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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.

 

   

 
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Sierra Sunday
April 19th

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"Sheep, Carbon, Healthy Land"  Enjoy this presentation on new management techniques to restore our land.
   

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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The Plight of Wildlife in Our Own Backyard


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"Every Kid in a Park"

Check out this wonderful and free opportunity to introduce children to the great outdoors, and more...

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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 here.


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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