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Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. The NC Sierra Club Foothills Group offers outings events, environmental speakers, and conservation dinners. Anyone who is interested in environmental protection, conservation, and the exploration of the wild places of the earth should join in on the fun.

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Forsyth Creek Week Frog Walk in Bethania's Black Walnut Bottom

Bethania Visitor Center

Join us as we celebrate Forsyth's creeks with a walk through the wetlands of Bethania’s Black Walnut Bottom and learn more about our local frogs and toads. The Frog Walk will begin with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in the area, their important role as predator and prey in wetland ecosystems, and an indicator in water quality. We will then learn to identify frogs and toads based on their calls and then see what frogs, and maybe a toad, call Black Walnut bottom home. Anyone wishing to join in this activity will need to expect wet and muddy conditions and dress for the weather. Participants under 18 must be with a parent or guardian. The trail is 1.4 miles in length and rated easy by the Foothills Group. To register for the Frog Walk contact Henry Fansler at [masked] or[masked]. Note that the Sierra Club requires all outing participants to sign a standard waiver. We will meet in the parking lot for the Bethania Visitors Center, 5393 Ham Horton Lane (near the intersection of Bethania Road and Main Street) at 5:00pm.

Join Us for the Foothills Group Conservation Dinner/ Discussion

As citizens everywhere join a growing grassroots movement to advocate for the environment, we find national policy increasingly misguided and out of step with science and the public interest. Join as we review latest developments on the conservation front, including clean energy, parks, and coastal issues, and opportunities for advocacy, while enjoying delicious Thai cuisine. For more information, contact [masked] or (336)[masked]. John Calhoun Foothills Conservation Chair

Forsyth Creek Week Creek Crawl in Bethania's BLack Walnut Bottom

• What we'll do Join us as we celebrate Forsyth's creeks with a fun and informative creek crawl along Bethania’s Black Walnut Bottom Trail, where creeks feed into Muddy Creek. We will be joined by Mindy Mock of the Piedmont Land Conservancy, whose group helped to preserve Walnut Bottoms; Michelle Williams, the historic landscape coordinator for the town of Bethania; and biologist Ana Clara Melo. We will meet in the Bethania visitor center for an overview of the creeks of Wachovia. We will then hike the Black Walnut Bottom Trail and see what makes a healthy creek, explore the area bordering the creek, and consider why the Moravians made their second settlement here. After the hike, we will search a creek for macro-invertebrates whose presence will tell us about the water quality. In water quality, “buggy is better.” Anyone wishing to join in this activity will need to have boots or water footwear and expect wet and muddy conditions. Towels and spare socks and shoes are recommended. Participants under 18 must be with a parent or guardian. The trail is 1.4 miles in length and rated easy by the Foothills Group. Ana Clara Melo will be available to help with insect identification and ecological questions, and Mindy Mock will be there to answer land preservation questions. More details of the area can be found at http://townofbethania.org/trails/black-walnut-bottom-trail/. To register for the hike contact Henry Fansler at [masked] or[masked]. Note that the Sierra Club requires all outing participants to sign a standard waiver. Meet in the parking lot for the Bethania Visitors Center, 5393 Ham Horton Lane (near the intersection of Bethania Road and Main Street). • What to bring Participants must have boots or water footwear and expect wet and muddy conditions. Towels and spare socks and shoes are recommended. • Important to know boots or water footwear

Welcome Spring Days and Join us for Green Drinks Winston-Salem!

Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company

Are you an environmentalist looking to connect with like-minded friends in Winston-Salem? Join local environmental organizations for drinks, community, and conversations at the monthly Green Drinks Winston-Salem. A portion of each drink (not actually green!) will benefit your favorite environmental non-profits.

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