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Outing: Baker Lake - Maple Grove

Sunday, July 6th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Jul 6th 2014
Leader: Harry Romberg

Distance: 8 miles roundtrip

Elevation Gain: 500ft

Highest Point: 1000ft.

Notes: Since this outing enters wilderness, we are limited on the number of people we can take. Animals are included in this limit number of 12 “heart beats” in any one party. Thus, dogs must be leashed in wilderness areas and are unfortunately discouraged for this hike so that we can save those spots for additional people. Thank you for understanding.

Full description with hike reports can be found on the Washington Trails Association Website.

Sauk Mountain Summer Wildflower Hike (Skagit County)

Saturday, June 28th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Jun 28th 2014

Come and see the most unique and amazing views of the Skagit River ever, surrounded by the Cascades crown of mountains. Glorious early summer wildflowers should be in view. We will hike to the site of the old fire lookout atop Sauk Mountain looking over Sauk Lake. 6.3 miles RT with 1200 ft. elev. gain. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, and dress for the weather. Good hiking footwear and poles are useful for the rocky trail section at the top. There may be snow on the trail at the very top, also.

All people are welcome on the hike, no dogs please. Sign up with leader Terese VanAssche at terrasolutions@hotmail.com or 253-334-2157. Meet in Sedro-Woolley at 8:30 am. (MB/ CH)

Wild Sky Wilderness Trail Maintenance (Index, US Hwy 2)

Saturday, June 28th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Jun 28th 2014
Enjoy views from ridgetops in Wild Sky Wilderness

Hike through ancient forest on the West Cady Ridge Trail, near Index. Help keep the Sierra Club's adopted trail in good shape and enjoy abundant birds and flowers among 650-year-old trees. We'll leave time to explore the ridge top and enjoy big views of our state's newest Wilderness area. 4-6 miles roundtrip. No experience required, all tools supplied. Contact Mark Lawler at 206 632-1550 (WA)

Soos Creek Park Restoration Event (Kent)

Saturday, June 14th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Jun 14th 2014

Meet at Gary Grant Park in Kent (on the north side of 208th street and just east of 132nd Street)

Sierra Club South King County Group and Rainier Audubon Society, in coordination with King County Parks, will be hosting a large habitat restoration event at Soos Creek Park. To reach the work site, just walk a few hundred yards on the trail south of the 208th Street parking lot.

The area where we’ll be working was previously infested with invasive non-native plants such as blackberries and scotch broom. Over the last several years we’ve cleared all that and replanted with native species. The focus of this event will be to remove newly rebounding populations of invasives and clear around our native plantings to assure the site continues to recover.

4 Under Forty: An Event to Honor Young Clean Energy Leaders (Seattle)

Thursday, June 12th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Jun 12th 2014

You are invited to celebrate clean energy leaders at our 2nd annual 4 Under Forty event.

We are very pleased to recognize all the nominees and especially the 2014 honorees:

  • Tara Anderson, managing director of SustainableWorks
  • Jessica Finn Coven, Washington state director of Climate Solutions
  • Benjamin Otto, energy associate for the Idaho Conservation League
  • Gus Takala, senior energy management engineer for Puget Sound Energy

Make a difference for clean and affordable energy solutions while you enjoy drinks, food and great conversation with other clean energy leaders.

Snohomish County Coal and Oil Train Hazards (Everett)

Tuesday, June 10th, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm, Jun 10th 2014

At the June meeting we will present findings from our Earth Week project: The Snohomish County Train Watch.

 

Beyond Coal Organizing Meeting - Seattle

Thursday, May 15th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, May 15th 2014

Sunset Hill Community Center, 3003 NW 66th St., Seattle

Pizza and beverages!

For more information, please contact:

Robin Everett, Sierra Club Organizing Representative 206 278-0114 x308  

or Co-Chairs:

Mary Manous (206 783-4215) 

Isa Werny (206 523 3990)

 

Hands Across the Sands: Commemorate the Gulf Oil Spill (Seattle)

Saturday, May 17th, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm, May 17th 2014
Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy!

 

On Saturday, May 17, join communities around the country to ask the president and local officials to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, coal trains and coal export, offshore drilling, and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities, harm fish and wildlife and destabilize our climate.

 

We will plan to meet at Golden Gardens Park near Ballard and will set up on the beach near the Park Beach Bathhouse.

 

Questions can be directed to the event organizer at: (206) 378-0114x328 or you can email me at: Graham.Taylor@sierraclub.org

 

Screening of "DamNation" in Port Townsend

Thursday, May 29th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, May 29th 2014

DamNation is a new, powerful and award-winning film odyssey which explores the sea change in our national attitude about dams. Its majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams. The film highlights dam removal stories, including the Elwha and White Salmon Rivers in Washington, the Rogue River in Oregon, and the Penobscot River in Maine. And, what's ahead on the lower Snake River in Washington.

Diverse interests across the country are coming together to remove obsolete dams and find more cost-effective options to meet power, shipping, irrigation and other needs, while helping to restore rivers, preserve tribal customs, recover fish stocks, revitalize waterfronts, improve recreational opportunities and render watersheds more resilient to climate change. DamNation documents the undeniable momentum behind river restoration that has begun to take hold in our country.

A Day On the Skykomish River

Sunday, July 13th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Jul 13th 2014

 

Recognized for its world-class scenery, stunning waterfalls, and pristine habitat that supports seven species of salmon and migrating trout (several on the Endangered Species List), eagles, otters and other wildlife abound in this pristine habitat, which is rapidly disappearing in Washington.

 

Don’t put off your chance to experience the South Fork Skykomish River, it could be your last. A low power hydro project threatens to destroy some of the last wild salmon runs in Washington and the critical habitat and home many species of fish and wildlife, several on the Endangered Species List.