Take Action focuses on environmental issues and events of
local interest in an on-going effort to educate the public and
encourage participation in safeguarding the environment.
The Redwood Chapter is focusing its efforts on such areas
of interest this year as:
Sierra Club (Loma Prieta, San Francisco Bay and Redwood Chapters)
have initiated a campaign to encourage municipalities with
excessive permit fees and application processing delays to
implement changes that will facilitate the installation of
solar power. The Sierra Club has formally contacted dozens
of city officials about this and is encouraging them to review
solar permit fees.
Sierra Club joins the
California Wild Heritage Campaign coalition's goal
of permanently protecting California's last wild lands and
flows in Northern California rivers and the lack of enforcement
of illegal water diversions by the SWRCB are the Water Committee's
to save forests like Haupt and Jackson and the reforming of
the State Board of Forestry.
Conversions to Vineyards:
and corporate interests are targeting coastal redwood forestlands
in Northern California for clear cutting to make way for extensive
new vineyard projects. Once these redwood forests are destroyed,
they will be lost forever. Conservation groups including the
Sierra Club and Friends of the Gualala River are working to
protect existing forestland for the benefit of future generations.
The Sierra Club's Sonoma
Group also continues to focus on adoption of forestland
protection amendments to Sonoma County's General Plan. These
much needed amendments would serve as models for general plan
updates in the surrounding counties.
Courtesy of National Park Service
of Redwood Chapter members at the Sierra
Club Summit, the Sierra Club's National Convention &
Expo, September 8-11, 2005, The Moscone Center, San Francisco