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Monthly Meeting - Wilderness Preservation "Our Wild America"

The May meeting features three presentations on one theme -
Wilderness Preservation: “Our Wild America”

• Jasmine Swope (artist, photographer, and Camera Committee member):

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all.

Jasmine will present photographs from her current photo documentary project, Our Oceans Edge, traveling up and down California’s 1,100-mile long coastline to capture the essence of the marine parks.

Image Copyright 2014 Jasmine Swope, all rights reserved.

• David Haake (MD UCLA School Medicine, Angeles Chapter Vice-chair, WLA group chair) presents the Sierra Club’s current wilderness preservation goals, both national (e.g. Our Wild America Campaign), and local (Chapter initiatives).


• Steve Anderson (photographer, Camera Committee leader):

In conjunction with the National Sierra Club’s Our Wild America campaign and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act, Steve will present a short video documentary about the struggle to protect America’s Redrock Wilderness in Utah from the forces of development and energy exploitation.

Image Copyright 2014 Steve Anderson, all rights reserved.


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• Parking: Limited free on-site parking, metered parking on street, accessibility parking on site and on street. Additional FREE parking on city property is available on corner of Corinth and Iowa Ave, 150 feet south of facility's parking lot. Enter the building from the rear off the parking lot.

• Eat and Greet: SCCC Members are invited to a pre-meeting dinner with the speakers at 6:00 p.m. at Jin Jiang, 11057 Santa Monica Blvd., one block east of Sepulveda Blvd., their phone is 310,444.7171.

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  • Steve

    Jamie's work is always mysteriously beautiful. Nice to see it mixed with info about the Marine Reserves. And David's timely knowledge of the current Sierra Club projects was very informative.

    May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    very nice, each in their own way. Well Done. Thought provoking.

    May 12, 2014

  • Rusty N.

    Wrote to a few folks on here to find out if anybody goes to the Eat and Greet but got no replies. Was just wondering if anybody goes? Do you need to call Jiang or just show up?

    May 12, 2014

  • Lori B.

    Just decided to head up to Tahoe next week, so have to miss program. Really sorry to miss this. Hope to meet the group soon.

    May 8, 2014

  • Lori B.

    Look forward to meeting fellow nature-lovers and viewing these programs. Just finished an article for Whole Life Times on our National Parks, John Muir and preservation, so this is all really on my mind.

    May 5, 2014

  • Joan S.

    Looks like a great program with lots of substantive information.

    May 1, 2014

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