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How did you come to be the chair of the Sierra Club Borderlands Team?
I had been working on the issue as part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Group. Once I heard about border walls going up my concern was about what they would do to South Texas wildlife refuges. Some of the best habitat is along the river.
Around this same time Sean Sullivan was working in a similar capacity with the Rincon Group in southern Arizona. He talked to Jill Workman, and that’s when we came together to create a national team in 2008.
Grassroots Network seeks grant proposals of to $12,000 to Club entities working to engage new people, build new leaders, and win conservation victories. (However, the more you ask for, the more scrutiny your budget will receive.) The expectation is that grant funds will be spent within 1 year of approval, though teams can ask for extensions. Please also note expectations for all charged teams and funded projects. Failure to comply with these may impact future opportunities for funding.
A Layman’s Look at the Valley of the Fox Water Sentinels Testing Day
Approved Team Charge for Trade Team
One night two summers ago, Kathy Lacey, a teacher from Pennsylvania, was tracking a Diamondback terrapin on the beach in New Jersey when she was approached by a concerned neighbor, who inquired of her business.
“I must have looked like a trespasser,” Kathy says. “Actually, I was! I'd been following a female for about 45 minutes and lost track of time and place. I told the women I was with the Sierra Club Terrapin Nesting Project, Drexel University, Earthwatch (all true) and my permit was on the car.”
Sierra Club’s Clean Air Team has filed dozens of lawsuits to rein in air pollution emitted by major industrial sectors, including cement kilns and power plants.
Marti Sinclair receives award from Club Executive Director Michael Brune and Club President Dave Scott on behalf of Clean Air Team
Ever been to a campground where there’s a host who provides visitor information and sells firewood in exchange for a campsite?