George Watland, Chapter Sr. Director
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITTEE
To reduce global warming and improve healt, we educate the community and public leaders and advocate for lower greeenhouse gas emissions, clean energy technology, stringent regulation of polluters, improved air quality, and environmental justice.
Meetings: Monthly on Second Sunday, 3-5pm, REI Tustin at I-5/Jamboree
Laura Jackson, Co-Ch
Steve Wicke, Co-Ch
Joan Holtz, Delphine Trowbridge
Bob Cates, San Gabriels Trail Crew Coordinator
San Gabriels Trail Crew: Kate Allen, Steve Anderson, Tina Bowman, Don Bremner,
Winnette Butler, Allison Allport & Erik Counseller, Jim Crook, Jim Fleming,
Dana & John Hunter, Bill Jackson, Cathy Kissinger, Nathan Krumm, Mei Kwan, Sharon Moore,
Victoria Overbey, Ron Schrantz, Kent Schwitkis, Bob Thompson, John Yard
Jennifer Griffith, Belle Richmond, Jonathan Robinson, Jim Stewart
Glenn Pascall, Chair
SAVE THE PUENTE-CHINO HILLS TASK FORCE
Mike Popovec, Vice Chair-Area
Jeff Yann, Vice Chair
Mike Hughes, Vice Chair-West
Fred Reed, Out
Karen Popovec, Sec
Darrell Clarke, Co-Ch
Michael Milroy, Vice Chair
BALLONA WETLANDS RESTORATION COMMITTEE
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month in Venice. Contact Ch.
Steve Freedman, Treas
Joe Young, Co-Ch
Gabriel Weeks, Co-Ch
Mission: To address regional conservation issues in the San Gabriel Valley, including open space and habitat preservation, water supply, quality, air quality, toxic waste, landfills, transportation, San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo watersheds.
Don Bremner, VCh
Joann Sarachman, Out
Judy Anderson, David Czamanske, Joan Holtz
Bill Vanderberg, VCh
Cathy Froloff, Out
Ernie Scheuer, Safety
Ron Webster, Traiis
Jane Lewis, Mem, News
Dave Brown, Cons
Daphne Sturrock, Fund, , Treas
Margot Eiser, Jim Flournoy, Michael Popoff, Jeff Yann
BANNING RANCH TASK FORCE
The purpose of this task force is the preservation as open space of the property formerly known as "Banning Ranch."
Purpose: To preserve the last contiguous open space in S Orange County between Trestles Beach and Saddleback Pk.The area is a recognized biodiversity hotspot supporting the last best representation of a unique irreplaceable coastal ecosystem. Our immediate goals are to save the ranchland from development and stop the toll road from passing through it. Members attend and voice opinions at public hearings, write letters to the media, lead outings in the area, and sponsor local events to educate and seek support from the local community.
Meetings: Steering Comm 3rd Wed even months. Planning meeting quarterly.
Bill Holmes, Chair
Julia Dewees, News
David Perlman, Cons
John & Kelly Achee
Marni Magda, Land Use
SAVE HOBO ALISO TASK FORCE—LAGUNA BEACH
Protect and preserve all unprotected acreage and waterways in and around Hobo and Aliso Canyons as well as Hobo Aliso Ridge in South Laguna. These lands are connected to two wilderness parks: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park (6600 acres) and the Aliso Wood Canyons Wilderness Park (4200 acres). Much of this acreage has been and is currently being eyed for development of estates, timeshares, a golf resort and golf resort amenities. Task Force efforts include restoration of a significant portion of acreage under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission as well as upholding and supporting the jurisdiction of the Coastal Commission on lands deemed areas of deferred certification. In addition, the Task Force is involved in restoration efforts for Aliso Creek, a 303(d) pollutant impaired body of water that flows through Aliso Canyon and into the receiving waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Meetings: Notices via email to all interested parties. Contact Ch.
Penny Elia , Chair
Dan Elia, Vice Chair
Sharon Larimer, Sec.
Jeanie Bernstein, Betsy Bredau, Terry Sehi
Inter-Chapter Conservation Committees
CALIFORNIA, NEVADA DESERT COMMITTEE
Works for the protection, preservation, and conservation of the CA, NV desert; supports the same objectives in all desert areas of the Southwest; monitors and works with governments and agencies to promote preservation of our arid lands; sponsors educational and work trips; encourages and supports others to work for the same objectives; maintains, shares and publishes information about the desert.
Terry Frewin, , Chair
Joan Taylor, Vice Chair
David Underwood, Web
Kate Allen, Out, Data
SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS TASK FORCE
An activist committee that works to protect the Santa Ana Mountains for current and future users. The SAMTF has five separate projects at present:
- Support the CA Wild Heritage Campaign and the creation of new Wilderness in the Trabuco District
- Block construction of a trans Santa Ana Mountain Highway
- Participate in the Forest Plan Update (FPU) Conservation Alternative
- Prevent a hydro-electric scheme and transmission line in the District
- Continue trail maintenance program
The Task Force has an active hiking and trail maintenance program.
Website: angeles.sierraclub.org, sam
Motto: Keep Our Santa Ana Mountains WILD.
Meetings: The SAMFT Steering Committee meets regularly in each even month on the 3rd Sun from 3-5 pm at the Unitarian, Universalist Church in Mission Viejo. Any SAMTF member welcome.
Ulrike Luderer, Co-Ch (Angeles Chap)
Gene Frick, Co-Ch (SG Chap)
John Kaiser, Out, Trails
Bob Hansen, Web