New issue of Southern Sierran and Schedule of Activities is here!

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Here's the print magazine-style Southern Sierran and Schedule of Activities for July through September 2014.

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As California's drought lingers, desalination remains hot topic

With California's drought in full swing and a statewide policy taking shape, 2014 is stacking up to be a critical year for desalination in the Golden state.

Chapter office volunteers needed

Angeles Chapter Office Volunteer

Want to enjoy a fun work atmosphere? Do you enjoy meeting new people? The Chapter Office has  volunteer opportunities. It's easy, it's simple, and it's fun to do.

We need reception area coverage from 10-2 on Mondays through Thursdays and 2-5 on Tuesdays. If you're looking to combine your light office skills with helping the environment, this is the volunteer opportunity for you.

One chance to get national forest plans for California right

America boasts 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands that provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for families to recreate and spend time together outdoors. The wildlife, clean water and scenery offered by our national forests are crucial to our way of life and our multibillion-dollar outdoor recreation economy – especially in California.

The latest man-made ocean threat? Micro-beads

The beauty industry hits hard on the importance of frequent exfoliation to keep skin looking younger and healthy. Spherical plastic micro-bead scrubbers, no larger than a half millimeter, have been introduced into hundreds of skin care products in recent decades, but scientists are discovering that the ocean food web, and maybe human health, could be imperiled as a result.

Angeles Chapter rocks WorldFest -- and next year you can too

Sierra Club for the first time staffed a booth at WorldFest, the 13th environmental event May 18 in Woodley Park in Van Nuys.
Thanks to our hard-working, enthusiastic and helpful volunteers, the first WorldFest tabling event was a great success!

Sierra Club fights for Wind Production Tax Credit

The Sierra Club launched a national ad campaign in mid-June, urging Congress to reauthorize a critical incentive for domestic wind energy investments. The effort focuses on members of Congress with wind manufacturing jobs in their districts, and states that are at risk if the Wind Production Tax Credit is not renewed.

Chapter bids farewell to staffer Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Hodgen Robinson has left the Angeles Chapter after eight years as a conservation staff member.

Robinson, who most recently was co-acting director of the Chapter with George Watland, left June 11 to relocate to the East Coast.

George Watland named Angeles Chapter Senior Director

George Watland steps up as senior director of the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club.

Kayaking? Check. Hiking? Check. ICO takes LA students on Catalina campout

Most of the middle school kids had never been on a boat before. Most had never learned to swim, had never snorkeled or kayaked. And all 73 of them discovered a newfound love of camping and the outdoors.


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