Earth Day 2013
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Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week.
This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight if you can.
Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA.
From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real.
Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash.
Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner.
Event covers 5 miles.
Leader: Denise Vann 408-218-3911
Open to the public. Sierra Club members, in particular, are urged to attend and to participate. Hope to see you there!
Jaime Guoz, an active member of the Long Beach Beekeepers, will bring a few members of his hive to provide an interactive demonstration and presentation all about bees. Don't worry, it is totally safe - the bees will be in a specially constructed see-through beequarium. Don't miss this free presentation.
Shelly Dearhart SCAquarium presents Sustainable Seafood : Fish for the future Sustainable Seafood: Fish for the future, offers an overview of some complex issues our oceans are currently facing, overfishing and sustainable practices. The discussion will focus on the fishing industry, management put into place working towards more sustainable practices, and the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Learn about what fish are good choices and what questions you should be asking to do your part! Working together, we can make the right choices to create and maintain a balance between our needs as consumers and the health and long term viability of individual marine species.
Shelley Dearhart, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator, South Carolina Aquarium, is a Charleston area native, and has been part of the South Carolina Aquarium’s education team for over 7 years. After graduating from Clemson University in 2003, she began pursuing her love of all things ocean. Shelley researched whales in New England, studied bottlenose dolphin behavior in the gulf and found a love of conservation and education while working at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. She has also worked for Potter Park Zoo in East Lansing, Michigan to help create and lead a unique high school course teaching students about running a zoo or aquarium.
Shelley is currently working to complete her Master’s thesis in the Environmental Studies Program at the College of Charleston and expects to graduate in the spring of 2014. Shelley moved into the role of the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Coordinator this past summer and is enjoying this new challenge trying to make a difference in ocean conservation.
SC Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Initiative
3 hikes. Fast group, 5 mi, 800’ gain; Fast-intermediate group, 4 mi, 700’ gain; Moderate group, 3 ½ mi, 600’ gain. Well behaved K9s welcome. Meet every Tue & Thu 7 pm at Industry Ave & Redondo Ave. Bring water, lugsoles, flashlight with red lens optional.
Evening hikes range from moderate to very strenuous over hilly, sometimes steep terrain with uneven footing. Hikes are intended only for hikers capable of maintaining the pace as set by leaders. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome at the discretion of each leader. Hikes last from1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours. Meet at the Griffith Park upper merry-go-round parking lot #2 at 7PM sharp. Come early to complete waiver form. (Participants must sign the waiver and must have waiver card with them on hikes.) Sturdy hiking shoes or boots strongly encouraged. Flashlights are optional. Tuesday/Thursday coordinator Mike Johnstone and Louis Alvarado. Wednesday coordinator Joe Young and Felix Martinez..
<p>On October 24, the Montgomery County Planning Board, trying to strike a balance between growth and environmental protection, approved revisions to the blueprint for Clarksburg, including safeguards for the Ten Mile Creek watershed and provisions for 600 new single-family homes near Interstate 270.</p><p>The Board decided to allow about 600 new homes and reduced the percentage of land dedicated to open space from 80 percent to 65 percent. But it also rezoned the Pulte property to require that the homes be clustered together more tightly on smaller lots to shrink the project's blueprint.</p><p>County officials say that the Peterson Companies' major development project east of I-270 called Streamside will catalyze a Clarksburg Town Center and increase chances of connecting to a proposed mass transit system that will evolve over the next few years—either the bus rapid-transit network or the Corridor Cities Transitway on I-270.</p><p>The Board approved establishment of a special zone imposing a 25 percent impervious-surface limit near Town Center, 10 percent west of I-270 and an average of 8 percent across the watershed. Planners cite consultants' studies concluding that water quality in Little Seneca Reservoir will not be significantly damaged.</p><p>Environmentalists are disappointed at the decision of the Board to protect Ten Mile Creek, one of the county's last streams with good water quality and a source for Little Seneca. Will an average 8 percent impervious-surface limit protect the watershed? The Board's decision set the stage for the final debate between real estate and environmental interests in the County Council. A final decision is to be made early next year.</p><p>Those interested in testifying at this public hearing should call 240-777-7803 by 10 am on December 5.</p>
O: Little Pine Mountain (4459'): Join us for a day in the mountains just north of Santa Barbara to this LPC listed peak. This hike is 12 miles round trip, 3400' gain on trail. HCV advised. Slow to moderate pace. Other routes possible. Bring food, water, 10 essentials. This is an LPC Outing co-sponsored by HPS. Contact leaders for status and details. Leaders: Dave Comerzan, George Christiansen.
DEC 6 (FRI) 9:00 AM SAND/BOW CANYON LOOP HIKE/SNOWSHOE
A moderate 6.0 mile cross country hike/snow shoe below the southern ridge line of the Big Bear Valley. Part of the hike will be off trail. This will be a snowshoe if conditions permit and a hike if they don't. We will meet at the Vons parking lot at 42170 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 at 9:00 AM. Hikers may arrive at Vons and sign-up for the hike but should contact the leader the evening prior to the hike for conditions. For information and conditions call Ed Wallace (909) 584- 9407 or email him at email@example.com BIG BEAR GROUP
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