For vendor and volunteer information on our Earth Day Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019, click on the tabs just above.


Earth Day Festival Information

Date and time:   Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11 am – 4 pm
Venue:               Vail Headquarters 

                          32115 Temecula Parkway                                                        Temecula
       Ecologically-minded vendors and sponsors
       Health-oriented displays
       Lifestyle information
       Art displays

Speakers every half hour - Th
eme: “Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet”

Organized and supervised games area for kids

AVA/America’s Walking Club–check-in booth from 10 am – 1 pm  

Amenities:   Lots of free parking adjacent to the venue,

                  Food and beverages from on-site businesses,

                  Indoor restrooms



Tuesday, April 9, Ex-Com Meeting

3 pm, Grace Mellman Library

41000 County Center Dr

Temecula CA 92591


Thursday, April 11

Sierra Club General Meeting

Temecula Public Library

30600 Pauba Road

Temecula CA 

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Meeting starts at 6:30 pm



(Not Sponsored by the Sierra Club SMG)


Join us for a neighborhood cleanup in celebration of Earth Day!
Let’s walk and clean up as much litter as we can and make our town more beautiful!

Meetup at 9:30 am on the morning of April 20th by the main stage at Vail Headquarters. We will leave as a group at 10am sharp, please arrive on time.


Weekend of April 20th, 2019 Meeting location:

Vail Headquarters(in front of the stage)
32115 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula CA 92592

(in between Kohl’s and Famous Footwear)

Our cleanup will starts at Temecula Parkway and Butterfield Stage Road.,via Redhawk Community Park/Campanula Way~Margaritia Rd. before heading back to Vail HQ at 2pm

We will leave as a group at 10 am 
sharp, please arrive on time.  9:30 a.m. arrival time/check-in

When we return, volunteers can enjoy the ‘Spring Jamboree’ event at Vail HQ which runs until 4 pm that day.

This is a walking clean up, please come prepared with sunscreen, hat, water and comfortable shoes. 

Trash bags and Gloves will be provide

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues.

In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22.

Millions of people participated, and today, Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated (mostly on April 22).

Common Earth Day activities include planting trees, cleaning up litter, or simply enjoying nature through hiking, gardening, or taking a stroll in a local park.

Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22. It’s followed closely by Arbor Day, which falls on the last Friday in 


Cleanup is open to everyone.
High school volunteers in need of community service hours are welcome!

For more information on the neighborhood cleanup contact Cherrian at: cchin19@gmail.com

For more information on the Spring Jamboree event visit 
For more information on the Spring Jamboree event

visit https://www.vailhq.com/



Come to Applebee's for a breakfast feast to help raise funds for RCHA's Trail openings/maintenance efforts!

Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Juice and Coffee ALL for $10!!!

And you'll be served by the RCHA Board of Directors!

The Trails stakes, hitching rails, and maintenance don't happen magically.  We so appreciate all of the volunteer hours our members provide, but we also need funds!

This BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER will really help! Applebee's will split the proceeds with us 50/50 if we manage to sell 100 tickets!  PLEASE bring your families, friends, or if you own a business, treat your staff members!  Fun, Delicious, and Supports a Good Cause!
When:  Saturday, May 4, 8:00 - 10:00 am

Where:  Applebee's, 32175 Temecula Parkway, Temecula 92592
How to buy tix: 

click on this link http://www.rchatemecula.org/news---events.html or find a Board Member. 

NOTE:  if you cannot make it, you can still DONATE by hitting the "DONATE" button.  This way we'll receive your generous donation without preparing food.


THANK YOU!Rancho California Horsemen's Assoc.www.rchatemecula.org 

Follow us on:
[Facebook]    Rancho California Horsemen Association


The Chaparral Hike

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (SMER) 

45985 Via Tornado 

Temecula, CA  92590
 Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

All hikes begin promptly at 8:00 am


This is not a sponsored event by

the Sierra Club Santa Margarita Group.
This hike leaves from the north side of the reserve and traverses through chaparral for a total round trip of 3 miles. The route is on a single track trail with uneven footing and mild gains in elevation.   After the hike, you will have the option of driving or hiking ½ mile to the north field station facility where there are picnic tables, a restroom and most importantly a beautiful view of the Temecula Gorge.  
Docent-led hikes are a fun way to visit this special place which is not open to the public.  In addition to protecting local flora and fauna, the Reserve provides environmental research opportunities for students and researchers worldwide.   
We do need to know who is coming so please RSVP by email to Beth Cobb at smerdocenthikes@gmail.com. 

1. Take the I-15 freeway to Temecula. 2. Exit at Rancho California Road and go west (a LEFT turn coming from San Diego). 3. Go 2.3 miles into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. 4. Turn LEFT onto Via Santa Rosa (the first LEFT you can make after ascending into the foothills). 5. Go 1.5 miles and turn RIGHT onto Via Tornado. 6. Go 0.8 mile to the entrance gate. 7. The trailhead is just inside the gate.  A docent will assist with parking.  


May 19 - Shadow Mountain Vineyard Wine Tasting

tickets-  3 pm - 5:30 pm

Details to follow


For Interns and Community Service Volunteers: 
Regular hours in our soon-to-be amazing Butterfly Garden at 
Vail Headquarters, will begin this Sunday,(rain or shine) 

February 3, 2019 from 11:00-2:00. and will continue most Sundays until May.  Join us when you can!  

Bring a water bottle and gardening gloves if you have them. 

Vail Headquarters is located at 
32115 Temecula Parkway, Temecula 

Look for the giant windmill and water tank between Kohl's and Famous Footwear.
Activities change weekly and cover a variety projects and subjects.
Feel free to forward this to anyone you think would like to participate.
I look forward to seeing you!  

Eve Cannella   (951) 491-5622

email: backyardorganic@gmail.com



Volkswalk with Kathy Bundy - local walks and hikes

These walks are not sponsored by the Sierra Club.
We have a member of our group that offers regular

walks.  This is a non-competitive walking or hiking

for fun, fitness and fellowship.

Most walks are 3-6 miles. 

Go to meetup.com site: 

Volkswalking in So. California

Open to Everyone.  

DON'T Forget Your PASSPORT BOOKS for a sanction stamp for $3
If you are New to Volkssports you may purchase a New Walker Packet for $5 and get your 1st three walks Free.


Text me Kathy at 951-218-3755  bunznkatz7@gmail.com


Monthly general meetings (2018/2019)

(details to follow): 

April 11:  Forest Health, what’s best?

May 9:  Native Bees, there’s hundreds!

June 13:  Forests, not trees, Kelp!  Local Marine Reserves



For donations to our local Sierra Club chapter, send a check payable to "Sierra Club Santa Margarita Group" to:

George McMackin (treasurer)

40335 Garrison Dr Temecula, CA 92591


Feel free to contact Pam Nelson ( pamela05n@yahoo.com) 
(951 767-2324 ) with any questions or for additional information on any of these events and activities. ​​