Grand Canyon Chapter
Hikers in Fall
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Environmental advocates from around the state will be gathering at the Arizona State Capitol to meet with state legislators to express support for rivers and streams, clean air, land conservation, and more. Come be part of one of our teams! Everyone will be paired with an experienced leader and will be meeting with his or her own legislators, whenever possible. You can come for an hour or two or stay all day. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and the issues and to make a difference. To R.S.V.P., just click on RSVP Environmental Day and fill in your information. Location: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix. Contact Gary Beverly, email@example.com to carpool.
Week of February 23, one day, all day
UPPER VERDE WATER SENTINELS MONITORING
Water Sentinels need help once a month with water flow measurements at our three sites in the Upper Verde River. It is easy, fun, and a great way to spend the day in beautiful surroundings. No experience required, we'll train you. For info or to join us, contact Tom Slaback, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 27th, 2014 4 - 6 PM
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEET AND GREET
The League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County hosts this annual event to showcase area non-profits and introduce their services and activities to local elected officials and policy makers. Sierra Club will have a booth there, and we welcome assistance from volunteers. Good snacks! Location: Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott. MAP (http://goo.gl/maps/QPmkY)
Wednesday, March 5, 6 - 8:30 PM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING - SIERRA CLUB YAVAPAI GROUP
Members are welcome and urged to attend and participate in our monthly Executive Committee meetings. This is where we choose the issues we are involved with and do our strategic planning. Location: Yavapai Title Conference Room, 1235 E. Gurley St, Prescott (next to Circle K). Enter at back of building. NOTE: future meetings will be in the Prescott Public Library.
March 15-17, all day
ARRASTRA AND TRES ALAMOS WILDERNESS CAR CAMP
Join us for a three days of hiking in the Arrastra and Tres Alamos Wilderness areas located west of Hwy 93 near the Santa Maria River. This is the perfect time of year to see the desert in spring blush - it's a beautiful area (see photo on our web site). We'll visit a uranium mine site and hike up the river to see Peeples Canyon and learn about the history of the area. High clearance vehicle required, and 4WD is nice. Maximum 8 hikers. For more info, contact Tom Slaback at 928-778-4233 or email@example.com
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Meetings & Events
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, 10:30 AM - Noon
Verde River Basin Partnership Program
Even one day without water is a bad day for a fish. Ever wonder what our native fish do when irrigation ditches divert the river away from them? Kim Schonek of The Nature Conservancy does; and so do many of the irrigators on the Verde. Come hear about the projects sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation and other funders launched by The Nature Conservancy and some Verde ditch companies. Location: Yavapai Administrative Building, Board Chambers, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 1-5:30 PM
"The Dark Side of GMO's" Symposium
A public symposium discussing the health risks of genetically modified foods will be held Saturday, March 1, 1 -5:30 p.m. at Yavapai College Library Community Room, 1100 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott. GMO-Free Prescott and Yavapai College Community Education are presenting the symposium. Dr. Lorrin Pang, a genetic expert and medical researcher from Hawaii, will deliver the keynote address, “Emerging Health Risks Associated with Consumption of Genetically Engineered Foods.” Following his keynote address, a panel discussion will cover how local professionals are addressing the GMO issue. To register for the symposium, call 928-717-7755. The cost is $15.
February, all month:
EVENT SERIES: "I Love the Verde River"
The Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center will be hosting a month long series of events focussed on the Verde River. For more info, see website.
This page was last updated February 13, 2014