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Columbia Group Calendar January 23, 2013

From: David B.
Sent on: Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:30 AM


Welcome to the OREGON-COLUMBIA-NEWS; the list of the Sierra Club's Columbia Group. The purpose of this list is to provide club members with regular updates of club outings and events.


Check out our website at http://www.oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/columbia and the Loo Wit group website at http://washington.sierraclub.org/loowit/main

Items in this edition:

  1. Committee and Group Meetings
  2. Outings
  3. Volunteer Needs
  4. Singles
  5. Other events/notices

1. Meetings (at our office at 1821 SE Ankeny Street)

January

Mon 28 Liquefied Natural Gas Work Group potluck and meeting 6 pm

Location: Office

Contact: Ted Gleichmanmailto:[address removed]

 

2.)  Outings:

Eagle Creek (High Bridge)

When:Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:30 am

Where:Marshall Community Center

1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard, Vancouver, WA

Leader:Mike Newsham

RSVPs:2 / 10 (8 spots available)

View the Outing Description - RSVP

 

Upper-Lower Twin Lakes loop, Mount Hood, from Barlow Pass Sno-Park

When:Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 8:30 am

Where:Gateway Transit Center Garage

NE 99th Ave, just off I-84, Portland, OR

Leader:Mary

RSVPs:6 / 10 (4 spots available)

View the Outing Description - RSVP

Feb 16 (Sat), 7 a.m.-5 p.m.  Nordic (cross-country) skiing, Mt. Hood area. Oriented to advanced beginners and up, no instruction offered. Signup deadline noon, Feb. 7, limit 10. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

Feb 24 (Sun), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nordic skiing, Mt. Hood area. Oriented to advanced beginners and  up (must have basic skills, no instruction offered). Signup deadline noon, Feb. 22, limit 10. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

Mar 9 (Sat), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nordic skiing, Mt. Hood area or Oldman Pass, WA (north of Carson). Oriented to advanced beginners and up (must have basic skills, no instruction offered). Signup deadline noon, Mar 7, limit 10. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

Mar 17(Sun), 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Nordic skiing, Mt. Hood area. Oriented to advanced beginners and up (must have basic skills, no instruction offered). Signup deadline noon Mar 15. To sign up and get details, contact the outing leader, Lehman Holder, [address removed] .

General Outings Information: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver.

If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, contact the Outings department at (415)[masked] for a printed version.

You don’t have to be a member to participate!

Arrive with adequate food, water and clothing. If in doubt about your ability to complete a hike, please consult with the leader before the trip.

Field guides, snacks to share and humor are welcome.

Please leave your pet at home unless otherwise specified or with prior approval from the leader. Entertainment devices are discouraged. Firearms are prohibited.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Most day trips require no advance reservations unless “reservations required” or “group size limited” is indicated.

Participants are encouraged to contribute a small donation for the outing. These optional donations help the Group Outings Program to offer professional leaders’ training courses, carbon offset contributions, and other outings activities to strengthen and diversify Columbia Group outings.

Carpooling is encouraged. Riders traditionally share expenses with drivers depending on vehicle and number of riders.

See www.trimet.org to find out how to get to the carpool location via mass transit.


3.)Volunteer Needs:

Contact Jeff Fryer at [address removed] if interested in volunteering.

 

4.)Singles

January Sierra Singles Pub Night!

When: Friday, January 25, 2013, 5 p.m.

Where: Laurelwood Public House and Brewery, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97213

To escape the winter chill, Sierra Singles are encouraged to attend a pub night this month at the Laurelwood Public House and Brewery. For those fussy beer connoisseurs, Laurelwood offers an extensive selection of custom in-house brews like Free Range Red, Some Like It Hop, Tree Hugger Porter and more. Not to be missed are the brewpub’s homemade root beer and cuisine. Their happy hours are from 3 to 6 p.m., so get there early for the best prices.

To learn more about Laurelwood, peruse their website, http://www.laurelwoodbrewpub.com/, or contact them at [masked]-0622.  If have additional questions, you may reach pub night organizer Clay Spencer at [address removed] or[masked]-0379. Hope to see you there!

Contact Dave Bybee at [address removed] if interested in hosting singles events.  The Singles Web page is http://www.oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/columbia/singles

 

5.) Other events/notices


2013 Sierra Club Calendars are now on sale at a discounted price.

Wall calendars are now $10; engagement calendars are now $12.

Calendars can be picked up at the Sierra Club office while the office manager, A. J. Marks, is in: Tu, Th, F 10AM -4PM.  You can pay by check or cash.

If you wish to have calendar(s) mailed to you the shipping and handling is an additional $5.00 per each calendar.

Make check out to "Sierra Club, Columbia Group" with # of Engagement and/or Wall Calendar(s) on the memo line.

Mail check to:
Sierra Club
Attn: Calendars
1821 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97214

Join  the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition for an afternoon of inspiring films: SALMON STORIES on January 27, 2013 at the Clinton Street Theater in SE Portland.

 

Please help us celebrate community efforts to restore healthy habitat and abundant salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Save Our Wild Salmon and the Native American Youth and Family Service Center both benefit from every ticket sold!

 

Film-makers will be in attendance to discuss films and answer questions.

 

See details below...

 

Please help spread the word about this positive, family-friendly event - We look forward to seeing you there!

 

As always, thank you for your support!

 

Gilly Lyons

Save Our wild Salmon

[address removed]

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SALMON STORIES

 

Come one and all to an inspiring presentation of 3 positive environmental films focusing on Salmon Recovery in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Clinton Street Theater

2522 Southeast Clinton Street in SE Portland

[masked]  3 pm

$7 - 10 sliding donation  buy your tickets early because this event has sold out at other venues!

 

Fundraiser for Save Our Wild Salmon  and Native American Youth and Family Center

 

RIVER AS SPIRIT - REBIRTH OF THE ELWHA

This film is a meditation on the soul of the Elwha River and the people and salmon who have been a part of it for thousands of years. This past summer, just a week before the historic dam removal work officially began; filmmakers flew and filmed the length of the river, from its source high in the Olympic Mountains to the mouth at the Strait of Juan De Fuca in slow motion.  The weather was perfect, and resulting footage stunning.  Set to Native American music,  poetry,  and narrated in the native Klallam language with English subti

tles. T

his simple and profoundly beautiful film has proven mesmerizing to both Tribal and non-tribal audiences alike.  The Elwha River Dam removal project is the largest dam removal project for salmon recovery in the world!

 

BURIED IN SAWDUST FOR 50 YEARS

This film chronicles a salmon recovery project that took place in Discovery Bay WA. The story begins in the 60's with a small milling operation and the dumping of their wood waste to 60' high into the adjacent estuary.   Scientists discuss the vital role estuaries play in making healthy, sustainable salmon runs possible, as well as the broader environmental implications of what was not an uncommon practice in the North West at the time. You will also witness the rebirth of Salmon Creek Estuary.

 

SAVING PUGET SOUND ONE WATERSHED AT A TIME

This film is an inspirational story of a community's effort to preserve and restore a forest, a salmon stream, and Puget Sound in WA state. Started modestly by forward-looking residents of the past, and carried on by succeeding generations, this extraordinary and sustained effort insures that this communities natural treasures will be its legacy to the future of Puget Sound.

 

Filmmakers from Leaping Frog films will be there for a discussion and signing of their DVDs!

 

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