​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hiking schedule for the Santa
Margarita 
Ecological Reserve
(SMER)


DISCLAIMER:  The following hikes are not sponsored not administered by the Sierra Club, which has no information about the planning of these activities and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision, or management of such activities.  They are published only as a reader service, because they may be of interest to the readers of this publication.

Please RSVP to Beth Cobb at smerdocenthikes@gmail.com

Below are the dates for the upcoming hikes:

Sunday, December 8         Chaparral Hike
Saturday, December 14     Gorge Hike
Sunday, January 12          Highlands Hike
Saturday, January 18        Bird Walk (South Field Station)
Sunday, February 2           Gorge Hike
Saturday, February 8         Short Hike
Sunday, February 23         Chaparral Hike
Saturday, March 7             Highlands Hike
Sunday, March 15             Chaparral Hike
Saturday, March 21           Gorge Hike
Saturday, April 4               Bird Walk (North Field Station)
Saturday, April 11              Highlands Hike
Saturday, April 18              Short Hike
Saturday, May 16              Gorge Hike

Hope to see you out on the trail,

The Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Docents

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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 12th—General Meeting

Temecula Public Library
30600 Pauba Rd
Temecula CA 


Karen Doyle, Save the Wolves

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


Karen Doyle and Camilla Estes

Karen is a trained Visual Artist and has worked as a freelance artist and also in the medical field. She has always been passionate about animals and nature and expresses this through her art and also by advocating for the humane treatment of all living things.

Camilla graduated from the University of California, Riverside, in 2014 with a B.S in Biological Sciences, Conservation Biology. She has worked as a wildlife biologist for the last five years.

Karen and Camilla have both been interested in gray wolves and their plight for a long time. They find this keystone species to be fascinating due to their highly evolved family structures and positive environmental impact.

They started working together in January 2019 to spread the word about the importance of protecting America’s gray wolves. Both are active volunteers with The Center for Biological Diversity.                          


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December 14th– Winter Party , Meadowview 3pm

More  details to follow

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January 7, 2020 -  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


Nina Babiarz and Charles Langley - San Onofre


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January 23 Outreach Committee

Vail Headquarters 

32115 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592


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Jan. 25 (Sat.) 9AM

Calcite Mine Hike

Anza Borrego State Park

 



Join me on a 4 mile minimum easy to moderate hike with about 600' of gain /loss. We will travel through an amazing slot canyon. The upper slot on the way up and the lower slot on our way back. At the mine area, which is a plateau with spectacular rock formations and great views of the Salton Sea, hikers will have time to explore the area. This could add a mile or more to the hiking distance. The hike does require bolder scrambling. There is little shade so bring sun protection. Hikers also need to wear good slip resistant hiking shoes, bring water and lunch. To register or for more information please contact Gary


Directions:  From Borrego Springs The trail is located on (Route S22) .2 miles past mile marker 18.  Park on ether side of the road.  To register or for more information please contact Gary Marsalone, hikesie@gmail.com. No fees, rain cancels.


Marsalone, hikesie@gmail.com. No fees, rain cancels.


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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


Scott Carlson - New Day Solar


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February 27 Outreach Committee

Vail Headquarters

32115 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592


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March 7 - Science Day - details to follow


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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


Kurt Broz - Pala Tribe enironmental

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March 26 Outreach Committee

Vail Headquarters

32115 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592


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April 4 EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

11 am to 4 pm

Vail Headquarters

32115 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592


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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

Vail Headquarters

32115 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592


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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


Swiss Researcher - SMER

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May 17 Sierra Sunday


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May 28 Outreach Committee

Vail Headquarters

​32115 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592


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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


Will Troxel - Native Reptiles


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June 14 Sierra Sunday Annual Picnic - Primal Pastures

Sierra Club pays Primal Pastures $150 for the location and tour; People attending $10/person; includes lunch and tour.


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Hiking schedule for the Santa Margarita
Ecological Reserve (SMER)


Please RSVP to Beth Cobb at smerdocenthikes@gmail.com

Below are the dates for the upcoming hikes:

Sunday, October 27          Gorge Hike
Saturday, November 2       Highlands Hike
Saturday, November 16     Bird Walk (South Field Station)
Saturday, November 23     Short Hike
Sunday, December 8         Chaparral Hike
Saturday, December 14     Gorge Hike
Sunday, January 12          Highlands Hike
Saturday, January 18        Bird Walk (South Field Station)
Sunday, February 2           Gorge Hike
Saturday, February 8         Short Hike
Sunday, February 23         Chaparral Hike
Saturday, March 7             Highlands Hike
Sunday, March 15             Chaparral Hike
Saturday, March 21           Gorge Hike
Saturday, April 4               Bird Walk (North Field Station)
Saturday, April 11              Highlands Hike
Saturday, April 18              Short Hike
Saturday, May 16              Gorge Hike

Hope to see you out on the trail,

The Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Docents