The public is invited to a very special meeting of the Loma Prieta Chapter's Guadalupe Regional Group Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 pm, featuring longtime Sierra Club activist Vicky Hoover!
Vicky will give a presentation on the Wilderness 50 Year Anniversary Celebration campaign. This is an opportunity get informed about the act, and be a part of the celebrations. Find out what is going on around the state and country to celebrate this keystone legislation!
Light Refreshments provided.
In 2004, The Sierra Club's highest award, the John Muir Award, went to San Francisco Bay Chapter activist Vicky Hoover. Vicky epitomizes the spirit of John Muir. She is a legendary backpack leader, a tireless and extremely effective wilderness advocate, and a dedicated Sierra Club staff member.
For over 35 years Vicky has led Sierra Club national trips, mostly in the Sierra Nevada but also in Alaska, Nevada, Utah,New Zealand, and Austria. She conceived and executed the idea of adding a category of activist outings to the Club's national outing program, leading would-be activists to areas important for conservation but also at risk. She has led several such outings in Nevada and Utah. She has also found time to climb all 246 of the peaks on the Sierra Peaks List.
For over 25 years Vicky has worked on wilderness campaigns in California, Nevada, Utah, and Alaska. She was a leader in the California Desert Protection Act campaign and in the California Wild Heritage campaign. She has led trips and done inventory work in Nevada, including areas that were included in the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Bill passed in 2000 and three later bills for wilderness in southern and eastern Nevada She has also been active in the Utah Wilderness Campaign and on Alaska wilderness issues. She's also the Alaska Chapter newsletter editor.
Vicky's unique combination of leading trips into wilderness and leading campaigns to protect wilderness is in the highest tradition of John Muir.
She presently chairs the Sierra Club's California/Nevada Wilderness Committee and the Sierra Club's organizing effort for the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In addition, she is co-chair of the National Campaign for Wilderness50.
More information about Wilderness50.
Enjoy a short video about Phillip Burton Wilderness at Point Reyes in celebration of Wilderness50 by clicking here.