Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club

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Help Us Get Social

The PV-SB Sierra Club is more than outdoor activities and environmental action. We’ve enjoyed quarterly get-togethers (often with guest speakers) plus annual trips to the Hollywood Bowl, local theater and potlucks. Now that our Social Chair, Joyce White, has stepped…

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Christian Paullin Joins Communications Team

The PV-SB Group is excited to welcome another environmental journalist to our communications team. Christian is an avid outdoorsman and lifelong surfer born and raised in the South Bay. He says, “I have a passion for preserving California’s precious outdoor…

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Virtual Social and Talk — California Alive

California poppies cover rolling hills

Susan Deo gave a tour of California’s natural regions Feb. 21. Watch the recording.

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Zoltan Stroll

It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the passing of Zoltan Stroll, a member of the Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club for more than 20 years.  He was an avid hiker with our group and became…

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What’s Your Experience with the Outdoors in Other Countries?

I’ve noticed that different countries have different ideas about what constitutes a national park. For example, in Cuba and Vietnam, the people who traditionally worked the land that was later designated a national park are allowed to stay there and…

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July/Aug. 2020

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Covid Zoo by Cheryl Frick

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Links of Interest: Environmental Justice

Racism is Killing the Planet by Hop Hopkins, Sierra Club director of strategic partnerships (Sierra Magazine) Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice Program Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism (New York Times) “Both political racism and environmental racism are drivers of…

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May/June 2020

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Meet the New Senior Director of the Angeles Chapter

  By Louise Fleming The Angeles Chapter is delighted to welcome Morgan Goodwin as its new Senior Director. Morgan’s history of climate activism, mountain climbing, community-building and public service will benefit the Chapter both in our current moment of crisis…

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Tell Your Best Sierra Club Adventure

Now that our in-person activities are on hold, let’s hear about your favorite Sierra Club trip or hike of all time. Go through your photos and remember the scent of pines, the chill of one of the pines dropping a…

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The Gnatcatcher Saves Coastal Habitat

By Barbara Dye, former Executive Director of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy The Rancho Palos Verdes Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP), which gave us the nature preserve, all started because of a small, gray bird, the coastal California gnatcatcher,…

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Phil Wheeler

Phil Wheeler, a life member of the Sierra Club since 1989, died quietly on Jan. 30 in Redondo Beach. Phil served as Group Chair of the PV-SB Group. He was active with the Long Beach South Bay Group of the…

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Links of Interest

Federal plastic pollution bill introduced Climate Action Fire Drill Fridays Extinction Rebellion

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Jan / Feb 2020

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New Liability Waiver

Did you know that when you sign in for a hike you are signing a liability waiver? In order to particpate in any of the Sierra Club’s outings you must do so. Beginning in January 2020, the Angeles Chapter has…

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Nov/Dec 2019

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Sep/Oct 2019

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Will Your Team Win the City Hike?

Get your team together! On September 28, the Angeles Chapter is launching the first-ever City Hike in LA! Be a part of the inaugural event.

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PVP Land Conservancy Volunteer Training

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers training sessions for docents and nature walk leaders in Sept. and Oct.

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You Can Be a Leader

Offered just twice a year, the next Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s Leadership Training Program (LTP) Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s many groups, sections and committees sponsor thousands of trips ranging from easy…

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Jul/Aug 2019

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Seizing Smugglers’ Skins and Other Wild Tales, July 24 Quarterly Meeting

July 24 Wed 7pm Quarterly Meeting. Before you buy that travel souvenir, listen up. Inspector Ali Ventura will tell us how US Fish and Wildlife recovers endangered species, supports migratory birds, preserves  habitat, safeguards fisheries, combats invasive species, and promotes …

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Pot Luck Picnic, Sept. 22, 3-6pm

As they have done for many years, Lynn and John Taber are again hosting the much anticipated Sierra Club Pot Luck Picnic Party. Come celebrate the end of summer among a bunch of tree huggers and other folks who care…

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Susan Deo Wins Conservation Award

At the Angeles Chapter Awards Banquet in May, Susan Deo received a Conservation Service Award for her popular Foggy View column, “Along the Path.” Congratulations, Susan!

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We’re Social: Share on Instagram and Facebook

Check out our new Instagram page for the Palos Verdes South Bay Sierra Club. Tag our page @sierraclub_pvsouthbay with your best photos.  Please follow our Instagram page at: http://www.instagram.com/sierraclub_pvsouthbay            Facebook: Palos Verdes South Bay Group…

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Enjoy the nature preserve? Comment on the NCCP by May 6.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife are evaluating the City Council-approved Draft City of Rancho Palos Verdes NCCP/HCP and associated documents and are seeking public comment in accordance with their permit decision processes. 

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Along the Path: Painted Ladies on the Move

By Susan Rothrock Deo                                                              Photos by Eva Cicoria Did you…

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Links of Interest

Quiz: How does your diet contribute to climate change? New York Times Desalinization pumps more toxic brine into the ocean than previously thought. Science News Arctic Ocean is a hot spot for viruses. Science News

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Mar/Apr 2019

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Editorial Assistant Wanted

Have a flair for writing? Can you write headlines and leads that grab readers’ attention? Do you have some of these other skills or want to learn them?

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Links of Interest

Where the Wildflowers Will Be CurbedLA Why Are Dolphins Washing up on Local Beaches? Daily Breeze Indigenous Peoples of California Tell about Tending Nature KCET

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Jan/Feb 2019

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Join Us to Halt the Toxic Threat

By Al Sattler, Group Chair A crucial meeting of the AQMD Board will be held Friday morning Feb. 1 in Diamond Bar.  We need as many people as possible to attend this meeting to tell the board that we want…

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Landslide Mitigation Update

By Barbara Sattler At the Dec. 18, 2018 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council meeting the council approved a contract with a geotechnical firm to:    1. Design a drainage system at the bottom portion of the landslide located to the…

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Children’s Wishes and Community Action Make Wishing Tree Park a Reality

By Florence Gharibian, Del Amo Action Committee For as long as they could remember, the children passed the trees in wooden boxes in the alley. The tree in the middle was their favorite: the “Wishing Tree.”  For years the children…

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents 11 movies in 2 hours. “Best Short” went to A Letter to Congress, a stirring three-minute film that shows off many of America’s most wild and stunning places. The real star, however, is the…

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Links of Interest

How the Southern California Coast is Changing (Daily News) Cleaning the Ocean is a Big Job, but La Mer Maids Are Digging Their Nets in the Water (Daily News) Gov. Brown Signs California’s 100% Clean Energy Bill into Law (Environment…

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Nov/Dec 2018

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Our Scottish Colleagues: The John Muir Trust

By John Hutchison On a hiking trip in Scotland this summer, my group met and heard from West Highland community advocate and conservationist, John Hutchison. John, a past-chairman of the John Muir Trust (JMT)), agreed to write about the activities…

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