Welcome to Sierra Sage

srthujSierra Sage of South Orange County is a group under the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. We have a commitment to protect the natural environment of our world and take a special interest in the natural environs which still exist in and around Orange County. We fulfill this commitment in a number of ways that include political activism, public awareness campaigns,and direct environmental action. Additionally we promote the environment by providing fun, interesting, and informative outings that encourage an appreciation of nature. One of the best ways to encourage people to take a stand in defense of nature is to expose them to its beauty and the many ways in which our lives are dependent on it. See the Sierra Sage newsletter about current conservation issues.
See the current Sierra Sage newsletter about current activities.

You are invited to join us at our bi-monthly meeting
Learn about the local Group of the Sierra Club, outdoor opportuni-ties this summer, and, of course, get an update on San Onofre
Feature Program: Desalination: Is it the answer to SoCal’s water shortage?
Ray Heimstra, Associate Director of Orange County Coastkeeper and a member of the Angeles Chapter’s Executive Committee has been working on desalination issues for over 16 years. He will explore the pro and cons of the two projects in Orange County, one in Huntington Beach and the other in Dana Point and discuss the differ-ences between the two approaches and their impact the ocean wildlife. He will also discuss the Sierra Club policies regarding Desalination
WHERE: Norman Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA
WHEN: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
ROOM: Juniper
DIRECTIONS:
Northbound on I-5, exit at La Paz, turn right onto La Paz, cross Marguerite Parkway and proceed over Oso Creek. Turn left onto Veterans Way and drive to the Murray Center Parking lot.
Southbound on I-5, exit at La Paz, turn left onto La Paz, cross Marguerite Parkway and Oso Creek. Turn left onto Veterans Way and drive to the Murray Center Parking Lot

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The Wonders of Oregon:
July 16- July 23, 2017

Wikipedia describes Oregon as: “…diverse, with a windswept Pacific beaches, volcano studded Cascade Mountains, abundant waterfalls, dense evergreen forests,… and high desert sprawling across much of its east all the way to the Great Basin”. Come join us on our 7 day, 6 night fly-drive trip from as we explore the fascinating state of Oregon.
You will start by enjoying the beaches, lighthouses, and historical sites of the Oregon Coast before moving inland along the magnificent Columbia River Gorge to explore the incredible waterfalls, fun hiking and even touring Bonneville Dam and Fish Ladder. The last part of the trip will include Mt. Hood, Newberry Crater and its amazing obsidian flows, Lava River Cave,and last, but not least, Crater Lake.
Trip includes all transportation in Oregon, 6 nights lodging, all admissions toscheduled places, andtours and most breakfasts and some picnic lunches. Trip does not include air fare to and from Portland, Oregon and most lunches and all dinners, nor does it include optional items. Trip cost is $1295 for Sierra Club Members ($1395 for non-members) A $500 deposit will holdyour place on the trip with the remainder due by April 1, 2015. For information and to apply, contact Leader Mike Sappingfield at mikesapp@cox.net (949-768-3610) or 26352 Via Juanita, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Co Leaders: Patty Sappingfield, Mary Morales