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Sierra Club Activities in West Contra Costa County
August 14, 2002

2 events

a hike August 17th and

a general meeting August 28th


West Contra Costa County Sierra Club Group and Sierra Singles

Hike and picnic in Wildcat Canyon

Invasive/Native Plant Walk, Saturday August 17th, B 1A

Come learn about the invasive European grasses, thistles and other weeds displacing our native vegetation on a slow and easy 3mile hike through this northern extension of Tilden Park.  Bring: water, an interest in nature, and a pot-luck lunch for the optional picnic.  Leader: Joe Balciunas 510 234-3785. cape_ivy@yahoo.com

Meet: 10 am at Alvarado Staging Area of Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.  We will shuttle to the trailhead from here.  Return: 1;m, then (optional) join the West Contra Costa County Group's annual picnic.  Directions: go north on I-80, through Berkeley.   In Richmond, take the McBryde Ave exit (just after the San Pablo Ave exit).  Go right (east) 0.5 mi on McBryde, then bear left on Park Ave, after 100 yards, turn left into the Alvarado parking lot.  Co-listed with Sierra Singles.

Also in August is the West Contra Costa County Group bimonthly General Meeting, Please join us,

Wednesday, August 28th, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.

Northminster Presbyterian Church, Makamie Hall

545 Ashbury Street, El Cerrito

Discussion of the following current environmental issues in West Contra Costa County. 

  • What is the status of development in Herculesí Franklin Canyon?
  • What about the proposal for development above the Clark Road trailhead in El Sobrante?
  • What is happening with the East Bay State Park and the Bay Trail?
  • What is the status of housing in our citiesí General Planning processes? What is the outlook for affordable housing?
  • How are Richmond and the County doing on their industrial safety planning?
  • How is transportation changing? How will it affect us and how can we affect it?
  • What is the Sierra Club doing? What alliances is it forming? How can you participate?

At this meeting, members familiar with these issues will give us background on what the Sierra Club is doing in these areas, how we are linking with other concerned activists, and we would welcome your participation.  Please join us.  Bring your questions and answers to add to our discussion.  Contact West Contra Costa County Group Chair, Rita Minjares (510) 528-2913 for more information.