The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter
May - June 2006
Delta Regional Group
"Adventures in Opposite Hemispheres"
Wednesday, June 7 (note changed date) - 7 pm, Antioch Library, 501 West 18th Street, Antioch.
Summer is time for vacation travel and adventure - and the program for June's general meeting of the Delta Group is all that and more. Last summer two members of our Delta Group Executive Committee, Tish Brown and Mitch Schweickert, visited opposite sides of the globe.
Tish traveled to South America, cruising to explore the Galapagos Islands at the Equator, 600 miles east of Ecuador. In the 19th century, after observing the strange birds and other animals of these isolated islands, Charles Darwin was inspired to develop his theory of evolution. Today the islands are regulated as a national park by Ecuador to preserve their unique ecology. Tish's adventures ranged from observing elderly giant turtles to snorkeling with penguins! Later she and her family traveled to Peru to explore the high Andes and visit the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas.
Meanwhile, Mitch and family were touring on the other side of the planet in northern Europe. They visited some of the birthplaces of great art, literature, drama, music, scientific discoveries, and political and religious beliefs - in Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. And in London, Mitch nearly got bombed - without ever setting foot in the pubs!
Join us as Tish and Mitch share their travels and photos with us and describe their worldwide adventures. We'll also have time to socialize and munch goodies, and briefly to discuss current environmental issues and upcoming summer activities.
Group program meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday or Wednesday in January, March, May, September, and November. To receive a newsletter listing Delta Group programs, outings, and activities, send a check for $5, payable to "Sierra Club, Delta Group", to:
For information about Delta Group activities, call Janess Hanson at (925)458-0860. For information about Delta area environmental concerns, call Tim Donahue at (925)754-8801.
Sat., May 6 - 10 am - 5 pm, Dow Wetlands, Pittsburg. The Delta Group needs volunteers to help at its environmental display table at the Community Environmental Faire. This is a free event (not sponsored by the Sierra Club), especially geared for families, with pontoon boat rides on the Delta, horse-drawn hay wagons, a live-wild-animal show, food, music, and hands-on educational and environmental exhibits. Parking is off the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, near West 20th and Somersville Road, with continuous free shuttle buses to and from the Faire. For information or to help, call Janess Hanson, (925)458-0860.
Upcoming hikes and activities
For details, see the "Events and Activities" calendar.
Sun., May 14 - Uvas Canyon Park, sketch hike.
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