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Celebrate 122 Years of Wilderness Preservation & Trips into the Wild

The Events Committee of Sierra Club-Santa Cruz presents:

Celebrating 122 Years of Wilderness Preservation and Trips into the Wild

             6:30pm Social Time with light, healthy snacks

                      7:00pm Presentation

             Everyone welcome.     Tell your friends!

                   Free.    Donations Appreciated

Parking is available-PLEASE try to arrive sustainably: To arrange bus, bike or walking or car pooling, request it here on to our MeetUp page.


~*If we have a close relationship with wild places, we will strive to save them for future generations and from development- is the idea behind trips in to nature.

Celebrate the success of the efforts by the Sierra Club and other environmental advocacy organizations to convince Congress to establish by law a "National Wilderness Preservation System for the use and enjoyment of the American People.”

This landmark legislation was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson 50 years ago.  

For over 100 years our Sierra Club Outings Program, led by dedicated volunteers, like our presenters Diane Cornell and Lynne and Ray Simpson, has shared adventure and service trips in these wild places to build public support for conservation projects.

Join us to hear Diane, Lynne and Ray tell us about their rich experiences with international Sierra Club outings. The Simpsons have led more than 160 national and international trips for the Sierra Club and have been involved with the management of the National and International Outings Committees.

Their trips range from local service trips at Pfeiffer Big Sur or Piedras Blanco Lighthouse to adventures to places like Antarctica and Madagascar. In 2013, the Simpsons received the Sierra Club Oliver Kehrlien Award, honoring them for outstanding service to the outings programs.

Diane Cornell, another International trip leader will also present a colorful review of her Sierra Club trips through Italy, which happen each year.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a class that ends around 8:00. Do you think the event will still be going beyond that?

    February 19, 2014

  • Steven M.

    Hi all! I will be at a meeting that night; I wonder if there is a meetup in the future where I could talk with folks about Keystone and fracking issues? I'm a relatively new member of Sierra Club but a longtime Santa Cruzan. Thanks in advance! Steven aka Rabbit

    February 16, 2014

    • Keresha

      Hi Steven, Find me after this presentation to discuss this. Best, Keresha

      February 16, 2014

  • Keresha

    If you want to "bike-pool" to this event, we will be leaving from the Westside about 5:30pm, Thursday, February 20th.

    February 15, 2014

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