The topic is particularly fitting as the chapter looks forward to the next 80 years.
The afternoon program begins at 4 p.m. at the Garden House at Shoup Park in Los Altos with a silent auction, followed by a cocktail-hour buffet, live music. Master of ceremonies will be State
Senator Jerry Hill.
Tickets to the event are sold out, but those interested can be placed on a waiting list. Details are here.
In 1913, the Loma Prieta Chapter was
founded by a dedicated group of hikers gathered at Hidden Villa in Los Altos
Hills. Sixty charter members established what would become one of the largest
Sierra Club chapters, with over 16,000 members
The local chapter was instrumental in: preserving creek setbacks in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties from encroaching development; in supporting the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration efforts; and the adoption of plastic bag and polystyrene ordinances in dozens of cities.
Other efforts over the past 80 years include: the passage of the Coastal Act; defeat of the
environmentally destructive Devil’s Slide bypass resulting in the recently
opened Tom Lantos Tunnels; in the adoption of legislation that requires
disclosure of information about the cumulative impacts for past logging in
California’s forests; in a settlement with
Lehigh Cement resulting in an agreement that will lead to restoration for
steelhead in Permanente Creek; in the adoption of a strong Santa Clara Valley
Habitat Conservation Plan, in fighting to save the bucolic Panoche Valley from a
poorly sited solar farm that would impact several endangered