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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!

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



January 23, 12 - 3 PM

Meadowview has nearly 400 acres of open space right in the center of the community. But after years of traditional management, the meadow flora, fauna and soil are suffering.

But the residents of Meadowview are fighting back. Come learn about  this community's attempt to save their meadow.  Click here for details.

 


GOT CONTROVERSY?

GMO's ...Good or Bad?

Our February speaker, Cathy Konyn, is an active member of the Riverside Master Gardener Program, answering questions for the public at information booths and working the Master Gardener hot-line.

She is also a volunteer at UCR Botanic Gardens.

She enjoys growing a wide variety of plants including fruit trees, ornamental plants, cacti and succulents at her home in Riverside which she shares with her family—her husband, two dogs, and seven tortoises.

Cathy is a retired clinical laboratory microbiologist and so has an interest in some of the more scientific aspects of plants and gardening.

She is excited to share with us some of her thoughts about genetically modified plants.

Come join us to hear her on Thursday February 11 at 6:00 pm at the Temecula Public Library on Pauba Rd.
 



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 Councilor Matt
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 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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