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 thrilled to report that our
Murrieta Creek Trail project has won a merit award from
California State Parks.
It’s due to be presented at the California Trails and Greenways
conference in Yosemite on April 23rd and will be collected by
our Chair, Pam Nelson; also in attendance from the team will be
Murrieta City representative Colby Diuguid; and the project’s
National Parks Service (NPS) representative Patrick Johnson.
This award comes after nearly three years of planning and
coordination by the team consisting of the four cities of
Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore and citizens’
groups; facilitated by SMG’s Nelson with support from Johnson.
The award will recognize the novel partnership formed between
these diverse entities.
We packed the house for our March presentation by permaculturist
Diane Kennedy ,who sketched out the fundamentals of this
relatively new way of approaching gardening, and maximizing the
use of water in our arid climate. The talk was followed by an
outing to Finch Frolic, her own garden, which was transformed in
just four years from a dusty, eroded, compacted clay soil weed
haven to a food forest wildlife preserve, by implementing the
principles of permaculture.
Coming up we have a “Sierra Sunday” fundraiser scheduled on
April 19th at Emerald Creek Winery. This is a lovely and
peaceful spot on the road out to Warner Spring, with a wonderful
view, and away from the hubbub of Temecula’s wine country. For
our Earth Day events, we’ll be partnering with the Rose Society
for Earth Day at Temecula Valley Rose Garden on April 18th.
We’re also planning a Pacific Crest Trail welcoming day at
Warner Springs Community Resource Center on May 2nd, please join
us for a hike to Eagle Rock. We’ll also be tabling at the
Idyllwild Earth Fair in mid-May.
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Our next two
club meetings will highlight local SMGSC projects. On
April 9th we’ll learn about the ever growing Meadowview
restoration project, and the Partners for Fish and
Wildlife program which has guided this effort, followed in
May by a presentation on the Murrieta Creek Trail.
Our hikes leader Bob Audibert has scheduled two great
hikes in May. In addition to the aforementioned Eagle Rock
hike, he’s also arranged one to Tahquitz Peak on May 30th.
Details on these hikes can be found
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:
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