Welcome to Sierra Sage

Sierra Sage of South Orange County is a group under the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. We have a commitment to protect the natural environment of our world and take a special interest in the natural environs which still exist in and around Orange County. We fulfill this commitment in a number of ways that include political activism, public awareness campaigns,and direct environmental action. Additionally we promote the environment by providing fun, interesting, and informative outings that encourage an appreciation of nature. One of the best ways to encourage people to take a stand in defense of nature is to expose them to its beauty and the many ways in which our lives are dependent on it. See the Sierra Sage newsletter about current conservation issues.
See the current Sierra Sage newsletter about current activities
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General Meeting Tuesday, May 26. 7:00 PM

We will discuss environmental issues and conservation issues current to Orange County Resi-dents as well as discuss the various hikes and other activities being presented in Orange Coun-ty in the near future.
PROGRAM: Wilderness First Aid : Presented by Fran Penn, Fran, an experienced Wilderness First Aid instructor, will discuss the key aspects of first aid when you are not in a position to call 911. She will answer all the questions on first aid that you have.
Norman Murray Community and Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA
Northbound on I-5, exit at La Paz, turn right onto La Paz, cross Marguerite Parkway and proceed over Oso Creek. Turn left onto Veterans Way and drive to the Murray Center Parking lot.
Southbound on I-5, exit at La Paz, turn left onto La Paz, cross Marguerite Parkway and Oso Creek. Turn left onto Veterans Way and drive to the Murray Center Parking Lot

Upcoming Outings

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May 17 from 1 - 5 PM: Annual Star Ranch BBQ

This is a fundraising event to assist both the Sierra Sage group of the Sierra Club and the Audubon's Starr Ranch Sanctuary. The ranch, on over 4,000 acres set in the foothills east of Rancho Santa Margarita, is used primarily as an educational and research facility for the Audubon Society. Activities include hiking, bird watching, listening to a live Band, great conversation, special activities, and enjoying tasty food. Often, the Starr Ranch staff are able to have a live video feed from a hawk’s or owl’s nest as the mother feeds her young chicks. Deer often wander through the picnic area during the day. Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, salads, beans, potato chips, desserts, fresh fruit and all the trimmings will be provided. A beverage bar (donations welcome) for your beverage of choice is available. Tickets are $30 per person, Family Plan includes adults at the regular price of $30 and all children 15 and under (1 or more) for a flat rate of $15. To request tickets, send check, made out to SIERRA SAGE, and a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to Starr Ranch BBQ, c/o Patty Sappingfield, 26352 Via Juanita, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. For more info or to volunteer to help, call Mike or Patty Sappingfield at 949-768-3610 or email Patty. Map and directions are provided with each ticket.