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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 (5)

Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee

Louden Nelson Senior Center

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

Online: COVID-19 and Santa Clara County's evolution

Online event

This is a Loma Prieta Chapter Sierra Club event. “Evolution of the Suburbs: Past, Present, Future and the Possible Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic” Santa Clara County is entering a new era in its physical development, driven by major demographic, economic, environmental, and geographic forces. It is becoming a more urban place. Our population is projected to grow by about 300,000 people in just the next 15 years – the equivalent of adding two more Sunnyvales. The vast majority of that growth will be accommodated within existing urban areas, bringing major changes, challenges, and opportunities. On top of these well-established concerns is the ramification of the COVID-19 pandemic. No one knows how that will play out. The current increased activity of working at home accompanied by decreased auto and traffic volumes will have enormous impact on the future designs for our cities. Don Weden, a former Santa Clara County principal planner for 34 years, will share his thoughts and insights with us. He has spent his retirement years interfacing with the public and elected officials on these issues. I am sure his insights will be of value to all who attend. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6504587436 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose)

Conservation Committee Meeting

Louden Nelson Community Center Room 2

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

Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee

Louden Nelson Senior Center

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

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