Please Join Us for a Special Event: On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve (Seattle)Posted by Elisabeth Keating
On Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 pm, adventurer and author Debbie S. Miller will be at the Mountaineers Program Center in Seattle, WA to share stories of her experience traveling down the wild rivers of Northwest Alaska. Her dynamic multimedia presentation includes photos by her travel companions, two of Alaska's best known nature photographers, and sound recordings made during her journey. Debbie will introduce her new book On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.
For those of us who are lucky enough to know Don Parks, this year's annual meeting of Chapter Delegates and the Sierra Club's Board of Directors in San Francisco in August was special. The meetings concluded with the annual awards banquet where we saw Don get the Sierra Club's highest volunteer honor, the John Muir award, presented by Club President Allison Chin and Executive Director Michael Brune.
Don has been an instrumental volunteer leader within the National Sierra Club and the Washington Chapter across a span of almost 40 years. Don's accomplishments as a volunteer leader extend deep into many critical elements of the Sierra Club both locally and nationally. His commitment and service to the Club's organizing efforts as well as his wise volunteer leadership within the conservation arena were justly recognized with the John Muir Award.
Learn about this much debated roadless area and the Sierra Club's wilderness proposal.
Saturday, July 28th. We are planning three hikes in the scenic mountains NE of Cle Elum.
From moderate to more strenuous:
1. the basalt canyon of the West Fork Teanaway
2.secluded Esmerelda Basin on the edge of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness
3. and 6,400' Miller Peak with spectacular views of Mt. Stuart.
Due to length of the drive to these trailheads, this will be an all day event. From Seattle, plan to leave by 8:00am and return after 7:00pm.
Washington State is currently under threat from multiple proposals for dirty and dangerous coal export facilities. Shipping up to a hundred million tons of coal a year through West Coast communities would spread toxic coal dust along the rail lines, clog our railroads, ports, and highways, risk our families’ health, pollute our air and water, and worsen the climate crisis. The Sierra Club is organizing in communities across the state to help defeat this ill-conceived project, please join us! Every month the Sierra Club, along with the Power Past Coal Coalition, hosts Beyond Coal volunteer meetings in numerous communities to plan events, update one another on outreach activities and have a good time kicking coal out of Washington. You will meet other like-minded people and find out what you can do to protect our community from dirty and dangerous coal trains.
Join us on the Duwamish River, an EPA Superfund cleanup site, for our Earth Day project. Earth Day is the day we give back to the environment and participate in a hands-on project to restore our damaged areas to a healthy status for future generations.
We will be participating in the Duwamish Alive Earth Day Restoration event on April 21! We will be doing restoration work at the West Duwamish Greenbelt site in West Seattle; this site will be hosted and managed by the Nature Consortium and Earth Corps .
All interested Sierra Club members, committee leaders, outings leaders - trainees and certified. All are welcome.
If you would like to know what the Outings Committee of the Washington State Chapter is all about, please come as our guest.
Once a year all of our leaders meet to practice our emergency aid skills, get an update on information about Sierra Club, more practice on compass and mapping skills, and trade information about trip planning.
We have a great venue at Millersylvania State Park, where we will be out of the weather with all of the amenities - water, electricity, fireplace, grill. Not camping this year, so we will have a full day from 9:30am to 6pm. If you are a guest, come for the whole day or stay as long as you like. Lunch will be provided.
Red Gold is a documentary about the proposed open-pit and underground mine at the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers in Bristol Bay, Alaksa. This region of southwest Alaska is home to the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Two mining companies, Northern Dynasty Minerals and Anglo American have partnered to propose this mine. The exploration site is the second largest combined deposit of copper, gold and molybdenum every discovered. Despite promises of a clean project by officials, the accident-plagued history of hard rock mining has wrought one of the biggest land use battles Alaska has ever faced. Documenting the growing unrest among native, commercial and sport fishermen, Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that won't survive if the salmon don't return with Bristol Bay's tide.
Please join us for our Annual End of Year Volunteer Celebration
It’s time again for us to celebrate each other, our friendships, and our work together.
We’ll have food, beverage, and entertainment, and, most of all, we’ll have great company and good times. As always, there will be no fundraising at the event, just fun.
When: Friday, December 9th; 6:30 to 10:pm