gene Paulin) represented the chapter at Glendale's Earth Day event.
The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club welcomes your participation in its century of involvement in the enjoyment and protection of our planet's environment. The Angeles Chapter spans Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California, with an extensive program of hikes/hiking, national and international travel, local conservation campaigns, political action, and programs for people of all ages.