The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter

Sunrise at Yosemite © Dennis Sheridan




Sierra Club Yodeler
ISSN 8750-5681
Published bi-monthly by the
San Francisco Bay Chapter
Sierra Club

July-August-September 2009
Vol. 72 No. 4

Feature Story:
Advancing environmental justice in the Bay Area

In the Bay Area, across the country, and throughout the world, low-income and minority communities tend to have worse environments.

...more articles here


Special Feature: State of the Chapter

Chapter Chair Norman LaForce
How is the Bay Chapter faring in the midst of the greatest economic crash since the Great Depression?

Priority Campaign Update: Keep powerlines out of our parks!

The Transmission Authority of Northern California (TANC) has proposed a system of new high-power, large-tower transmission lines stretching from Santa Clara to northern Lassen County.

Conservation News:

Don't flood Middle Bar and Electra Run
Plan would coordinate east Alameda County conservation
Alameda initiative delayed to next year
No fees for Strybing Arboretum
San Francisco open-space updates
Presidio updates
more conservation news..

Bob Epstein at Lake Margaret

Commentary: The Bay Chapter's Strength and Sustainability Society

This month's commentary by Bob Epstein. Bob is active as a volunteer working for environmental causes.


Robert Hartman with some of the Oakland Museum's collection. Photo by Lydia Gans

Volunteer of the Month: Russ Hartman pays attention to details, especially details of leading good hikes

As a hike leader, Russ "has led a stunning number of hikes of all varieties."


© 2009 San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler