Sierra Club to Host Anniversary Potluck April 21st

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Earth Day this year holds very special meaning for Southern California’s Sierra Club, which is celebrating its centennial this year. It’s even more special for the 2,200 members of the Long Beach area group, which is 60 years old.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Angeles Chapter, and to recognize the local group’s 60th birthday, there will be a potluck party on April 21st atop Signal Hill. (Earth Day is April 22nd, but the local event is being held the evening before.)

Everyone – member or not – is invited to participate. Meet at Hilltop Park (Panorama Drive and Dawson Ave.) at 8 p.m. with a snack or beverage to share. For the heartier, join the regular, weekly conditioning group at Redondo Ave. and Industry Drive at 7pm and hike to the park.

April 21 holds special meaning for Sierrans and all Californians. On that day in 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland, a small village outside Edinburgh, John Muir was born. Co-founder of the Sierra Club, Muir is one of the patron saints of the American environmental movement. We have Muir to thank for the preservation of Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park, and other wilderness areas. His visage is on the California commemorative quarter.

The Long Beach Group is part of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The group has more than 2,600 members and serves Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill and Seal Beach.

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