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Calendar of Events Archive

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Our new Activity Calendar is shown below. We hope this version will better summarize all events happening across the Florida Chapter. Rollover an activity title to popup its description.

October 2012

Sat, Oct 20
Four-Mile Hike at Little Talbot Island State Park
We’ll start with a short ranger talk and then walk about two miles north behind the dunes through a maritime forest. Our return takes us along a beautiful stretch of open beach.

Thu, Oct 18
Hiking Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
This will be a very leisurely 3-mile or so hike at Hanna Park.

Sat, Oct 13
Hike the City of Jacksonville Dutton Island Preserve
We’ll hike some of Dutton Island Preserve’s meandering nature trails and visit wildlife observation stations.

Sat, Oct 13
Hike the Trails at UNF
We’ll hike along the trails of the University of North Florida Wildlife Sanctuary

Thu, Oct 11
Kayak Julington Creek
Join us on a leisurely six mile paddle

Mon, Oct 8
Jacksonville Program - The Price of Sprawl
Janet Stanko will enlighten us on the Price of Sprawl - hidden costs of overdevelopment to taxpayers

Mon, Oct 1
Ponte Vedra Beach Monthly Program - The Vision for Northeast Florida
Northeast Florida Region will be updating the state-mandated Strategic Regional Policy Plan with the benefit of a 2060 vision for growth and development in the seven county region

September 2012

Tue, Sep 18
Kayak to Kingsley Plantation
We will meet at Alimacani Boat Ramp on Ft. George Island to paddle with the tide to Kingsley Plantation, part of the Timucuan Preserve.

Mon, Sep 10
Jacksonville Program - Celebration of Estuaries!
Dr. Quinton White, Executive Director of the Marine Research Institute at Jacksonville University, will speak about the importance of estuaries.

Tue, Sep 4
Ponte Vedra Beach Program - Movie Night – "Lithium Springs"
We will watch a comedy adventure movie called “Lithium Springs”. This family-friendly independent film is about an off beat adventurer and his dog, who stumble across an old map pinpointing the Fountain of Youth. In their quest, they discover the natural majesty of the swamp and something that threatens to go through it.

August 2012

Wed, Aug 29
Ponte Vedra Beach Walk
Explore the beach at Mickler's Landing Beach Park on a weekday

Tue, Aug 21
Ponte Vedra Monthly Meeting - William Bartram Scenic Highway
Presentation about the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway.

Sun, Aug 19
Marineland EcoTour with Ripple Effect EcoTours
We'll launch from the Ripple Effect office on the Matanzas River into a rich estuary where the Matanzas Inlet collides with Pellicer Creek, one of the most pristine streams in Florida.

Sat, Aug 11
Hike Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Join us on Sierra Club’s first “2nd Saturdays Outing” as part of the City of Jacksonville People + Parks Connection.

Sat, Aug 4
Beginner Kayak Lesson with First Coast Outfitters
Beginner Kayak Instruction to experience the excitement of kayaking in a fun, supportive and safe environment.

Thu, Aug 2
Beach Walk at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
We’ll walk 1 1/2 - 2 hours on the beach, enjoying the views of dunes and the ocean.

July 2012

Sat, Jul 28
Kayak Pellicer Creek
We'll kayak in beautiful salt marsh and wooded areas.

Sun, Jul 15
Kayak at 6-Mile Landing, Guana Reserve
We’ll spend 2-3 hours on Guana Lake seeing what wildlife we can spot.

Tue, Jul 10
Hike in the Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area
We'll hike about five miles through the varied environments along Black Creek

Mon, Jul 2
Ponte Vedra Monthly Meeting - John Muir in the New World
Movie - follows the varied life of John Muir

Sun, Jul 1
Hike Ft. George Island Trail
We’ll hike a 3.3 mile loop (moderate difficulty) through the grounds of an historic club with sea views, hills, and lush woods.

June 2012

Thu, Jun 21
Hike the Spanish Pond Trail

Mon, Jun 11
Jacksonville General Meeting - Permaculture
Learn about Permaculture - a productive, sustaining and self-reliant way to grow food and have minimal impact on the environment.

Thu, Jun 7
Hike in Crooked River State Park
We’re crossing the border for this brisk early morning hike: a set of self-guided nature hikes through 3 separate ecosystems.

Mon, Jun 4
Ponte Vedra Beach General Meeting - Keepers of the Coast
Learn about of Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit created by members of the community in Northeast Florida.

Sat, Jun 2
Hike in the Jacksonville Arboretum
We have to get out and hike on National Trails Day! We'll hike about three miles through various wildlife environments.

May 2012

Sun, May 20
Kayak in the Four Creeks State Forest
We'll kayak in this beautiful, isolated state forest on tree-covered creeks.

Tue, May 15
Hike in Betz-Tiger Point Preserve
We'll hike the beautiful trails of this city-owned gem.

Mon, May 14
Jacksonville General Meeting - Misconceptions about Trees
Larry Figart, Urban Forester with Duval County Extension will speak on Misconceptions about Trees.

Wed, May 9
Kayak Deep Creek
We'll kayak on a 6 mile trip to the St. Johns River and back on this beautiful, isolated creek.

Mon, May 7
Ponte Vedra Monthly Program - Guana Sea Level Rise Study
A researcher from the Guana will discuss the effects of sea level rise in the Reserve.

April 2012

Sat, Apr 21
John Muir’s Birthday Hike in Guana
We’ll celebrate John Muir’s birthday with a leisurely hike of about 4 miles.

Fri, Apr 20
Beach Cleanup at Guana
A short presentation on the effects of marine debris in our coastal environments to be followed by a beach cleanup

Wed, Apr 18
Free Movie - Revenge of the Electric Car
This movie takes us inside the companies competing to make the electric car - the car of the future.

Thu, Apr 12
Learn About Our Inner City Outings Program
Join us for a social hour to discuss the mission and goals of the program and how you can get involved.

Tue, Apr 10
Hike the Bayard Conservation Area
Come hike this beautiful upland pine area.

Mon, Apr 9
Jacksonville Monthly Program - Durbin Creek Paddle Trail
Eric Bersinger and Josh Woods began a massive effort to restore Durbin Creek to its original beauty last May.

Sat, Apr 7
Kayak Durbin Creek
Join us on a leisurely paddle down the newly-restored, beautiful, and remote Durbin Creek.

Tue, Apr 3
Ponte Vedra Monthly Program - Cary State Forest: “A Closer Look”
Faith and George Barbour will present a collection of macro and telephoto pictures they have taken of the plants and wildlife at Cary State Forest.

March 2012

Sat, Mar 31
Volunteer Work at Pumpkin Hill Preserve
We’ll meet at the Pumpkin Hill Park Office for a safety orientation and some light trail work.

Sat, Mar 24
Visit Olustee Battlefield Historical State Park
Leisurely one-mile hike along the Olustee Battlefield Heritage Trail

Sat, Mar 17
Kayak in the Timucuan Preserve
Paddle through the beautiful salt marsh to Tiger Point

Tue, Mar 13
Hike Guana Wildlife Management Area
Weekday hike in Guana

Mon, Mar 12
Jacksonville Monthly Program - Forging Connections with Working Families
How the Blue-Green Alliance partners with unions and environmental groups

Sat, Mar 10
Tour of Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Guided tour. Deadline Mar 3. 18 participants only

Tue, Mar 6
Sierra Club New Member Orientation
Orientation for new members and those interested in joining

Tue, Mar 6
Hike the Julington-Durbin Preserve
6.5 mile hike in the Preserve

Mon, Mar 5
Ponte Vedra Beach Monthly Program - Hiking the John Muir Trail
Hiking the John Muir Trail in California

February 2012

Sat, Feb 25
Kayak Peters Creek
Beautiful, leisurely paddle up Peters Creek

Tue, Feb 14
Weekday Hike - Theodore Roosevelt Area
Explore Timucuan Preserve

Mon, Feb 13
Jacksonville General Meeting - Energy Efficiency 102 - Beyond Changing Your Light Bulb
Save money by using energy more efficiently

Sat, Feb 11
Hiking Cary State Forest
Leisurely 1.4 mile hike on a nature trail

Mon, Feb 6
Ponte Vedra Beach General Meeting - Durbin Creek Paddle Trail
Restoration of Durbin Creek for paddlers

Sun, Feb 5
First Aid and CPR Training
Red Cross Training

Sat, Feb 4
Hiking Gold Head Branch State Park
Seven mile leisurely hike

January 2012

Sat, Jan 28
Hike the Theodore Roosevelt Area
Walk the beautiful Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

Sat, Jan 21
Kayak Julington Creek
Local morning kayak

Tue, Jan 10
Weekday Hike in Guana
How about a weekday hike?

Mon, Jan 9
Jacksonville General Meeting
New program - Utah’s Red Rock Wilderness

Tue, Jan 3
Ponte Vedra Beach General Meeting
Northern Right Whales

December 2011

Sat, Dec 17
Outings Leader Training
Sierra Club Outings Leader training course

Sat, Dec 17
Pre-Solstice Fire on Atlantic Beach
Join us for an afternoon campfire on Atlantic Beach and watch the sunset on one of the shortest days of the year.

Mon, Dec 12
Holiday Celebration and Potluck
Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Groups combined monthly meeting and celebration

Sat, Dec 10
Kayak Durbin Creek
Leisurely paddle down the newly-restored Durbin Creek.

Sat, Dec 10
Guana Through the Eyes of an American Indian
Leisurely five mile walk with a historic bent.

Sat, Dec 3
Hiking UNF
Hike the trails of the UNF Wildlife Sanctuary.

November 2011

Sat, Nov 19
Hiking Stokes Landing
This will be about a 3-mile leisurely hike looping around salt marshes along the Tolomato River.

October 2011

Sat, Oct 29
Mandarin History Tour
Join us for a historical tour of the Mandarin area.

Sat, Oct 29
Hiking "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River"
Join us for a short walk, tour of the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center and lunch at the Telford Inn.

Sat, Oct 22
Hiking Cedar Point
A beautiful 3 mile hike at Cedar Point Preserve.

Sat, Oct 15
Kayak Trout Creek
We'll take a leisurely paddle up Trout Creek in St. Johns County.

Sat, Oct 15
Leisurely Walk - Jacksonville Arboretum
Join us for a walk through the beautiful Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens.

Mon, Oct 10
Jacksonville Monthly Program - October
We will take Sierra Club on the road to Episcopal School of Jacksonville with the movie, "No Impact Man".

Tue, Oct 4
Ponte Vedra Monthly Program - October
Ecosystems Services as a Conservation Tool

September 2011

Sat, Sep 24
Easy Beach Walk in Guana
An easy two-hour beach walk with Naturalist Pete Johnson.

Mon, Sep 12
Jacksonville Monthly Program - September
Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice Teaching Farm

Sat, Sep 10
New Smyrna Beach Tour
Walk through the spectacular dunes and take an informative cruise at New Smyrna Beach.

Tue, Sep 6
Ponte Vedra Monthly Program - September
Documentary of David Brower - Defender of the Environment

August 2011

Sat, Aug 27
Walking at St. Augustine Beach
Enjoy a two hour walk along St. Augustine Beach.

Sat, Aug 20
Guana Beach Walk
Learn about beach habitats and more on this Beaches 101 walk.

Fri, Aug 5
St. Augustine Scenic Cruise and Art Walk
Scenic Cruise, Art Walk and Dinner outing

Mon, Aug 1
Ponte Vedra Monthly Program - John Muir; The New World
Join us for an excellent movie on our Sierra Club founder and famous environmentalist, John Muir.

July 2011

Sat, Jul 30
Visit DeLeon Springs State Park
There’s lots to do and see at delightful DeLeon Springs State Park!

Fri, Jul 15
Sunset Paddle at Guana
Join us for a beautiful and informative two hour sunset paddle.

Sat, Jul 9
Tour the Beaches Historical Museum
Take a leisurely tour of the Beaches Historical Museum.

Sat, Jul 9
Leisurely Beach Walk at Guana
Leisurely walk along one of the beach's most pristine sections.

Tue, Jul 5
Ponte Vedra Program for July
No Impact Man - The Documentary

June 2011

Sat, Jun 18
Outings Leadership Training
learn to lead outings!

Wed, Jun 1
A Whale Tale
Marine Animal Entanglement Response for right whale #3911 spotted off Jacksonville Beach

May 2011

Tue, May 17
Weekday Hike in Guana
Hike for about five or six miles on scenic trails with views of the Tolomato River

Sat, May 14
Kayak Pottsburg Creek
2 1/2 hour paddle

April 2011

Mon, Apr 11
General Meeting, Jacksonville: Timucuan Ecological Historic Preserve
Ranger Craig Morris

Mon, Apr 4
General Meeting, Ponte Vedra Beach: Landscape Photography

Fri, Apr 1 - Sun, 3
Camping and Exploring at Florida Caverns State Park
weekend camping in Marianna, Florida

March 2011

Sat, Mar 26
Hiking Pumpkin Hill Creek State Park
Statewide CeLeBraTioN of land conservation

Sat, Mar 19
How to Photograph Nature 101
explore your camera and the Jacksonville Arboretum

Mon, Mar 14
General Meeting, Jacksonville: Nature Photography
Photographer, Kirk Chamberlain shares tales, tips & techniques

Sat, Mar 12
Hiking UNF trails
3-4 mile easy hike

Mon, Mar 7
General Meeting, Ponte Vedra Beach: Sustainable Food International
Joy Urban & Sustainable Harvest International’s work

Fri, Mar 4
Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka
3 mile walk among the blooming azaleas

February 2011

Tue, Feb 15
Weekday Hike - Jacksonville Arboretum
check out the newest trail!

Mon, Feb 14
General Program, Jacksonville: The Florida Aquifer
The River Returns, documentary by diver Wes Skiles

Sun, Feb 13
Hiking on Fort George Island
4.2 mile hike on Fort George Trail

Wed, Feb 9
General Program, Ponte Vedra Beach: Movie Night
“Timeless” - National Parks Odyssey

Sat, Feb 5
Manatee viewing & hiking
Blue Springs State Park and Hontoon Island

January 2011

Sat, Jan 22
Kayak Julington Creek
paddle time!

Sat, Jan 15
Guana Through the Eyes of an American Indian
Five mile walk with Harold Lock

Mon, Jan 10
General Program, Jacksonville: St Johns River Water Management District
Kraig McLane from the St. Johns River Water Management District

Sat, Jan 8
Hike UNF Trails
Univ of North Florida - Sawmill Slough

Tue, Jan 4
General Program, Ponte Vedra Beach: Northern Right Whales
winter calving season here off our shore

December 2010

Mon, Dec 13
General Program, Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra: CELEBRATION!!!
40th Anniversary Special - A Look Back

Sun, Dec 12
Hike Little Talbot Island State Park
2 mile hike on coastal island

Sat, Dec 11
Family Outing: Wildlife Rescue Coalition Center
Child friendly outing

Sat, Dec 4
Hike in Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park
3½ mile hike on the Westside

November 2010

Sat, Nov 20
Hiking at Julington-Durbin Preserve
Managing Natural Resources in an Urban Environment

Sat, Nov 13
Kingsley Plantation Kayak Trip with Kayak Amelia
kayak up the Ft. George River

Mon, Nov 8
General Program, Jacksonville: Built Totally Green
Documentary film by Michaela Miller and Steve Sadler

Sat, Nov 6
Kids & Family Outing: Beach Walk
explore the shore at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Sat, Nov 6
9th Annual John Muir Family Walk
Special visit to White Oak Plantation on the St Mary River

Fri, Nov 5 - Sun, 7
Annual Sierra Camporee!
2 nights in Hanna Park

Mon, Nov 1
General Meeting, Ponte Vedra: Protecting Indonesia's Rainforests
2 films from Rainforest Action Network

October 2010

Fri, Oct 29 - Sun, 31
Outings Leadership Training
A weekend at Gold Head Branch State Park

Sat, Oct 16
La Chua Trail Hike
Paynes Prairie, Gainesville

Mon, Oct 11
General Program, Jacksonville: Harmful Gulf Fishing Practices
Pew Environment Group and the Gulf of Mexico

Sat, Oct 9
Kids & Family Outing: Jacksonville Arboretum
bald cypress trees!

Sat, Oct 9
Florida Agricultural Museum Tour/Hike
glimpse into Florida’s past

Tue, Oct 5
Florida Green Drinks
Sierra Club speakers

Mon, Oct 4
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Northwest by Southeast Passage
Northwest by Southeast Passage: A Cross-Country Journey

September 2010

Tue, Sep 21
Guana River Sunset Kayak
two hour sunset paddle with full moon

Sun, Sep 19
Family Outing: Castaway Island
explore nature activities along the Intracoastal

Mon, Sep 13
General Program, Jacksonville: Trekking in Dolpo, Nepal
Pizza and cool adventure of Michael Bentzien

Tue, Sep 7
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Movie Night
"Timeless" - National Parks Odyssey

Sat, Sep 4
Guana beach walk
with Guana volunteer Rick Edwards

Fri, Sep 3
Environmental Mixer
shaken or stirred: Sierra Club, Whole Foods, & Global Greenup

August 2010

Sat, Aug 28
Enjoying Silver Glen Springs
choose your activity for Ocala National Forest on Lake George

Sat, Aug 21
Beach walk in Guana
two-hour walk with Florida Naturalist Pete Johnson

Tue, Aug 10
Florida Green Drinks
happy hour @ beach with 'green' vision for NE FL

Mon, Aug 2
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Sea Turtle Nesting
Video night - "Sea Turtle Nesting Behaviors"

July 2010

Sat, Jul 31
Hiking the Theodore Roosevelt Area
shady 2 hour hike along the St Johns River

Sat, Jul 24
Guana River Sunset Kayak
two hour sunset paddle

Tue, Jul 20
Training for Political Screening
Learn the procedure & process for Sierra Club endorsements (rescheduled from June 24)

Sat, Jul 17
Breakfast & Picnic
informal gathering at Memorial Park on the St Johns River

Fri, Jul 9
Global Greenup
an environmental mixer

Tue, Jul 6
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Transforming Energy
join in a discussion after viewing an alternative energy video

June 2010

Sat, Jun 26
Protest Oil Drilling - Demand Clean Energy
Hands Across the Sand ~ Join in a peaceful gathering of the people of the world.

Tue, Jun 22
Weekday Hike - Jacksonville Arboretum
3 miles of shaded trails

Sat, Jun 19
Kayak/Canoe Peters Creek
paddle up Peters Creek in Green Cove Springs

Sun, Jun 13
Informal Program: Appalachian Trail
gather at Bill's house for AT video

Sun, Jun 13
Nature Cruise - Cumberland Sound
1.5 hour nature cruise along Amelia Island’s shoreline

Mon, Jun 7
General Program, Ponte Vedra: North Guana Landing
vision for northern access to Guana

Sat, Jun 5
Walk St. Augustine Beach
2 hours walking St Augustine shore

May 2010

Tue, May 25
Hike UNF Nature Preserve
A mid-morning Tuesday hike

Sat, May 22
Hiking in Guana
5 - 6 miles on scenic trails

Sat, May 8
Birding at Huguenot Park
with Duval Audubon

Mon, May 3
General Program, in Neptune Beach! ~ Shorebirds
joint meeting of Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra at Fletcher High

Sun, May 2
First Aid & CPR Training in PVB
for Outings Leaders and Potential Leaders

Sat, May 1
Jekyll Island Bike Tour
5-mile bike ride

April 2010

Sun, Apr 25
Hiking at Pumpkin Hill
3 - 4 mile loop hike

Sat, Apr 24
Spring Beach Gathering and Campfire
celebrate the recent Earth Day at Atlantic Beach

Mon, Apr 12
General Program, Jacksonville: Lady of the Glades
The Everglades, River of Grass preservation, past and present

Sat, Apr 10
Boat Tour of Jekyll Island
75-minute boat tour of Jekyll Island, Georgia

Wed, Apr 7
Hiking in Julington/Durbin Creek Preserve
4 to 6 mile weekday hike

Wed, Apr 7
Sierra Club & Art Walk
Lady of the Glades, documentary AT&T building - 301 West Bay Street

Mon, Apr 5
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Slow Food
Richard Villadoniga, Director of the local Slow Food Movement

March 2010

Sat, Mar 13
Fort Matanzas and Washington Oaks State Gardens
Exploring, Easy Hiking, and free Ferry Boat

Mon, Mar 8
General Program, Jacksonville: LEED house in NE Florida
Award winning building green project

Sat, Mar 6
Hike in Ravine Gardens State Park
2 hours on blooming trails in Palatka

Tue, Mar 2
Hiking in Guana
ON A WEEKDAY - Tuesday

Mon, Mar 1
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Florida Hometown Democracy
Presentation on both sides of Amendment 4

February 2010

Sun, Feb 28
Hike in Moses Creek Conservation Area
5 miles of fun!

Sat, Feb 27
Outings Leader Training
gain the skills to become an outings leader

Sat, Feb 27
Kayak / Canoe Peters Creek
Try again! - 3 hours paddling from Camp Chowenwaw in Green Cove Springs

Mon, Feb 8
General Program, Jacksonville: Making Our Homes Greener
Hint it's not a coat of paint!

Sat, Feb 6
Hike at Fort Clinch State Park
enjoy the northern end of Fernandina Beach

Thu, Feb 4
Book Discussion
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, by Al Gore

Mon, Feb 1
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Save the Manatee
Award winning volunteers, Deb & Doug Brown, will give a presentation

January 2010

Mon, Jan 25
Sierra New Member Orientation
Discover Sierra Club's NEFL Group & Florida Chapter of

Sat, Jan 23
Hiking & Exploring Princess Place Preserve
4.1 miles hike in Flagler County

Mon, Jan 11
General Program, Jacksonville: Slow Food
learn about the local chapter of the Slow Food Movement

Sat, Jan 9
City Walk Over & Along the St Johns River
Walk over the Main St Bridge to Riverside

Mon, Jan 4
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Right Whales
Right Whale Survey Project

December 2009

Sun, Dec 20
Winter Solstice Celebration
Join us for a gathering and camp fire on Atlantic Beach

Sat, Dec 19
Hiking in Guana
five or six leisurely miles on scenic trails

Mon, Dec 14
Year End Event!
Potluck Dinner & Trivial Pursuit for both Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach!

Sat, Dec 12
Bayard Conservation Area Hike
5 miles of the John P. Hall Nature Preserve

November 2009

Sat, Nov 21
Leisurely walk along the St Johns River
three miles along River Road

Sat, Nov 14
Mandarin History Tour
with Andy Morrow, executive director of the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society

Sat, Nov 14
Hike the Jacksonville Arboretum
Celebrate Its First Anniversary

Mon, Nov 9
General Program, Jacksonville: Non-Lawns & Mocama art contest
Double Program - present & past

Fri, Nov 6 - Sun, 8
Annual Camporee at Fort Clinch State Park
2 nights of camping with Sierra Club members on the northern tip of Amelia island

Wed, Nov 4
Book Discussion
"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver

Mon, Nov 2
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Double Feature Movie Night
"Revenge of the River" & "The Green Monster-It Came from the River"

October 2009

Sat, Oct 17
Water Adventure at Blue Springs State Park
Cruise the St Johns River

Mon, Oct 12
General Program, Jacksonville: Inner City Outings
meet the folks in this active local program

Mon, Oct 12
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Old West Lives On
Gabe Hanson will present a photographic journey through the Old West

Sat, Oct 10
John Muir Family Walk
8th Annual - a lovely day in the woods of Nassau County

Tue, Oct 6 - Sat, 10
Painting the Region
Landscape artists and art patrons supporting preservation efforts by the North Florida Land Trust

Sat, Oct 3
Following the Freedom Trail, St. Augustine
Trolley ride with historian David Nolan

September 2009

Sat, Sep 19
International Coastal Cleanup
our part to clean up is at 8th Avenue North - Jacksonville Beach

Sat, Sep 19
Hike the Suwannee and Visit White Springs
5 mile hike and White Springs

Mon, Sep 14
Activism 101
learn some tools to be an effective advocate for the planet

Mon, Sep 7
General Program, Ponte Vedra Beach - September
no September PV meeting - Activism 101 - at Jacksonville meeting Sept 14th

August 2009

Sat, Aug 29
Tubing the Ichetucknee River
Classic Florida spring experience

Thu, Aug 27
Book Discussion
The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.

Mon, Aug 10
General Program, Jacksonville: Antarctica
gain insights to the coldest place on the planet

Mon, Aug 3
General Program, Ponte Vedra Beach: Sharks
Sharks or No Sharks? The plight of the ocean predator

July 2009

Sat, Jul 18
Coral Reef Adventures
IMAX movie afternoon!

Sat, Jul 18
Ginnie Springs
float down the Santa Fe River

Mon, Jul 13
General Program Jacksonville: Sharks
St Simon Island Sharker Tony Burch tells about conservation issues for these predators along our shores

Sun, Jul 12
Egans Creek Paddle
Explore the salt marsh on Amelia Island

Mon, Jul 6
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Lithium Springs
Movie night - watch a comedy adventure movie called “Lithium Springs”

June 2009

Sat, Jun 27
Gleaning for the hungry

Sat, Jun 20
Outings Leadership Training
assist others in exploring our natural areas

Sat, Jun 13
River Cruise
The Riverkeeper is holding some spots for Sierra Club members!

Mon, Jun 8
General Program, Jacksonville: Green Health Care
Dr. Brandi Reddick explains the principles of ecologically sustainable medicine.

Sat, Jun 6
National Trails Day
Celebrate Hiking - Gold Head State Park

Sat, Jun 6
Kayak Ft George

Mon, Jun 1
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Manatees
Manatee status by Dr Gerald Pinto, Associate Research Scientist at Jacksonville University.

May 2009

Sat, May 30
UNF Nature Trails
discover the Sawmill Slough Preserve

Sat, May 30
St Augustine Behind the Scenes
Discover the hidden treasures of the old city on a two-hour trolley tour

Thu, May 28
Book Discussion Group
Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S

Mon, May 11
General Program, Jacksonville: Beekeeper
latest buzz on bees

Mon, May 4
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Endangered Marine Species
St Johns County Habitat Conservation Coordinator presenting information on sea turtles, least terns, and others

Sat, May 2
Okefenokee swamp tour & hike
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

April 2009

Tue, Apr 21
The Vision of Charles Bennett: The Timucuan Preserve
Lecture on the eve of Earth Day - "The Vision of Charles Bennett: The Timucuan Preserve"

Mon, Apr 13
Rally for Florida water
help our Riverkeeper!

Mon, Apr 13
General Program, Jacksonville: Habijax ReStore
The Environmental 3-R's ~ Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

Sat, Apr 11
Kayak Demo and Day at Kingland, GA
Looking for a kayak or canoe? Paddle a variety in Camden County, Georgia

Sat, Apr 11
Biking in Guana
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Reserve

Mon, Apr 6
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Mayport Film
One Village, Same Ocean

Sat, Apr 4
Sierra Supper
Potluck food & fun

Sat, Apr 4
A walk with Naturalist Beverly Fleming
Explore 2 NEW parks: Alpine Groves and Beluthahatchee

March 2009

Sun, Mar 29
CPR & First Aid Training - Mandarin
Required for Outings Leaders

Sat, Mar 28
Experience Pumpkin Hill
Explore properties in the Timucuan Preserve

Sun, Mar 22
CPR & First Aid Training - Ponte Vedra
Required for Outings Leaders

Sat, Mar 21
Exploring the History of Fernandina Beach
Begin with a guided tour of lovely Center Street.

Thu, Mar 19
Book Discussion Group March
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Sat, Mar 14
Heckscher Drive Clean-up
Help clean up our adopted roadway Heckscher Drive

Sat, Mar 7
Day Hike to Moses Creek
5 mile hike along one of the few remaining undeveloped tidal creeks in the region.

Mon, Mar 2
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Himalayas
Peace Corps volunteer tells of her experiences at the Top of the World

February 2009

Sat, Feb 28 - Sun, Mar 1
Inner City Outings Training

Sat, Feb 21
Hiking on Fort George Island
Come hike and learn about fascinating and historical Fort George Island.

Mon, Feb 9
General Program, Jacksonville: Invasive Plants
Identifing Invasive Plants thriving in Northeast Florida

Sat, Feb 7
Hiking along the Suwannee on the Florida Trail
7 mile hike and fundraiser for the Florida Trail Association

Sat, Feb 7
Sierra Suppers
Potluck Sierra Suppers

Mon, Feb 2
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Right Whales
Winter is the right time for Right Whales on the First Coast

January 2009

Sat, Jan 24
Basic Backpacking Class
Join us as we display and discuss the gear needed for overnight backpacking

Mon, Jan 19
National Day of Service - Jax Arboretum Trail Work
Trail blazing at the new Jacksonville Arboretum; at the request of President-Elect Obama in honor of M. L. King, Jr

Sat, Jan 17
A day trip to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park and Devils Millhopper Sinkhole
Join us as we explore some beautiful state parks in north-central Florida.

Thu, Jan 15
Book Discussion Group Meeting
Our first selection is "Hot, Flat and Crowded" by the NY Times editorialist Thomas L. Friedman.

Mon, Jan 12
General Program, Jacksonville: Hiking the Florida Trail
Join us as we learn about hiking the extensive Florida Trail.

Sat, Jan 10
Moonlight Hike at the Jacksonville Arboretum
Join us on a moonlight hike through this wonderful area on their first evening nature tour. Please RSVP by January 7.

Sat, Jan 10
Hiking in Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Reserve
Join us on this family-oriented hike through the woods in beautiful Guana.

Mon, Jan 5
General Program, Ponte Vedra: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Join us for an interesting program featuring an actual hiker of the Appalachian Trail.

December 2008

Sat, Dec 13
Walking and communing with nature at UNF
Enjoy this easy, family-friendly exploration of the nature trails at UNF.

Mon, Dec 8
General Meeting: A Celebration of This Year's Successes!
Come celebrate the preservation of the Pottsburg-Jullington Creek headwaters and our successful efforts gathering petitions to put Florida Hometown Democracy on the ballot. Space is limited; RSVP required.

Sat, Dec 6
Historic and Natural Tour of Cumberland Island
Enjoy a whole or half day of hiking on this beautiful wild island full of historic intrigue.

November 2008

Sat, Nov 22
Hiking Hanna Park
Learn about the beautiful hiking and biking trails at Hanna Park on this 2-hour hike.

Mon, Nov 17
"Slow Food" Gathering
Join others who champion the Slow Food movement for a fun and informative meeting, including a guest panel and various speakers.

Mon, Nov 17
Ponte Vedra general meeting: wildlife photography
Get together with friends to view wildlife photographer Jim Kern's photos taken from all over the world.

Sun, Nov 16
Hiking the Willie Browne Trail in the Roosevelt Preserve
Explore the Theodore Roosevelt Preserve, right in Jacksonville's backyard.

Sat, Nov 15
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens Grand Opening
Celebrate the grand opening! There will be live music, guided nature tours, guided bird walks, kids’ activities, and a plant sale. Other activities may also be included. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Sat, Nov 15
Learning about the Civil Rights Movement
David Nolan will guide us through the historic Freedom Trail surrounding St. Augustine. RSVP by November 8.

Mon, Nov 10
General Meeting- Container Gardening
Learn how to garden in small spaces with Mary Puckett

Sat, Nov 8
Bicycling Guana State Park
Enjoy a leisurely morning bicycling through Guana.

Sat, Nov 1
Make new friends at Sierra Club Suppers!
Get together for a potluck dinner with other environmentally-minded folks in your area.

October 2008

Mon, Oct 27
Faith, fossil fuels and our future
An evening of conversation and visions for the future.

Sat, Oct 25
Help clean up our adopted road
Help clean up our adopted highway at A1A and Heckscher - we'll have breakfast and a lot of fun!

Sat, Oct 18
History and Culture Tour of Guana State Park
Join us for a 3-hour tour with Guana Volunteer Tom Barry and learn about the history and culture from the time of aboriginal and Timicuan Indians to the Spanish and British periods.

Mon, Oct 13
General Meeting- Touring Nelson Helmuth's LEED Certified Building
Meet for this event at The Granary, 1738 Kingsley Ave. Orange Park, FL

Sat, Oct 11
7th Annual John Muir Family Walk
Enjoy a 2-3 mile guided walk with an expert naturalist at our annual outing near Yulee.

Mon, Oct 6
Exploring the natural areas of St. Johns County
Billy Zeits, Coastal Naturalist of St. Johns County, will provide an overview, with a PowerPoint presentation, of hiking and biking trails, other natural areas, and canoe launching areas of St. Johns County.

Sat, Oct 4
Be a "locavore" and visit two farms in the area
Meet your local organic farmers in their "native habitat" and learn about organic farming and ranching.

September 2008

Sat, Sep 27
Organic CSA Farm Fall Festival
Magnolia Farms Organic Fall Festival

Thu, Sep 25
New Member Welcome Party
New to the club or to our area? Come to our new member party and meet other members and our leadership to learn all about the concerns of your local Sierra Club Group.

Sun, Sep 21
Fall Equinox Sunrise Meditation and Nature Walk
Join us for a Sunday morning equinox sunrise on the beach.

Mon, Sep 15
Climate change: what we must do
Join us for our general meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach for a discussion about climate change, and what we can do about it.

Fri, Sep 12
We can solve the climate crisis
Audubon Climate Change Forum: The Problem, Two Important Solutions, and Options for Personal Actions

Mon, Sep 8
Hear about Duval County's Potential New Comprehensive Plan
Kristen Reed with Community Planning for the City of Jacksonville will discuss the tentative new Comprehensive Plan at our general meeting in Jacksonville.

Sat, Sep 6
Sneak preview of the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
This is a wonderful opportunity to get a SNEAK PREVIEW of the new Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens scheduled to open in late 2008.

August 2008

Sat, Aug 30
Exploring the beach at Guana
Join us for an educational beach walk in Guana State Park.

Tue, Aug 26
Environmental Symposium : A Sea of Change
As an aid to seeing the path to the future, the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board (EPB) and the University of North Florida are proud to present A Sea of Change.

Tue, Aug 26
Sierra Club & Beer
Encounter fellow environmental seekers and stalwarts over a mug of brew or a glass of wine or fruit juice at our monthly social gathering.

Sat, Aug 16
Enjoy an evening with friends on Atlantic Beach
Join Karen Kempf for another great evening on Atlantic Beach with a beach fire, sing-a-long, and good Sierra Club camaraderie.

Mon, Aug 11
Join us for the comedy movie Lithium Springs
Come to our general meeting-turned-movie night to enjoy the comedy adventure Lithium Springs, set in beautiful wetlands.

Mon, Aug 4
General meeting: Team Gaia
Join us to learn more about Team Gaia and see what they're doing to promote organic gardening and healthy eating in Northeast Florida schools.

July 2008

Tue, Jul 29
Sierra Club & Beer
Encounter fellow environmental seekers and stalwarts over a mug of brew or a glass of wine or fruit juice at our monthly social gathering.

Sat, Jul 26
Touring Flagler College and the Lightner Museum
Enjoy the splendors of the Gilded Age in two of Henry Flagler’s grand Spanish Renaissance hotels, known presently as the Lightner Museum and Flagler College.

Sat, Jul 19
Nature and beach walk in Guana Reserve
Naturalist Pete Johnson will treat us to an easy two-hour beach walk in the cool of the morning.

Mon, Jul 14
General Meeting- The True Cost of Food Part 2- Community Supported Agriculture
Video followed by representatives of local CSAs and The Gleaning Network

Sat, Jul 12
Hiking the Guana Preserve
Enjoy easy hiking of about 4 miles of various shaded trails in the Guana Preserve.

June 2008

Tue, Jun 24
Sierra Club & Beer
Encounter fellow environmental seekers and stalwarts over a mug of brew or a glass of wine or fruit juice at our monthly social gathering.

Sat, Jun 21
Outings leader training
Do you like to share your favorite outdoor spot with others? Consider becoming an Outings Leader!

Sat, Jun 21
Hiking the beautiful UNF Nature Preserve
Join us on a three-mile hike through the various ecological systems along the trails at the UNF Nature Area.

Sat, Jun 14
A walk down the beach at Guana
Enjoy a leisurely walk down the beach at Guana State Park.

Mon, Jun 9
Program: Community Gardens
Join us for our program in Jacksonville as we talk about community gardens, why they are good for us and how we can start one.

Sat, Jun 7
Cruisin' Mayport: A Tour with Sandra Tuttle
Sandra Tuttle, a 9th-generation Mayport resident, is offering Sierra Club members a tour of Mayport Fishing Village from past, present to future between 9 a.m. and 12 noon followed by an optional lunch.

Mon, Jun 2
General Program: Protecting Sea Turtles
Join us for our program in Ponte Vedra Beach to learn how the Guana Reserve is working to protect sea turtles in our area.

May 2008

Sat, May 31
Cruising the waters around St. Augustine
Enjoy a peaceful and scenic one hour and fifteen minute cruise aboard the Victory III in St. Augustine.

Tue, May 27
Sierra Club & Beer
Encounter fellow environmental seekers and stalwarts over a mug of brew or a glass of wine or fruit juice at our monthly social gathering.

Sat, May 17
Educational hike through Camp Milton
Learn about the historic civil war camp right outside Jacksonville while walking through sand pine and over wetlands. All trails on this outing are paved or boardwalked.

Sat, May 17
Seaside celebration - Atlantic Beach - "Almost Full May Moon"
Join us for an evening picnic, eco-talk and music around a fire on the beach, a celebration of the almost May moon, and the sun, beach and ocean.

Mon, May 12
General Meeting- Appalachian Voices to End Mountain Top Removal
Appalachian Voices folks will tell us about the Appalachian Treasures Project to end Mountain Top Removal for Coal

Sat, May 10
Hiking in Guana Reserve
A leisurely 6-mile hike along the lovely Timucuan and South Point Loop

Mon, May 5
About our water... the essence of life
Join us with geologist Dr. Vijay Satoskar at our Ponte Vedra Beach general meeting for a primer on groundwater in Northeast Florida, including how it originates and recharges, and how we can preserve the resource from adverse impacts.

April 2008

Sat, Apr 26
Moonlight hike and owl prowl
Join us for a unique night hike under an almost full moon. Learn about night vision and experience the nocturnal wildlife at Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park.

Mon, Apr 14
Jacksonville General Meeting-Going on a Carbon Diet
We will calculate our household Carbon footprint, discover ways to reduce waste, and take the pledge to lower our own greenhouse gases for Mother Earth

Mon, Apr 7
Learn how to green up your lifestyle with the Green Team Project
Join us for our general meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach and learn more about how you can life a greener life.

Sat, Apr 5
Outing Leaders Workshop/Training
Do you like to enjoy the outdoors and share your favorite haunts with other friendly folks? Be an outings leader for the Sierra Club!

Sat, Apr 5
Easy walking and communing with nature at UNF
Enjoy easy hiking trails on UNF campus.

March 2008

Fri, Mar 28 - Sat, 29
Camping in Gold Head State Park
We'll have a group camp site from which to explore the deep ravine and springs that bisect the park. Join us!

Sat, Mar 22
Bicycling in Guana State Park
Enjoy bicycling in Guana State Park.

Mon, Mar 17
FREE Environmental conservation movie night at the beach
Who Killed the Electric Car is a revealing movie that really makes you wonder... (and might make you a little angry). Join in a short discussion to follow the screening of the film.

Sat, Mar 15
Easy walking and communing with nature
Take a leisurely walk along the trails and boardwalks of the University of North Florida and view the lovely vistas that abound in this special natural area.

Mon, Mar 10
General Meeting - Animal Rescue, Barbara Tidwell
Barbara Tidwell's wildlife rescue organization is off to a great start. Hear her story of her dream to rescue wildlife that has been injured and return them back to the wild, and how it is coming to fruition.

Sat, Mar 8
Hiking Betz Tiger Point Preserve
Get acquainted with this Preserve's splendid natural landscapes right here on the northeast side of Jacksonville.

Mon, Mar 3
An overview of environmental laws in our area
Sierra Club member Warren Anderson will provide an informative overview of the environmental laws and regulations in our area at our general meeting in Ponte Vedra.

Sat, Mar 1
Help clear out invasive species
Volunteers are needed to come help clean our parks and preserves from Air Potato vine (Dioscorea bulbifera) and other non-native invasive plants that overtake our natural areas.

February 2008

Sat, Feb 23
Exploring Jacksonville’s history and ecology
Explore part of Jacksonville's Timucuan Preserve with a park ranger; enjoy pine flatwoods and views of tidal marshes.

Thu, Feb 21
New Member Welcome Party
Are you a new member, or are you thinking of joining the Sierra Club? Come to our New Member Party and find out all about our local Group!

Tue, Feb 19
FREE Environmental conservation movie night at the beach
Catch the Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. Our future depends on our responses to global warming. Join in a short discussion to follow the screening of the film.


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