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Calendar

 

Outings Events Chapter Meetings Group Meetings

 

To list April & May outings, events or meetings, post the information in the Outings, Events or Meetings page of the Chapter BBS (see Page 2), or email to Reg Allen reginaldallen@email.msn.com, or fax to the chapter office at 303-861-2436, by March 5. Please follow the format below. Late submissions should be sent to Roger Wendell zeekzilch@juno.com for inclusion in the Outings web page.

 


Outings

All Club members and interested public are free to sign up for any outing. There is no cost, except for sharing gas expenses with the driver. We meet for car-pooling at various times and places, so call the leader for that information. Participants may be screened by the leader for appropriate equipment and experience.

 

Saturday, February 6 — Snowshoe clinic. Easy trip to Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Learn the basics of snowshoeing while visiting this scenic lake. 3miles, 600’ elevation gain. Linda Batlin, 303-494-6407 (IPG).

Sunday, February 7 — Come and explore the Mt Evans Wilderness area! Join us on a easy to moderate snowshoe hike just north of Grant on Hwy 285. Call Sue at 303-477-4285 for more information (GLS).

Sunday, February 7 — Conditioning ski tour on the Rock Creek road near Allenspark that got scrubbed in December because there wasn’t any snow. Fairly gentle grade on a wide jeep trail with about 1000’ elevation gain. Good for beginning to moderate skiers. Contact Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519 (IPG).

Saturday February 13 — Pre-Valentines Day snowshoe hike to scenic Mills Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park. 6 miles round trip, 800 feet elevation gain. Good trip for beginners. Please bring candy hearts or chocolate to share. Steve Bortz, 303-440-5459 (IPG).

Monday, February 15 — Come and see our winter’s wonders as we hike Castlewood Canon State Park! We’ll do an easy 2.5 mile hike. Trail may be slippery! Optional film sponsored by the park at the beginning of the trip. Park entrance fee shared by car-poolers. Call Sue at 303-477-4285 for more information (GLS).

Saturday, February 20, — Volunteers wanted for the Cherry Creek adopt-a-trail monthly work session. We meet at the bottom of the ramp to Cherry Creek from Colfax at 1:00 p.m. (winter hours) to walk the section from Colfax to Lawrence collecting trash. Any questions? Call Jan Oen or Don Thompson, 303.320.4895 (EMG).

Saturday, February 27 — Easy 7-mile cross country ski tour on an old railway roadbed along Indian Creek. A Gentle 2.8% grade. Enjoy spectacular mountain views near Breckenridge. Call Sue at 303-477-4285 for more information (GLS).

Saturday, March 6 — Hike Boulder, Many of our Boulder members are just stepping out of their doors to climb Mt. Sanitas or one of the Flatirons. Let’s do one of them together and let us choose which at the last minute. Call Gary at 303-449-8182 for meeting time and (GLS).

Saturday, March 6 — Moderate ski tour to the Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary and beyond in the Brainard Lake area, along the Waldrop trail. 9 miles round trip, 1000’ elevation gain. Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519 (IPG).

Saturday, March 13 — Moderate snowshoe to Sand Beach Lake in Wild Basin, Rocky Mtn. National Park, 8 miles round trip, 2000’ elevation gain. Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519 (IPG).

Sunday, March 14 — Colorado Springs, Nature Conservancy Aiken Preserve, Join GLS for an easy 4 mile loop hike through one of the Nature Conservancy’s Colorado preserves. In addition to the hike, we will be treated to a guided tour of an energy-efficient building that utilizes straw bales construction. In Colorado Springs, call Brad at 719-685-4223, in Denver call Greg at 303-861-2844. No pets (GLS).

Sunday, March 14 — Moderate snowshoe hike to Ouzel Lake in Wild Basin, Rocky Mtn. National Park. Follow Thunder Lake Trail past Ouzel Falls, ascend over moraine to reach this sylvan lake in Wild Basin. 12 miles, 1500’ elevation gain. Linda Batlin, 303-494-6407 (IPG).

Saturday, March 20 — Volunteers wanted for the Cherry Creek adopt-a-trail monthly work session. We meet at the bottom of the ramp to Cherry Creek from Colfax at 10:00 a.m. (spring-equinox hours) to walk the section from Colfax to Lawrence collecting trash. Any questions? Call Jan Oen or Don Thompson, 303-320-4895 (EMG).

Sunday March 21 — Leisurely Ski up Deer Creek Valley near Montezuma to creek crossing and views of high ridges surrounding the valley. We will have lunch on southwest facing slope and hopefully catch our share of March rays. Hope for clear skies and snow should be abundant. Easy ski and some double pole action on the return. Easy to moderate difficulty 5 miles round trip 500 ft elevation gain. Call Steve Farley 303-680-7393 for details (HPG).

Sunday March 21 — Sixth Annual Emerald Lake snowshoe hike. Easy to moderate hike to beautiful lake in high cirque in Rocky Mountain National Park. Some steep sections. 5 miles round trip, 800 feet elevation gain. Please bring cookies or other treats to share. Steve Bortz, 303-440-5459 (IPG).

Saturday, March 27 — Cross country ski trip. Destination is yet to be determined. Suggestions? Let’s make it an easy to moderate tour. Curious? Call Sue! at 303-477-4285 for more information (GLS).

Sunday, April 4 — Moderate snowshoe trip to Crater Lakes in the James Peak Roadless Area near Rollinsville. 7 miles round trip, 1800’ elevation gain. Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519 (IPG).

Sunday April 18 — Lily Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. Climb an easily accessible peak on the edge of RMNP. Should be free of snow but bring gaiters just in case. Easy hike with minimal rock scramble to reach the peak. Great views looking down into RMNP and in the shadow of Longs Peak. 3.5 miles round-trip and 1000 ft elevation gain. Call Steve Farley 303-680-7393 (HPG).

Sunday April 18 — Spring snowshoe hike to Meadow Mountain near Allenspark. Great views of Continental Divide and Longs Peak. Show off your winter conditioning. 8 miles round trip, 2800 feet elevation gain. Steve Bortz, 303-440-5459 (IPG).

 


Events

Thursday, February 4, 7 pm "The Future of Environmental Education in the Boulder Valley," University of Colorado Boulder, Campus, Old Main Theater. The University of Colorado Environmental Center. For more information please contact us at 303-492-8308, or ecology@stripe.colorado.edu

February 18, 7 pm Aurora Central Public Library, "Raptors and Prairie Ecosystems" Sigrid Uelblacker with the Birds of Prey Foundation will talk about raptors and their importance in the prairie ecosystem. BOP rehabilitates injured and orphaned raptors and works to restore them to their natural habitat. For more information contact Dianna VanderDoes at 303-699-2036.

Thursday, February 18, 9 am to 4 pm "Safe School Seminar" at the Coors Event Center at CU in Boulder. Pre-registration requested — call Sandy Niemic at 303-617-9950. This free seminar will feature Irene Wilkenfeld who will discuss the physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences of poor indoor air quality and Arthur Slater who will discuss providing healthy facilities. He will present proven techniques for safer controls for cockroaches, ants, rats, fleas and other pests that can be employed at schools, work and home., 303-617-9950.

Thursday, February 18, 7 pm "Building Sustainable Local Economies," University of Colorado Boulder, Campus, Old Main Theater. The University of Colorado Environmental Center. For more information please contact us at 303-492-8308, or ecology@stripe.colorado.edu

Saturday, February 20, 1 - 4 pm This free seminar will feature Irene Wilkenfeld who will discuss the physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences of poor indoor air quality. At the Vitamin Cottage Auditorium, 12612 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO. Sandy Niemiec 303-986-4600 ext. 52.

Thursday, March 4, 7 pm Santa Fe City Council member, will speak on "Innovative Ideas from the Greens" University of Colorado Boulder, Campus, Old Main Theater. The University of Colorado Environmental Center. For more information please contact us at 303-492-8308, or ecology@stripe.colorado.edu

March 18, 7 pm Aurora Central Public Library, Allison Peters will be introducing concepts of Deep Ecology. She has launched several groups in the Boulder area and will help the HPG to kick off our own deep ecology study group. For more information contact Dianna VanderDoes at 303-699-2036.

Thursday, March 25, 7 pm Voluntary Simplicity comes to Parker! Voluntary simplicity study circles are a project of the Lifestyle/Education Committee. An introductory evening will be held at the Parker Library for individuals interested in the discussion circles. Join Simplicity supporter Mary Romano to learn what Voluntary Simplicity is, how it can make your life more enjoyable and rewarding, and to get more information on the simplicity study circles now forming throughout the state. For details about the location, please contact Mary Romano (303) 861-8819, or email Mary at mor1@concentric.net

Thursday-Saturday, April 1-3, — Conference on Urban Sprawl: the Causes and the Cures, University Memorial Center, University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Will Toor, 303-492-8308 or toor@spot.colorado.edu

Wednesday & Thursday, April 21-22 Conference on "Finding a New Way: Campus Transportation Planning for the 21st Century", University Memorial Center, University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Will Toor, 303-492-8308 or toor@spot.colorado.edu

 


Chapter Meetings

All Sierra Club meetings are open to the public. New and old members who would like to become more active are urged to attend. It’s a good way to meet people and share concerns. Chairs: to reserve a conference room at the Club office building, call Mary Romano at 303-861-8819 (days) at least one week before your meeting.

Metro Regional Council of Groups
The Metro Regional Council of (Sierra Club) Groups, meets monthly for breakfast to provide an informal forum for inter-group communications on issues that cross group boundaries, especially those related to growth (for example, RTD, mountain backdrop, water, open space, air, GOCO). Contact Don Thompson, 303-320-4895 for agenda information and the meeting date.

Chapter Conservation and Legislative Committee
Monday, December 14 & January 11, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Suite 205B at 1410 Grant St., Denver. (NE Corner of Colfax and Grant). We discuss issues and state legislature bills of importance to the Chapter and how to respond to them. Open to all members. Please contact Conservation Committee Chair. Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519 or kmcunnin@juno.com regarding information and agenda items for the Conservation Committee meeting and Mark Pearson, Legislative Chair for agenda and information concerning the Legislative Committee, 970-259-6181, mark.pearson@sierraclub.org.

Lifestyles/Education Committee
Wednesday, March 17, 6:00 potluck, then from 6:30-8:00 pm The Lifestyles/Education Committee seeks to review our new years resolutions and our commitment to living an eco-friendly life. The next meetings will be at the home of Jan Oen at 1201 Adams Street, Denver. For details call Jan Oen at 303-320-4895.

Population Committee
The Chapter Population Committee meets for its bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 pm at the Sierra Club office, 1410 Grant, B205. Overpopulation is the root cause of most environmental problems. Join us for a discussion of current legislation, international action, and the one letter you can write to make a difference. For more information and to confirm meeting date, call Fred Elbel, 303-220-7499.

Water Quality Committee
The committee holds evening meetings monthly, at irregular times. It deals with all issues covered by the Clean Water Act: pollution, discharge regulation, planning, polluted run-off and wetlands protection. We usually meet for a potluck supper before the meeting. To be on our contact list, call Chair. Kirk Cunningham, 303-939-8519.

Inner City Outings
Wednesday, February 10 & March 10, ICO meetings are usually held in the evenings on the second Wednesday of the month, in Suite 205B at 1410 Grant St., Denver. ICO introduces disadvantaged urban young people to the out-of-doors. Meetings dates and times may vary, so call the ICO hotline at 303-512-8331to confirm.

Peak & Prairie mailing party
Thursday, January 28. Join us for fun at the mailing party! Dinner and refreshments provided. Call Angela Medbery, 303-433-2608, to confirm location and time.

Gay and Lesbian Sierrans
• Saturday, February 13 - Dessert Potluck and Nature Slideshow. Bring your favorite dessert to share and enjoy an evening at Sharon’s home socializing and watching a program of wildlife photography that she has put together called Africa to Alaska, Mother Nature at it’s finest. Call Sharon at 303-355-2386 for info and directions.

• Sunday, February 14 and Sunday, March 14 - GLS Steering Committee & National GLS Convention Planning Meeting. Bring your ideas on how to make this first conference (to be held the Summer of 2000) truly fantastic! Call Todd at 303-832-6105 for time and location or to also volunteer to help on this project.

• Sunday, March 7 at 7:00 pm - Outings Planning Meeting. E will meet at a coffee house in Denver to plan the outings and events for April, May and June. Bring your plans and descriptions of events that you would like to lead. Or if you don’t want to lead, bring your ideas!!! Call Sue at 303-477-4285.

 


Group Meetings

Enos Mills Group
(Denver)

• Tuesday, February 9 and March 9, 6:00 pm potluck, 6:30 meeting. The Ex-Com. Meets at Sierra Club Headquarters, Suite 205B at 1410 Grant St. Denver. An opportunity to meet other EMG activists and learn what the Sierra Club is doing in Denver. Call Jan Oen, 303-320-4895 to confirm time and location..

• EMG outings leaders who wish to submit an outing for the April and May P&P, please email the text to reginaldallen@email.msn.com,   by March 5.

High Plains Group
(eastern Denver suburbs)

For information on meeting dates, call Chair. Roger Wendell at 303-693-4244.

Indian Peaks Group
(Boulder Area)

• Wednesday, February 3, 7 pm. IPG Conservation Committee meeting, LAW Fund Building, 2260 Baseline Rd. (SW corner of Baseline and Broadway, in Boulder. Enter LAWF office on the second floor). The Conservation Committee discusses issues facing the Group in the non-urban areas of the County and tries to respond to them. Contact Kirk Cunningham for details and agenda items 303-939-8519.

• Thursday, February 4, 7 pm. IPG Urban Land Use Committee (ULUC)-location to be determined. The ULUC covers issues within the incorporated areas of Boulder County. Contact Committee Chair Sandy Hume, 303-499-5139 (h), or Matt Appelbaum, 303-499-8970(h), for agenda items and other information, including the meeting place.

• Thursday, February 11, 6:15 pm. IPG Executive Committee meeting, the Hoge’s home, 2300 Iris Ave. in north Boulder (look for the wooden fence and the mailbox with animal figures on the south side of Iris). Meeting starts with a potluck at 6:15, with the rest of the meeting at 7pm. Call Chair Susan LeFever for agenda items and other details, 303-443-5482.

• Wednesday, March 10, 7:30 pm IPG General Meeting (see article this issue)-Rm. 1109 in the foyer of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway in Boulder. Our speaker is Dr. Michael Glantz, a noted climate researcher from NOAA who will address the question "Who Says Human Beings Can’t Wreck Large Areas of Planet Earth?", using the Caspian Sea as a particular example. Contact Kirk Cunningham for further information, 303-939-8519.

• Wednesday, March 3, 7 pm. IPG Conservation Committee meeting—see notice for February.

• Thursday, March 4, 7 pm. IPG Urban Land Use Committee meeting—see notice for February.

• Thursday, March 11, 6:15 pm. IPG Executive Committee-meeting room of The Atrium retirement home, SE corner of Iris Ave. and 30th St. in Boulder. Potluck dinner starts at 6:15, the formal meeting at 7 pm. Contact Group Chair Susan LeFever for details and agenda items, 303-443-5482.

• Wednesday, April 7, 7 pm. IPG Conservation Committee meeting—see February notice.

• Thursday, April 8, 7 pm. IPG Urban Land Use Committee meeting—see February notice.

• Thursday, April 15, 6:15 pm. IPG Executive Committee meeting at the Hoge’s home—see February notice.

Mount Evans Group
(SW Jefferson, Northern Park, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties)

Thursday, February 11th and March 11th, 7:30 pm. at the Evergreen Recreation Center. MEG meets on the second Thursday of each month. We will be electing new officers and assigning new committee chairs at the January meeting, along with discussing the issues that group members are currently working on, including the Bierstadt Trail boardwalk, the proposed paving of Guanella Pass Road, saving the Beaver Brook Watershed parcel from development, water supplies in Jefferson County, the Aurora Conjunctive Use Plan, and the upcoming Earth Day Fair. This is a good time to resolve to do more for our planet, and a good way to start is by coming to a meeting. Please call Greg or Betsy at 303-674-7236 or Lyn at 303-838-8117 for more information.

Pikes Peak Group
(El Paso & Teller Counties)

• Tuesday, February 9 & March 9, 6:30 - 9:00 pm. At the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. All members are invited to attend and participate in our monthly Conservation Committee and Executive Committee meetings. If you are interested in local, state, or national environmental issues, this is the place to learn more and get involved with the activities which relate to them. Hope to see you there! For more information, call Chuck Hachmeister at 719-592-0963.

• Sunday, February 21, 5:00 pm. Newsletter Folding Party and Potluck Dinner. Come join us to help assemble and prepare for mailing the next issue of our Timberlines newsletter. This is a great place for new and newly-active members to get involved. It’s one of our most enjoyable social activities. For more information about the location please contact Judy Bolin at 719-592-0963.

Poudre Canyon Group
(Larimer and Weld Counties)

Monday, February 8 & March 8, 6:30 pm. Ex-Com usually meets at the Norlarco Credit Union, 700 Whaler’s Way, Fort Collins. Confirm dates with Will Walters, 970-568-9841, or email to Walters@ezlink.com

Rachel Carson Group
(eastern Jefferson County)

Thursday, February 18 & March 18. Meetings are usually held at the Arvada Municipal Hall, but call Joan Rech, 303-541-0710 to confirm location and time.

Sangre de Cristo Group
(Arkansas River & San Luis Valleys)

Tuesday, February 9 & March 9, 6:30 pm. Ex-Com meets at the Lamplighter Coffee House in Pueblo. Call Susan Finzel-Aldred, 719-947-0315, for confirmation of dates.

Uncompahgre Group
(Mesa, Delta & Gunnison Counties)

Wednesday, February 10, 6:15 pm. Ex-Com meeting and potluck supper. Meet the second Wednesday of alternate months at Shelly Weiss’ home, 2215 Driftwood Lane, Grand Junction; call Shelly for directions, 970-243-5138.

Weminuche Group
(Durango area)

Wednesdays, February 3 & March 3, 5:00 pm. Group meeting at the Carvers Bakery in Durango. Call Jim Decker for information and to confirm meeting dates, 970-259-7658.

 

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