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Meetings

Upcoming Solano Group/Redwood Chapter Meetings:

  • Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m. Solano Group Executive Committee Meeting, Sunset Bay Kayaks, 607 Main St., Suisun. Everyone's welcome to attend!

  • Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sierra Club Solano Group's General Meeting and Potluck, Lagoon Valley Park, I-80 and Cherry Glen Road, Vacaville. A hike is planned for 10 a.m. followed by a zero-waste potluck at noon. Bring your favorite dish to share & your own plate & utensils. The Solano Group will provide beverages. The $3 parking fee will be reimbursed by the Sierra Club to those who carpool. Click here for more info, or call Jane at 707 644-9183.

Solano Group/Redwood Chapter General Meeting Information:
The Solano Group Executive Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7 p.m. Meeting sites alternate every other month: 

Fetterly Art Gallery, Vallejo Plaza
3467 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo
Down the alley by Rent-a-Center

OR

Other "up-county" Solano sites, as arranged by the club officers.

Meeting Information: 644-9183
Everyone is welcome!

The North Group Executive
Committee (Redwood Chapter):

Second Tuesday of each month
Adorni Center, Eureka
6:30PM
Everyone welcome!

Greenbelt Alliance:
Contact the organization for 
their meeting schedule: 
http://www.greenbelt.org/index.shtml

 Special Events

  • VALCORE volunteer workdays will be held on May 16, Aug. 1, Sept. 26, Nov. 14 & Dec. 19. To volunteer, call 707 644-9183, or email jabogner@juno.com.

Other Sierra Club Events - Click on an event for more information:

Channel Islands National Park Island Hopping: 2009 Sierra Club Fundraising Cruises 
Sierra Club's LeConte Lodge Yosemite Valley Volunteer Training and Service, Summer 2009

Channel Islands National Park Island Hopping: 2009 Fundraising Cruises 

  • July 17-20
  • Aug. 7-10
  • Sept. 11-14

Fee: $950, includes assigned bunk, all meals, snacks, beverages, plus the services of a ranger/naturalist who will travel with us to lead hikes on each island and present evening programs.

Come and explore the wild, windswept islands of Channel Island National Park. In spring the islands are ablaze with wildflowers. The pristine waters of the Marine Sanctuary will entice both snokelers and kayakers in all seasons. Watch for the highly endangered Island Fox. Marvel at the sight of whales, dolphins, sea and land birds, endemic plants, and reminders of the Chumash people who lived on these islands for thousands of years. All islands are ringed with rugged shoreline and dotted with sea caves. Each island offers special charm: San Miguel for white sandy beaches and a huge congregation of elephant seals; Santa Rosa for a rare stand of Torrey Pines; Santa Cruz for high mountains, deep valleys and the famous Painted Cave; Anacapa for the brown pelican rookery, a picturesque lighthouse, excellent snorkeling waters and a colony of friendly sea lions who will swim with snorkelers and follow kayaks. 

Proceeds benefit Sierra Club's political programs in California. To reserve a space, mail a $100 check payable to Sierra Club, to the leader:

Joan Jones Holtz
11826 The Wye St.,
El Monte, CA 91732

Contact the leader for more information:

Phone: 626-443-0706
Email: jholtzhln@aol.com


Yosemite Valley Volunteer Training

LeConte Memorial Ledge is a 105-year-old visitor center, environmental education center, and library operated by the Sierra Club in Yosemite National Park. We are looking for Sierra Club members who have visited Yosemite at least once in the past five years and are interested in volunteering for one week between May 2nd and Sept. 26th. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed - Sun, and 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. for weekend evening programs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All volunteers arrive on Saturday by 3 p.m. and volunteer at LeConte Memorial Lodge that evening, and depart the following Saturday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. after volunteering. Training takes place on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Volunteers enjoy free entrance to Yosemite National Park, free camping at the campsite during the time they volunteer, and Monday and Tuesday to spend at their leisure. To provide the best opportunity for visitors, excellent communication skills are essential. For more information, click here, or contact Bonnie Gisel, the LeConte Lodge curator, at leconte.curator@sierraclub.org, or call 209-403-667 BEFORE May 2, or 209-372-4542 AFTER May 2.


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