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...
The Santa Margarita Group is happy to announce that Lana Cook, a
graphics design major from Cal State San Marcos (CSSM), has won
the Murrieta Creek Trail logo competition.
Lana will be awarded the $500 prize money at the next club
meeting on February 12, and her design will feature on the
interim trail signs and maps. She was among more than 20
students who submitted their designs from Mt. San Jacinto,
Riverside Community College, Palomar Community College and CSSM.
Her design features the iconic mountain range with the sun
setting behind it, the river intertwining with the new trail,
and the bunch grass native to the area. The committee formed
from the four cities wishes to thank all the participants and
recognize the artistic talents of the students who submitted.
The 16 mile long interim trail will be opened on June 6th,
National Trails Day, in a ribbon cutting event that will occur
in four staging areas simultaneously. Our meetup.com group,
Outdoor Families, will be walking a stretch of the Murrieta
Creek Trail on Feb 6th and then the Lake Elsinore levee later in
the month with a city staff docent. All welcome. Check out the
meetup.com site for details.
Our Christmas Party at Rodrigo’s was a success, with a great
turnout. Our retiring Chapter Chair Rick Es-tes was honored with
words and gifts from groups grateful for his capable, multi-year
stewardship. Prof-its from the event have been donated to the
Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation. Our next social gathering will be
our Valentine’s Sierra Sunday at the Macaroni Grill on Feb.
15th. Please join us.
Our first speaker of the year was the delightful and
inspirational 23- year old Bethany Ludwig, talking about her
passion, astronomy. She made the subject exciting. Her interest
was contagious as she spoke of the need for more research in the
field. Our next speaker will also be a “youngster” speaking on
her PH.D theme of plastics and pollution of our oceans, on
February 12th. Jennifer Brandon is at Scripps Institute.
"Every Kid in
Check out this wonderful and free opportunity to introduce
children to the great outdoors, and more...
Below is the
ballot for our upcoming elections for members of our
executive committee. These members will set the direction
of the group for 2015. The executive committee consists of
seven members with three elected one year and four on the
following year. If you are a member of the Santa Margarita
Group, please vote and become involved.
Santa Margarita Group Elections for 2015
Please vote for no more than three and mail to arrive on
or before March 1, 2015.
Mail to: Santa Margarita Group Sierra Club
31915 Rancho California Rd., Ste. 200-133, Temecula, CA
Print your name and address and sign your name on the
outside of the envelope along with your signature. In the
case of a joint membership, both should print their name
and sign. This is required to verify membership.
Santa Margarita Group Ballot (Please vote for 3 or fewer)
• Jim Mitchell
• Bob Audibert
• George McMackin
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
and visit our web site:
www.facebook.com/SierraClubSantaMargaritaGroup and for
Outdoor Families information visit