Crippling drought. Devastating wildfires. Superstorm Sandy. Climate has come home — and the American people get it.
On Sunday, February 17, the Sierra Club and 350 Bay Area at a Forward on Climate rallied in San Francisco on Presidents Day to demand that President Obama take action on climate change and reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.
This free event was presented by the Sierra Club Marin Group and Mill Valley Streamkeepers, Marin Conservation League, Friends of Corte Madera Creek, and MCSTOPPP. It took place on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 7:00pm at the Mill Valley Community Center.
A panel of speakers presented a wealth of information. The speakers were:
|Gallery Reception Benefit for the Sierra Club |
AND THE TAMALPAIS CONSERVATION CLUB
A splendid evening of wine, cheese, and music, and the fine art of northern California’s most celebrated photographers.
A portion of all sale proceeds go to the Marin Group.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH 5:00-8:00PM
APERTURE F/64 GALLERY
635 San Anselmo Avenue
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The Creek Where You Live
Presented by: Sierra Club Marin Group, Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed, and Mill Valley StreamKeepers
Held: Thursday, January 26, 2006,
Mill Valley Community Center
* Betsy Bikle, President, Mill Valley StreamKeepers
* Charles Kennard, Photographer, Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed
* Dr. Juliet Lamont, Environmental Consultant, Vice-Chair, Sierra Club Bay Chapter Executive Committee
* A. L. Riley, Watershed and River Restoration Advisor, San Francisco Bay Region Water Quality Control Board
* How healthy creeks and watersheds reduce flooding and improve water quality.
* How citizens are protecting and restoring creeks and watersheds in their neighborhoods.
* The importance of creeks as the green infrastructure of the community.
* How you can get involved in creek and watershed programs.
Seventh Annual Awards Banquet
Held Friday, October 7, 2005 at at Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito.
Carl Pope, Sierra Club’s National Executive Director spoke about “Taking the Initiative – The Path to Environmental Renewal”. Mr. Pope has served the organization in various capacities for roughly two decades, and was appointed to his current post in 1992. Larry Fahn, who just completed his term as Sierra Club’s National President, introduced Carl Pope.
RESOURCE CONSERVATION AWARD: Jean Berensmeier, long time Marin Environmental leader, educator and activist.
HANNAH CREIGHTON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AWARD: Carlos Porrata, recently retired California State Park Ranger with a long time role of instilling environmental stewardship into educational activities.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Nancy Skinner, leader of Sierra Club Regional hikes for over 25 years, who has documented and shared the history and lore of Mt. Tamalpais to multitudes of people.
Emcee: Dick Spotswood, Marin Political Columnist.
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Sixth Annual Awards Banquet
Held Friday, October 8, 2004 at
at Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito.
Program: Carole Migden, Chairwoman of the California Board of Equalization shared her ideas about "Saving California's Environment: Why This Election is So Crucial." Previously Carole represented San Francisco's 13th State Assembly District and served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Currently she is a candidate for the California State Senate, District 3.
Hannah Creighton Environmental Justice Award: Marilee Eckert, Executive Director of Marin Conservation Corps.
Resource Conservation Award: Priscilla Bull, long time Marin Environmental Activist
Special Recognition Award:Richard Watson, Sierra Club hike leader and Activities/Outings Co-Chair
MC: Dick Spotswood, Marin political columnist.
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Marin County's Hiking Trails 2004
Held Thursday, April 29, 2004, 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Mill Valley Community Center.
Program: This was an exciting panel discussion, moderated by Doug McConnell of KRON-TV's "Bay Area Backroads", between some of Marin's most knowledgeable park resource specialists, trail and maintenance managers, and hiking trail system planners. Featured were: Chris Bramham, Superintendent of Marin County Open Space District, Manager of Field Operations; John Dell'Osso, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education; Steve Griswold, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Trails Forever Program Manager and Landscape Architect; Thomas Lindberg, California State Parks, Marin Sector Superintendent, North Bay District; Mike Swezy, Marin Municipal Water District, Natural Resources Specialist.
These experts discussed the state of our trails, and plans for new trail networks spanning Marin. Rejuvenation and improvements of existing trails including trail head maps and signage and habitat restoration were addressed. Attendees learned about the funding aspects of these plans and how they can volunteer and get involved in improving their hiking experience.
Proceeds: The Sierra Club Marin Group donated $1500 from this event to the Marin County Open Space District for trail work at Rush Creek Open Space Preserve.
Click here to see thank you note from Marin County Open Space District with details of the trail work. (Adobe Acrobat required)
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Fifth Annual Awards Banquet and Fund Raiser:
Held Friday, October 24, 2003 at Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito
Program: Our Keynote Speaker was independent journalist and author, Mark Hertsgaard shared his insights on current environmental and political considerations. He has written five books including the recently released The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Harper's, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, The Nation, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Le nouvel observateur, La Repubblica, Yomiuri Shimbum, Ha'aretz and many other publications at home and abroad. A frequent contributor to National Public Radio, he also hosts a weekly investigative news show for the national satellite network, Worldlink TV. He has taught non-fiction writing at Johns Hopkins and the University of California at Berkeley School of Journalism. He lives in San Francisco.
Our emcee for the evening was Stan Sinberg, Pacific Sun columnist and satirical radio commentator.
Hannah Creighton Environmental Justice Award: Susan Adams, Marin County Supervisor
Resource Conservation Award: Trips for Kids, a non-profit organization offering mountain bike trips to at-risk youth.
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Marin Environmental Film Festival
Held Thursday evening April 10, 2003, and Saturday afternoon April 12, 2003, at the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael,CA. The first annual Marin Environmental Film Festival was presented in partnership with The Environmental Forum of Marin (www.marinefm.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the quality of our environment through education, and the California Film Institute (http://www.finc.org/). Powerful and provocative award-winning films from around the world that highlight important environmental issues were shown.
Fourth Annual Awards Banquet
Held Friday, October 25, 2002 at Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito.
Program: Our key note speaker was GRAY BRECHIN, Author and Geographer, in MEGAFOLLIES: How Bay Area development plans to scrap the cable cars, fill the Bay, build new bridges, freeways and nuclear reactors were stopped by citizens that stepped in front of bulldozers.
Hannah Creighton Environmental Justice Award: Hilda Castillo, Environmental Educator.
Resource Conservation Award: Susan Ristow, Novato Environmental Community Activist.
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Third Annual Awards Banquet
Held Friday, October 19, 2001 at Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito.
Program: Our key note speaker was Buck Parker, Executive Director of Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund. He discussed how Bush Administration environment policy and legislation might be affected by recent events. He emphasized the added importance of developing alternative energy sources.
Barbara Boxer was to present her "Environmental Impact Report" on the Bush Administration. Due to the National Emergency she was not able to speak directly to the attendees. Instead Barbara provided a special video for the event.
Hannah Creighton Environmental Justice Award: Zeva Longley, Canal Area Acitivist.
Resource Conservation Award: Patricia Ravitz and Lynn Emrich, of Citizens to save Bahia
Master of Ceremonies: Dick Spotswood, Marin political columnist.
|"So You Want to Run for Office!" - Sierra Club Candidate Training Workshop
Held Saturday, June 9, 2001, 1:30 - 5:30, at Scout Hall, 177 E. Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley.
Held Thursday, April 19, 2001 Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito
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- Sierra Club Yodeler April 2001 article about the event
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Held Friday, October 13, 2000 at Spinnaker Restaurant, Sausalito. Keynote Speaker was Jerry Mander of the Foundation for Deep Ecology and author of The Case Against the Global Economy, speaking on the World Trade Organization.
Held Thursday, April 13, 2000, Redwood HS Little Theatre- A panel discussion moderated by Doug McConnell of KRON-TV's "Bay Area Backroads".
Endocrine Disruptor Symposium
Held Saturday May 6, 2000 atThe Women's Building 3543 18th St., San Francisco.