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To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;

To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources;

To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.


 

 

 

 

 
   


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.

 

   

 
Don't forget... September 27th is the Walk for the Wild: a 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Wilderness Act, held at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Details...

Welcome!

Here's what's currently happening in our Group...

Our great hikes leaders have planned a couple of great outings - on Sept 13 we’ve got a 9 miler in Mountain Center, and a five miler on Oct 25 on the Fuller Ridge Trail in Idyllwild which is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. We also have two easier hikes scheduled, suitable for families or those new to hiking. First the San Juan Loop Trail on September 28th at 2.2 miles and a three miler, also on part of the PCT on the Agua Caliente Trail on Oct. 11. We even have a cycling outing, on Oct 19 on the San Luis Rey River trail.

The Santa Margarita group takes a break from our usual programs in summer, when we plan the schedule for the next year, but we’ll start back up in September with a roster of interesting presenters. We’re inviting experts to speak to us on subjects ranging from the status of local water supply, to climate friendly gardening, to coastal conditions. It should be a fun and educational series of talks.

Of course, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act, and SMG will be at the “Walk for the Wild” in Claremont on September 27th to commemorate it. This is a major event put together by the California Wilderness Coalition, the Angeles National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management and other important defenders of wildlife and we are glad to be part of it.

We continue to work on the establishment of the 16 mile Murrieta Creek trail, and are busy planning a ribbon cutting event scheduled for National Trails Day on June 6, 2015 when we intend to open our interim trail. 




 


 


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 sierraclubsmg@gmail.com and visit our web site:www.sierraclubsmg.org and www.facebook.com/SierraClubSantaMargaritaGroup and for Outdoor Families information visit www.meetup.com/outdoorfamilies.

 

 

   
     
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