Thursday, February 20, 6:30 PM
General Meeting: Beyond Coal
Located at Palm
Beach County Public Library: Lantana Branch. Coal burning
is responsible for one third of U.S. carbon emissions, the main
contributor to climate disruption, and it is making us sick, leading
to as many as 13,000 premature deaths every year and more than
$100 billion in annual health costs. Sierra staffer and West Palm
Beach native Julia Hathaway will be our featured speaker at this
month’s general meeting. Julia is heading up the Club's Beyond
Coal Campaign and her presentation will focus on the campaign.
In addition, Loxahatchee Group Energy Chair Debbie Evans will
participate in the presentation. The Beyond Coal campaign’s primary
objective is to replace dirty coal with clean energy by mobilizing
grassroots activists in local communities to advocate for the
retirement of old and outdated coal plants and to prevent new
coal plants from being built. Join us and participate in an interesting
presentation and discussion. FREE EVENT AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, February 22
Okeechobee Rim Biking
This will be an exciting and beautiful bicycle ride on the Herbert
Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee (part of the Florida
Trail). We’ll see a wide range of wildlife and learn about
the Big Lake. We will be biking about 25 to 30 miles on the elevated
paved and level trail. You should be able to bike about 30 miles
and have a good command of your bike. There will be periodic rest
points. Please bring a mountain bike or cruiser, spare inner tube
and the appropriate wrench to take the wheel off. It is important
that you bring plenty of water and a good hat, as there is no
shade or water on the dike. A bladder back pack is recommended.
We will be meeting at a designated location in Ft. Lauderdale
at 9:00 am, and returning around 4:00 pm. We will have lunch at
a local restaurant in the Okeechobee area (the riders will cover
the cost or their lunches). Limit: 10. This will be a Sierra Fundraiser
with a $10 donation collected at the meeting place in Ft Lauderdale.
For more information and/or to reserve a spot, please contact
Leader: Darryl Rutz 954-892-1740 email@example.com.
Asst. Leader: Manuel Monteiro 954-815-6230 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 22nd
Big Cypress hike on Florida Trail
Hike in the splendor of Big Cypress National Preserve, from Oasis
Visitor Center south on Tamiami Trail and back; 6 miles roundtrip
with a leisurely lunch halfway. Hiking through sawgrass prairies
with beautiful stretches of saw palmettos and pinelands trails
that may be under water amidst cypress forests. Expect to see
reptiles, birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Panther, bobcats
and deer encounter are possible. Rating: moderate to strenuous.
Pack a lunch and bring lots of water. Limit: 8. Suggested Donation:
$20 Sierra Club member, $25 non-members. Contact the outing leader
for meeting times and location or more information. Carpooling
is encouraged, contact the leader if you would like to carpool
or can take someone in your vehicle. Leader: Kaatje Bernabei email@example.com
305-223-6551 Assistant Leader: Alan Nowell firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 16 -
Canoe/Kayak at John Prince Park in Lake Worth
Leisurely canoeing and kayaking in the backwaters of John Prince
Park. See http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks/locations/johnprince.htm#.Uu-Hiv-PKM8
for park details. Boat rentals available. Limit 20. $3 members,
$5 non-members suggested donation. Ron Haines, email@example.com,
Sunday, March 30, 9:30 AM -
Canoe/kayak on the North Fork St. Lucie River Aquatic
Preserve near Port St. Lucie
Leisurely canoeing and kayaking.
Bring your own boat or kayak rentals are available for $34 single
kayak, $68 double kayak. Suggested donation: $3 members, $5 non-members.
Moderate. Limit 20. Chas Hunt, 561-967-4770, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The executive committee
of the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group meets the first Wednesday
of every month at Total Wine in Boynton Beach. Any member is welcomed
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