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Welcome to the Santa Cruz group of the Ventana Chapter Sierra Club! Here you will find a listing of some of the Santa Cruz Group outings and meetings, as well as opportunities to engage with the broader environmental/social justice/sustainability community in Santa Cruz. We welcome everyone to participate and encourage all to become members on our website at http://www.sierraclub.org/ . To see our future events, click here (https://www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-Sierra-Club/events/upcoming). The current liability waiver may be found here (http://www.ventanasierraclub.org/schedule/waivers.shtml) .

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ABOUT THE SIERRA CLUB:
John Muir co-founded the Sierra Club in 1892 to share his love of nature. Since then, the Club has matured into the nation's largest and most influential environmental organization. The Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's resources; and to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the environment.

The Ventana Chapter serves Santa Cruz and Monterey counties of central California and hosts numerous outings, conservation actions, and ways to get involved. The Santa Cruz Group serves Sierra Club members in Santa Cruz County and was originally formed in 1966 as part of the Loma Prieta Chapter. In October 1974, the Santa Cruz Group became part of the Ventana Chapter. Information about the Santa Cruz Group is on our web site at http://ventana.sierraclub.org/santacruz/ (http://ventana.sierraclub.org/santacruz/index.html)

Upcoming events (4+)

Sunol Maguire Peaks 2B Hike

Sunol Regional Wilderness, by visitor center

Details:

This is a ten mile / nearly 2000 ft elevation day hike in Sunol Regional Wilderness. Rated a long 2B. Moderate to leisurely pace (average 2 miles per hour). Enjoy spectacular views of San Antonio reservoir, Mt. Diablo, and Mission Peak. If you are the type of hiker who likes to go fast, take minimal short breaks, and get back early, this is not the hike for you. Mellow hikers are especially welcome.

Leader: Steve Bakaley

Return to cars: approx. 5:30pm.

Cancellation: Any rain cancels.

Cost: $5 Parking fee.
Bring: lunch, liquids, and well-fitting boots.

Masks are not required for this hike but you are welcome to wear one if doing so makes you feel more comfortable.

Meet: 9:30 am at Sunol Visitor Center.

Directions: Take Hwy 680 to the Calaveras Rd exit in Sunol. Turn south on Calaveras Rd to Geary Rd. following signs to Sunol Regional Wilderness. Go left on Geary to the park entrance.

Carpools: I recommend arranging your own carpools where it is convenient for you.

Conservation Committee Meeting

Online event

The Conservation Committee discusses and reviews conservation issues that are affecting Santa Cruz County, including conservation topics such as forestry, wildlife habitats, water, transportation, pollution, preservation of heritage trees, and more. This Committee provides recommended actions to the Executive Committee regarding how to address these issues, such as writing letters to officials stating the Sierra Club Group's position.

Open to the public.

Meeting agendas and notes posted here: https://www.sierraclub.org/ventana/santa-cruz/conservation-committee-meetings-agendas-and-minutes

Contact host for precise meeting link.

Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee

Online event

Monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Group executive committee. Public welcome. Agendas for meetings posted here at least a couple days before the meeting: https://www.sierraclub.org/ventana/santa-cruz/executive-committee-meetings-agendas-and-minutes

Conservation Committee Meeting

Online event

The Conservation Committee discusses and reviews conservation issues that are affecting Santa Cruz County, including conservation topics such as forestry, wildlife habitats, water, transportation, pollution, preservation of heritage trees, and more. This Committee provides recommended actions to the Executive Committee regarding how to address these issues, such as writing letters to officials stating the Sierra Club Group's position.

Open to the public.

Meeting agendas and notes posted here: https://www.sierraclub.org/ventana/santa-cruz/conservation-committee-meetings-agendas-and-minutes

Contact host for precise meeting link.

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Let's Learn About Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

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