• Henry Coe State Park Hike

    Hunting Hollow Entrance Henry Coe State Park

    This is an outing sponsored by the Guadalupe Group of the Loma Prieta Chapter Sierra Club. It has been moved to January 19 on account of weather and mud. Enjoy a moderate hike in the meadows of Henry W. Coe State Park are located in the Diablo Range south of San Jose and east of the fertile Santa Clara Valley. Gently rounded ridge tops alternate with deep, steep-sided canyons and beautiful flowing streams. Grasslands and oak savanna straddle the ridges and cover the gentle slopes. Shaded hillsides and canyons are covered with forests and woodlands. 7 miles, 400 foot elevation change. Level: Moderate(2B) Cost: $6.00 parking fee. Donations appreciated. https://sierra.secure.force.com/donate Signup Instructions: 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, please go to https://content.sierraclub.org/outings/sites/content.sierraclub.org.outings/files/forms/local-outings-sign-in_waiver.pdf Bring: There are numerous stream crossings so waterproof boots are recommended. Bring lunch, water, and rain gear. Signup Restrictions: No pets. Additional Directions: Take Hwy 101 South to the Leavesley Road exit in Gilroy. Go East. Turn left on New Ave. Turn right on Roop Road. Continue on as road becomes Gilroy Hot Springs Road. This road is narrow and windy allow half an hour from the 101 exit. Self register using the iron ranger. Bring exact fee of $6.00 Carpool: Carpooling is not the responsibility of the Sierra Club but can be arraigned between participants Note: Carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants. Cancellation Policy: Heavy rain cancels Event Organizers: Linda Barbosa (408)[masked] Ricardo Gonzalez [masked] (408)[masked]

  • San Lorenzo River Estuary Project Work Day

    Mike Fox Park

    The San Lorenzo River Estuary Project invites YOU to take advantage of what the rains gifted us: The perfect San Lorenzo River levee soil condition for more natives planting, spot weeding & cutting back dead wood. We welcome you to join us for 2hrs & participate in our ongoing success of restoring the San Lorenzo River vegetation & increasing the food sources for the Birds, Bees & Butterflies. WHEN: On Saturday, January 19th from 9am-11am WHERE: East of Riverside Ave. & San Lorenzo Blvd. @ the Riverside Ave. Bridge (above Mike Fox Park/next to Fruit Orchard) We suggest that you bring your gloves, sturdy shoes, hat & water.

  • Family Lagoon Watch - Fungus Amongus!

    Live Oak Library

    LIBRARY EVENT: This is a Santa Cruz Public Libraries event, not a Sierra Club event. No Sierra Club or Meetup RSVP is required. Just show up. LEARN about local natural habitat at this family friendly exploration of the Corcoran Lagoon at the Live Oak Library, which includes bird watching and bird counts, water sampling, microscopic examination of organisms, art, and writing. With the recent rains there are many fugi to sample, identify, and learn about! The lagoon recently overflowed with rain, breached into the ocean, and is now full, so it is a challenging ecosystem for flora and fauna to live in. UCSC environmental scientist Josie will be on hand to delve into the science of how the lagoon functions, and to answer your and your kids’ questions about it. Members of the Nature Journal Club may also be present. CHILDREN: Children under 10 must be accompanied by adults. The event is not suitable for very young children. RAIN: Rain will not cancel the event, but may move it inside the library. BRING: Binoculars for bird watching. Rain gear if it is raining. Level: Easy(1A) Cost: Free Bring: Binoculars for bird watching, rain gear if it is raining. Cancellation Policy: Activity is held rain or shine, but may be altered due to inclement weather

  • 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

    Branciforte Small Schools

    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

    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

    Branciforte Small Schools

    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

    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

    Branciforte Small Schools

    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

    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