​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS

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October 8 - ExCom Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior
Bureau of Reclamation Southern
​California Area Office (SCAO) 


27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spaces

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October 10 - General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


Alden Hough is a Permaculture Designer, Educator and Program Director of Non-Profit Organization Sky Mountain Permaculture in Escondido, where he teaches people how to regenerate the Earth and live more sustainable lives.






















He has created a seven-acre rainwater havesting demonstration site where he has integrated California native plants with fruit trees to create an agro-ecological system that feeds people and wildlife.  He is one of the founding members of the San Diego Pollinator Alliance and owns his own landscaping business, specializing in creating sustainable landscapes.


Alden graduate from the Center for Agro-ecology and Sustainable Food Systems program and has a Geology Degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. 


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Salton Sea Summit
UC Riverside Palm Desert Campus
October 17-18


UCR Palm Desert 
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211  


760-834-0800 
palmdesert@ucr.edu 


​Contact them at the email or phone number above to register for this event.


Concerned about the future of the Salton Sea? Here is your opportunity to learn more about the status and contribute to solutions.

Join us for the Salton Sea Summit

On October 17th and 18th, the Pacific Institute and the University of California, Riverside will host a multi-disciplinary  Salton Sea Summit. The summit will include panels on hydrology, ecology, dust control, projects, and policy. It is intended to attract a broad range of interests, promote an exchange of ideas, and develop new opportunities and partnerships.

Supported by the  Water Foundation and the  Bureau of Reclamation, the event will be hosted in both English and Spanish.

October 16, 2019 - Optional Tours

Reception @ North Shore Community Park
​ from 4:00 – 7:00 pm


Oct 17 Thursday

8:00 am Registration, coffee & pastries

8:30     Welcoming remarks

8:45    The Salton Sea & the Colorado River – Chris Harris, CO R Bd of Calif., moderator
               -  Colorado River storage & drought – Carly Jerla, Reclamation
               -  Arizona and the threat of shortage –     Tom Buschatzke, Ariz. DWR
               -  SDCWA & the QSA – Dan Denham, SDCWA
               -  IID & the need for storage – Tina Shields, IID

10:00   Break

10:20   Hydrology – Michael Cohen, Pacific Institute, moderator           
               -  Recent & projected inflows – Sujoy Roy, Tetra Tech
               -  Modeling inflows – Hoori Ajami, UC Riverside
               -  Water Quality – Doug Barnum, USGS (ret.)
 
11:00   Ecology – Carol Roberts, US F&WS, moderator
               -  Salton Sea Fish – Nasseer Idrisi, DFW
               -  Shoreline habitats & bird species richness – Robert McKernan, Oasis Bird Observatory 
               -  General avian use trends – Dan Orr, Audubon
               -  Avian mortality – Tom Anderson, US F&WS

12:30 pm Lunch & speaker

2:00   Air Quality & Health – Tara Nordgren, UC Riverside, moderator
            -  Regional air quality & dust sources – Earl Withycombe, Air Resources Board
            -  Current & potential playa emissions – Brian Schmid, Formation Environmental
            -  Toxics/chemical composition in playa dust – William Porter, UC Riverside
            -  Public health impacts – Shohreh Farzan, USC
 
3:20   Break

3:40   Dust Control Projects & Planning – Kevin Durkee, SCAQMD, moderator
            -  Owens Lake dust control – Adam Solis, LA DWP
            -  Imperial County APCD rules & regulations – Matt Dessert, ICAPCD
            -  QSA JPA/IID dust control projects – Jessica Humes, IID
            -  SSMP dust control projects – Vivien Maisonneuve, DWR

5:00   Reception and Poster Session

6:00   Community Engagement forum (free, with simultaneous Spanish interpretation)

7:30   Adjourn


Oct 18 - Friday

8:30   Registration, coffee & pastries

8:45   Welcoming remarks

9:00   State & local activities – Celeste Cantú, moderator
            -  Salton Sea Management Program – Thomas Gibson, Natural Resources Agency
            -  Red Hill Bay project – Chris Schoneman, US F&WS
            -  North Lake project – Tom Levy
            -  Science oversight/monitoring/adaptive management -- Arturo Delgado, DFW

10:30   Report back from community engagement forum – Silvia Paz, Alianza Coachella Valley

10:50   Break

11:10   Politics, Policy, and Purse-strings – Kurt Schwabe, UC Riverside, moderator
            - Torres Martinez – Joseph Mirelez, Vice Chairman

            - Riverside County – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez
            -  Imperial County – Supervisor Ryan Kelley 
            -  IID – Henry Martinez, General Manager

            -  Salton Sea Authority – Phil Rosentrater, General Manager
            -  NGO – Luis Olmedo, Comite Civico Del Valle
            -  California Natural Resources Agency – Thomas Gibson, Deputy Secretary 
            -  State Water Resources Control Board – Joaquin Esquivel, Chair
            -  US Bureau of Reclamation – Terry Fulp, Lower Colorado Regional Director

1:00 pm  Closing remarks           

1:30    Students event/forum (ends by 4:30)
 

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Saturday October 19th 2019, 3 PM to 5 PM

Sky Mountain Permaculture

2855 Cordrey Dr

Escondido  CA 92029

  
Permaculture and Rainwater Harvesting Tour


Join us at Sky Mountain Permaculture to see how six acres of scorched earth—burned during the 2014 Cocos Fire, was restored into a fire safe, drought tolerant rainwater harvesting  and permaculture demonstration garden.  During the tour you will see how erosion prone areas were turned into water saving solutions by using permaculture techniques, such as swales, infiltration ponds, hugelkultur beds, and terraces to significantly reduced the need for supplemental irrigation. You will see how permaculture gardens integrate habitat and food for birds, butterflies and bees with an abundance of edibles for people, an earthbag dome strong enough to withstand fires and earthquakes and a beautiful riparian area with the Escondido Creek running through it.


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October 24 - Outreach Committee

THURSDAY, October 24, 2019. 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

Earth Day Fair Second Meeting

Our next meeting will be at Vail Headquarters unless otherwise noted. Mark your calendars.

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The California Deal: Making it Stronger
and Greener for Everyone


Date and Time:
Sat, Oct 26, 2019  9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM 
Organized By: Sierra Club California


Location: Pasadena City College 

Creveling Lounge

1570 E Colorado Blvd,

Pasadena, CA 91106


Event Organizers:
Katherine Garcia
 katherine.garcia@sierraclub.org
 916-557-1106

California has been a national leader in cutting climate pollution and innovating environmental policy. How can we do better going forward and ensure it creates a fair and just transition to good-paying jobs while we all gain access to clean air, clean water and sustainable transportation options.  
Leading California activists and policy experts will guide discussions on improving the California Deal as the Green New Deal gains momentum nationally.
 

Cost: $20


​Go to: https://www.sierraclub.org/california/summit 

​for more information.

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Monday, October 28  Gold and Banquet Event


TEMECULA CREEK INN AND GOLF RESORT
44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd
Temecula, CA 92592


This event is not sponsored by the Sierra Club.


Golf day and banquet coming up soon, at the Temecula Creek Country Club off of Pechanga Parkway. You can come to the banquet, for $40.00 and enjoy a nice lunch in a pleasant setting and help raise money for causes much in sync with those of the Sierra Club!


Format:   Scramble
   7:00am:   Check In
8:00am:   Shotgun Start
  Cost:   $125 Single
              $450  Foursome
Lunch for golfers is included.
Luncheon guests:  $40


MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: DSRC
MAIL TO
TERRY FOX
28903 Cypress Point Drive
Menifee, CA 92584

FOR QUESTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TERRY FOX                      SUJI FOX
951-551-5549                 951-316-9160

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November 9 - 11 am - Sierra Sunday Lake Elsinore

                      Birdwatching at the Levee and Lunch


Walk along the Levee for exercise and birdwatching, followed by lunch.


The group meets at lake Elsinore Levee pathway (behind Diamond Stadium - see enclosed picture)


An easy walk on a level path to observe avian and other wildlife near the shore with biologist and birding expert, PJ Falatek.


Afterwards, go to Vincenzo's Olive Tree for no-host lunch in a private room.  31712 Casino Dr, Lake Elsinore CA 92530 (951-674-8941)


RSVP with Pam Nelson at pamela05n@yahoo.com


Directions: 
From the Railroad Canyon exit on I-15,

turn south on Diamond Drive
After 0.3 miles, turn right on Pete Lehr Dr.
Follow Pete Lehr Dr. 0.3 miles to the trailhead sign.


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November 12 - ExCom Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spaces

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November 14 - General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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November 21 - Outreach Committee (third Thursday)

THURSDAY, October 24, 2019. 12:30 to 2:30 pm.
​Earth Day Fair Third Meeting

Our next meeting will be at Vail Headquarters unless otherwise noted. Mark your calendars.


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December 2019

December 10th- Excom 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spaces


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December 14th– Winter Party , Meadowview 3pm


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December 12th—General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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January 2020

January 7 Excom 
Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spaces


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January 9 General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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January 23 Outreach Committee


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February 2020

February 9 Sierra Sunday? Temecula?


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February 11 Excom Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spaces

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February 13 General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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February 27 Outreach Committee


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March2020

March 10 Excom 
Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spaces


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March 12 General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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March 26 Outreach Committee


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April 2020

April 4 EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

11 am to 4 pm

Vail Headquarters


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April 7 ExCom Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spacesExcom


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April 9 General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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April 23 Outreach Committee


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May 2020         


May 10:  Mother’s Day Picnic (Primal Pastures?) or Plateau?


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May 12 ExCom Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spacesExcom


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May 14 General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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May 17 Sierra Sunday


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May 28 Outreach Committee


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June 2020

June 9 ExCom Meeting - 10 am

U.S. Department of The Interior 
Bureau of Reclamation Southern 
​California Area Office (SCAO) 

27226 Via Industria, Suite A 
Parking in non-numbered spacesExcom


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June 11 General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Social time: 6:30
Speaker: 7:00


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June  21 Sierra Sunday Annual Picnic - Primal Pastures?


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