Join us for a 3-day, 3-island, live-aboard tour of the enchanting Channel Islands! Hike wild, windswept trails bordered with blazing wildflowers. Kayak rugged coastlines. Marve at pristine waters teeming with frolicking seals and sea lions. Train your binoculars on unusual sea and land birds--and an occasional whale. Watch for the highly endangered island fox. Look for reminders of the Chumash people who lived on these islands for thousands of years. Or, just relax at sea. The cost, $590, includes an assigned bunk, all meals, snacks and beverages plus the services of a ranger/naturalist who will travel with us to help lead hikes, point out items of interest and give evening programs. To reserve space mail a $100 check, written to Sierra Club, to leader Joan Jones Holtz, 11826 The Wye St., El Monte, CA 91732. For more information contact leader (626-443-0706; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Helen Slottje, dynamic winner of the Goldman Award (Green Nobel), and her husband David will lead an interactive discussion about possible fracking in Virginia's GW National Forest and Northern Neck. She also will address the issues of transporting liquid natural gas through Fairfax County for export from Cove Point on the Chesapeake Bay and the impact of increased natural gas production on climate change. Helen, a lawyer in upstate New York, was honored for pioneering a legal strategy to keep fracking out of communities using local zoning laws. Today, more than 170 communities in New York have fracking bans or moratoriums on the books. Co-sponsors for the event are Sierra Club/Great Falls Group, 350 Loudoun, and Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
Monthly meeting of the Loma Prieta Chapter Conservation Committee
New Mexico is less than 20 weeks away from the deadline to notify the Secretary of the Interior whether it will move forward with a Gila River diversion project under the Arizona Water Settlements Act, a plan that would provide less water but be far more expensive than conservation alternatives.
The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) will begin the decision-making process on August 26 in Albuquerque and is scheduled to make a final decision on the Gila River's fate in November.
Please join us for the ISC's August 26 meeting in Albuquerque to show support for non-diversion alternatives and a wild Gila River.
Let's show the commission where New Mexicans stand on preserving the Gila River.
For more information, contact Allyson Siwik, email@example.com.
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