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All General Meetings are open to everyone whether you are a Sierra Club member or not. Meetings are held at the Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, in the Fireside Room, across from UOP Tower. (Please see the map at the bottom of the page.) Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. We start at 7:00 pm (except the October meeting which starts at 7:30 pm this year as it is hosted by Audubon). For information about Executive Committee Meetings please click on our Calendar link located above.
General Meeting Monday, August 25, at 7:00 pm - Diary of a Steelhead Trout: From River to Sea and Back Again own Back Yard.
Prior to September's Coastal Cleanup event, Dr. Stacey Sherman will discuss the connectivity of our rivers to the ocean. It's not just the coast that needs some help! We'll focus on a fish that makes the epic round-trip journey between freshwater and the ocean and consider how people have made that trip even more difficult. Stacy Sherman has a Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami, but has been converted to the study of freshwater fishes in her seven years in Stockton. She is the coordinator for the Friends of the Lower Calaveras River.

We will also take signups for Coastal CleanUp along the Calaveras River on September 22, 2014.
General Meeting Monday, September 22 at 7:00 pm - "It's Just a Bunch of Rocks and Dirt".
. . .And so much more! The wonder that can be found being able to look and see and understand all that is Death Valley will be the focus this evening. Jim Murch's presentation centers around photography of Death Valley and an understanding of the processes that are on going in the valley. Especially featured in the photography are the light, the sunrise, the sunset and the nights. Jim Murch is retired; he and his wife have been married for 35 years; and his hobbies are wood working, photography, and traveling.
General Meeting Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 pm - "Doc Nancy" speaks on Giant Sequoias, A Natural and Historic Legacy.
It's that time of year for our Joint Audubon-Sierra Club Meeting. We will hear about the Giant Sequoias of the Sierra Nevada, the largest living things on earth. Their natural history is fascinating and we will look at the unique qualities that allow them to successfully reproduce and live to grow so large. Join us for a look at these enduring giants, including the most recent research. Sierra Club Members and Guests: please note the change in date and time. Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham, Ph.D. (her students and you can just call her Doc Nancy) is an Adjunct Professor of Biology, Northern Arizona University, Visiting Lecturer, University of Virginia, and Semester At Sea, where she has taught biology around the world. She is also a U.S. National Park Ranger, Retired, and lives in Arnold, California.

Her books, Park Ranger: True Stories From A Ranger's Career In America's National Parks and Park Ranger Sequel, have received enthusiastic and excellent reviews from both park personnel and general readers. Her children's book, Out of Thin Air: A Story of Big Trees, is available as an e-book at Her most recent book, The Enduring Giants, a coauthored book of giant sequoia biology and history, will be available for sale for $20. All profits for this latest book go to the Calaveras Big Trees Association, which provides educational programs for the State Park.

To prepare for and complement October's Giant Sequoia program you may also want to order the second edition of The Giant Sequoia of Sequoia and Kings Canyon by our very own Steve Stocking. Steve is a member of both Audubon and Sierra Club. Just click on this link: Get Steve's Book. All proceeds benefit the Sequoia Natural History Association.
18th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival, November 7-9.
Please check back to this page for more details.
General Meeting Monday, November 24 at 7:00 pm - Transportation in San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District, known simply as RTD, is a transit district that provides bus service to the city of Stockton and the surrounding communities of Lodi, Ripon, Thornton, French Camp, Lathrop, Manteca, and Tracy. Nate Knodt from RTD will speak on the historical transportation in our area and/or our current transportation issues and plans. (Please check back to this page for more details.)
Environmental Holiday Monday, December 15 at (Exact Time Pending) pm.
Margo Praus is working with other Sierra Club members for a very surprising event. It will start around 6 pm, but please check back to this page for more information. Sierra Club Members and Guests: please note the change in date and time.
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