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2014-07-10 12:25:08

Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they report back from their trip retracing the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers; Also Latino Outdoors share their stories and mission to engage the Latino community about Yosemite and the National Parks System. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society launches new...

2014-06-24 23:16:38

Averaging more than 30 miles a day at elevations over 14,000 feet, Gerry Morton and Andrew Skurka travel the 221-mile John Muir Trail in seven days — a trip that takes most hikers four weeks. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The John Muir Trail runs 221 miles from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. It is a challenging trek that averages 10,000 feet in elevation, with several mountain passes that are in excess...

2014-06-11 12:22:56

Peak Innovation offers three days of extraordinary conversations to ignite social, economic and environmental change in the region TRUCKEE, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An inspiring and educational conference in the Sierra Nevada WHAT WHEN Oct. 8-10, 2014 WHERE Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City,...

2014-04-27 23:02:01

Join this group of authors, publishers and experts in a one-of-a-kind look at a plausible dream to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 On Friday, May 16, at 7:30 pm in the Dietrich Theater on the Rocklin Campus, Sierra College Natural History Museum and Sierra College Press are cosponsoring a lively lecture and discussion on the future of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Dammed by the City of San Francisco for water and...

2014-04-24 23:11:45

Former Yosemite Ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive presentation on the Hetch Hetchy Valley, followed by a discussion and tasting of Living Tree Community Foods. This event is free and open to the public. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Living Tree Community Foods invites the public to a free presentation and tasting at 7:30pm on May 1st at UC Berkeley’s Faculty Club. Naturalist and former Yosemite ranger, Jim Cogan, will give his personal, interactive...

2014-02-27 23:31:07

YExplore to Host Painting and Photography Workshops With Focus on Waterfalls and How Art Shaped the National Parks Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 A late February storm system has begun to dump snow on the Sierra Nevada with new accumulations of at least two feet expected for the high country of Yosemite National Park. This is welcome news for a region that has received less than average precipitation this winter. This storm should last throughout the weekend and the...

2014-02-24 12:22:27

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno have introduced a bill to impose a moratorium on fracking and well stimulation in California until there is certainty that the practices will not harm public health, the environment and the economy. Fracking and well stimulation are technologies that have in recent years been used in oil and natural gas fields around the country to literally break up and dissolve rock deep in the earth to gain...

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

2014-02-03 23:02:13

Actress joins a group of military veterans on a Sierra Club Outing to see how the powers of nature helped ease their transition back to civilian life (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Today, the Sierra Club announced the launch of Sierra Club Outdoors, a new campaign with old roots in the organization. The campaign works to get 250,000 people out into nature every year to explore and enjoy our planet, with a special emphasis on youth, military veterans and their families. Actress and Sierra Club...

2013-07-16 23:22:59

Groupizo Goes Green for a Cause With Eco-Friendly Apparel Fundraiser Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 Izo Brands utilizes its group funding platform Groupizo to bring positive attention to issues surrounding global warming with a Protect the Arctic fundraiser for non profit the Sierra Club Foundation. The Sierra Club Foundation provides financial support to the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations reflecting the Club’s core values: that all people have a right to a safe...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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