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