The online version of the Calendar is kept current in the Calendar section
of the Chapter web site.
Regional groups' events and activities
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Mount Diablo Group
Northern Alameda Group
Southern Alameda Group
West Contra Costa Group
Activities sections' events and activities
San Francisco Dinners
Thursday, May 20
East Bay Dinners
Thursday, May 27
Mount Diablo Group: Hikes for beginners
Inexperienced hikers are invited to join Diane Smith for a series of three hikes designed to introduce
the joy and benefits of hiking..
Energy Committee: "Local actions to reduce global warming"
What possible actions can Bay Area residents take beyond writing letters to a deaf White House?
Sierra Club California sponsors two Lobby Days
Come to Sacramento to protect California's future.
Yodeler Photo Contest winners on display
The Yodeler's 3rd annual Photo Contest has been judged. The winners will be announced in the next
Yodeler, along with a selection of the photos, and you can see all of them on display starting May 15.
Wilderness First Aid, wilderness medicine
Come to a special all-day class in Wilderness First Aid sponsored by the Sierra Club Bay Chapter
San Francisco: livable cities from a green point of view
An urban outing from Greenbelt Alliance and the Sierra Club Bay Chapter
California Wild Heritage outings
The Campaign is sponsoring a series of outings that take people to see our wild places.
Experience a "toxic tour" of Hunters Point
Come on a "toxic tour" led by Literacy for Environmental Justice, a youth-empowerment and
environmental-justice-education organization based in the Bayview Hunters Point community.
Club executive director appears for new book
Club executive director Carl Pope has published a new book: Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush
Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (co-written with Paul
Rauber). Carl will be appearing at several Bay Area locations
Whales, pinnipeds, and wildflowers
Island-hopping in the Channel Islands National Park
Sierra Club Banquet
The Sierra club Annual Banquet.
Hike ratings are based on distance and elevation gain:
1. Up to 6 miles
2. 6 - 10 miles
3. 10 - 15 miles
4. 15 - 20 miles
5. over 20 miles
A. under 1,000 feet
B. 1,000 - 2,000 feet
C. 2,000 - 3,000 feet
D. over 3,000 feet
Gain classifications represent the sum of all gains in elevation per
For Canine Hikes, participants need to bring the 4L's: leash,
lunch, liquids, and litter bags.
To participate in a Sierra Club outing, you will need to sign a liability
waiver. (This policy is being phased in over the next several months.)
To read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, call (415) 977-5630
or display the Sierra Club web site waiver
In addition to the main gathering points, some listings include carpool
points. We encourage you to carpool. Carpooling helps the environment
by burning less gas and reducing the number of cars on the road, and
allows folks without cars to participate.
Unless otherwise noted these carpools are no-host; we cannot guarantee
that drivers will show up. The Sierra Club does not arrange carpools
and assumes no liability for carpool participants.
Check before you hike!
In hot, dry summer weather, open space areas may be closed due to fire
danger. Leaders may have to cancel or change scheduled activities.
To find out about possible fire closures, call after 2 pm the day before.
The Marin County Fire Department public-service hotline at (415) 499-7191
covers parks in Marin County. The East Bay Regional Parks Fire Department
at (510) 881-1833 covers the East Bay Regional Parks.
Chapter activities will go as scheduled if possible. Call the leader
if in doubt
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