The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 and is America's oldest, largest,
and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by
nature, we are 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors, working
together to protect our communities and the planet.
The Santa Margarita Group is a part of the San Gorgonio
Chapter, serving the Inland Area of Southern California since 2008.
Here's what's currently happening
in our Group...
Sierra Club members and friends...Ho Ho Ho! It's Holiday Party
Time again...and do we have a fun event planned for you! It's
going to be at El Torito restaurant in Temecula on December 10
starting at 6:00 p.m.
But we need to know in advance how many are
coming...please order now!.
Lots of great activities and a wonderful Mexican buffet for just
$20.00/person ($20.50 if ordering on-line), tax and tip included. And a no host bar.
You can buy tickets on the internet (below) or mail a
check to the Sierra Club SMG, 31915 Rancho California Rd., Suite
200-133, Temecula, CA 92591.
So make sure to join us December 10 cause Santa is coming to
town at the El Torito at 40517 Margarita Rd!
The Santa Margarita Group kicked off its new lecture season with
a focus on wolves.
Photo Credit: Laurie
The California Wolf Center, just up the road in Julian, is
dedicated to the recovery of these animals in their natural
wildlands and in September they came to tell us all about their
work. They described the amazing transformation of Yellowstone
National Park after the reintroduction of wolves from an eroded
landscape and a low diversity of wildlife.
A few weeks later we visited the center, and our group had a
chance to observe both Rocky Mountain and Mexican wolf
packs. Our guide emphasized how critically important these
animals are to a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. The wolves
are absolutely magnificent animals and we spent a wonderful hour
or so just watching and learning about these special creatures.
We’ve got a great roster of speakers already lined up for the
upcoming year. October will feature the one and only barefoot,
mandolin-playing Joel Robinson, an environmental educator and
tireless activist for the preservation of the Santa Ana
We continue to build our relationships with local environmental
groups. Also in October we will host a fundraiser for our
partner, Friends of Palomar Mountain State Park and our
Christmas party will raise money for the projects at the Santa
Rosa Plateau. We supported the CA Wolf Center by tabling at the
Julian Music Festival on September 19th. And we partnered with
the San Diego Chapter which offered an unusual chance for
camaraderie between chapters.
Our group is busy planning several events on the new Murrieta
Creek Trail, one of which will be an Evening Earth Day
walk. Following our award for our work on this new 16 mile
stretch from the California Trails and Greenways conference last
year, our President Pam Nelson is now working to help set up
this year’s event in Riverside on April 6-8, 2016.
Our environmental science teacher workshop met for a great day
at Vail Lake, in which participants had an opportunity to
explore the riparian area and share curriculum ideas, while
hearing about local mountain biking projects and from Temecula’s
Rahn about the City’s ongoing efforts to become a more walkable
and ride-able city.
Vail Lake is of real interest to our group. Having recently been
acquired by the Rancho California Water District, we are
following carefully their plans for a new resort at the site.
Now that it’s finally beginning to cool, our hiking leaders are
planning some great walks, so we’re looking forward to getting
on our boots and getting out of doors.
OUR SANTA MARGARITA GROUP GENERAL MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE
2nd THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH EXCEPT IN JULY AND AUGUST AT
THE TEMECULA VALLEY LIBRARY, 30600 PAUBA ROAD, TEMECULA
STARTING AT 6:00PM.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and visit our web site:
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