On July 8, Sierra Cub member Harold Drake, age 76, left his camping friend to do a day-long hike in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. He did not return. Despite an extensive search, he has not been found. A long-time member of the San Carlos/Belmont Group of the Loma Prieta Chapter, Harold was held in high regard for his leadership role in trail building and maintenance.
I had a positive, enjoyable, and educational internship experience at the Loma Prieta Sierra Club. I learned to work collaboratively with diverse groups and interests, to ensure that development of neighborhoods, cities, and towns proceed with least possible impacts on the environment and social welfare.
In this summer's drought, my family and I have found many ways to help the environment and was pleased to find new ways that could be simply incorporated into daily life. From collecting shower water for the garden to starting a compost bin, learn how you too can make a difference.
Fall is in the air – California’s golden season. With cooler weather and clear days, now is the perfect time to get out and see the natural (or even supernatural) wonders of our area! As the fog lifts, clear vistas emerge revealing our familiar landscape in a new, softer light. The Loma Prieta chapter offers an astonishing range of options for strolling, socializing, and serious workouts. October and November provide the ideal Indian Summer weather for exploring cool tree-lined valleys or summiting local mountains for clear views of the bay and ocean. The chapter always welcomes newcomers and we’re sure you can find an outing that appeals to your interests.
There are 750,000 acres protected, 200 coal plants closed, 16 new national monuments, and 561,000 actions taken so far through Addup.org. And all those impressive statistics do add up to make our planet cleaner and greener.
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Doug McConnell’s new travel show “Open Road” on KNTV recently featured the new Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve south of San Jose. The rolling hills, grasslands, and ancient oak trees of the preserve are buffered by local agriculture, including cattle grazing operations run by longtime ranching families that want to save their farms from encroaching development. They have joined forces with the local land trust to create this oasis of peace and quiet at the edge of the South Bay population boom.