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Mission Statement

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.

 

   

 

Welcome!

This has been a productive and fun period for our group. Some of the activities have progressed well, new activities have been discussed, and some have been initiated.

Our initiatives have focused on education about our environment, preservation and improvement of our local water quality, and wildlife protection... Click here for more about what's going on in our Group!
 


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.

 

 

May 12 Monthly Meeting

Presentation by Kurt Campbell

"The Birds Space Out: Spatial Patterns Among Temecula Area Birds"

At our next regular monthly meeting, Kurt will illustrate many of the ways birds make use of land and water areas, from local to worldwide scales, with examples from the local birds of the area. These include territories and home ranges, seasonal migration, and other types of local movements.

Kurt will also provide a brief, intuitive introduction to larger scale patterns such as population and metapopulation dynamics. These patterns will be addressed in the context of why they can be both crucial to and dependent on the health of our environment.

Kurt has been a naturalist since the age of three when he wandered into an abandoned orchard by his parentís home. He has been passionate about bird biology since high school. A native of California, he has traveled widely but remained focused on extensive study of the natural environment in his home state. He is self-taught in biology and his experience includes the nature tours and education business, teaching and writing about biology and environmental law for both technical and general audiences, and providing consulting biology services to a broad array of clients. He has spoken to audiences ranging from elementary schools to post-graduate seminars and has taught in venues including University of California extension and internal training for both large corporations and public agencies. He has lived in the Temecula area for the past 20 years and is now semi-retired, supporting the Meadowview Community Association in managing and restoring its 380-acre open space.

 

 

   
     
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