Monthly Meetings

Central Piedmont Group Meetings

Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm (unless noted in announcement)

Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28203. The program is free and open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend. Free parking is available.

Bring a friend or two; you’ll be glad you did!

To stay informed of local issues and events, you really should consider subcribing to the following free services:

Central Piedmont Sierra Club Group Website: http://charlottesierraclub.org/

  • Listserv Updates. On the right hand side of the home page look for “Email Signup for News and Events”. We use this for meeting announcements, hikes, events and other updates.
  • Website Updates. A nice feature to stay abreast of all the news is to get an email for website postings. In the right hand area of the website, look for “Email Signup for Website Updates “.
  • Facebook. Join us on Facebook at http://goo.gl/WaO5y

Let your friends and neighbors know about this free service of the Central Piedmont Sierra Club. You don’t have to be a member to participate but we would love to have you join the Sierra Club.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting 2/25/15 – The Catawba – How is it Flowing

We are pleased to have Dr. Reed Perkins, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at Queens University, present his study of the history and current state of the Catawba River. Dr. Reed Perkins has taught at Queens since 1998.

His courses include Geographic Information Systems, Physical Geography, Tropical Island Systems, and Introduction to Environmental Science. He also teaches in the CORE Program for the Liberal Arts and the John Belk International Program. As part of the latter, he developed the Micronesian Islands Environmental Study Program, in which Queen’s students and faculty work with scientists and government personnel of Yap and Kosrae (member states of the Federated States of Micronesia) to field monitor the islands’ ecosystems. He also worked to develop a local GIS capacity on both islands.

His other major teaching interest is the rapidly changing urban system of Charlotte. He and his students work with local elementary school students to study urban streams and impacts of watershed land use patterns.

Our Feb 25th meeting will also provide an opportunity for you to explore the future impact of population growth and drought on the Catawba River basin through an interactive computer simulation.

As usual, our meetings are held at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park. The address is 2435 Cumberland Ave, Charlotte, NC. Pizza is served at 6:30pm. The formal meeting begins at 7pm. We expect to finish up by 8:30pm. The meeting is free and open to all. And ample parking is available and also free.

Hope to see you there.

David Robinson, Chair Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club

Jan 28 Monthly Meeting Announcement – Backpacking 101

Jan 28 Monthly Meeting Announcement – Backpacking 101

We are pleased to have Matt Clapp introduce this 10 week introductory training course that we will be hosting this Spring. Matt is newly arrived in Charlotte from San Diego where he led their local Sierra Club’s backpacking 101 training. The course is specifically for beginners. You do not have to be a Sierra Club member to participate.

If you bought a backpack for wandering around Europe or got one as a gift and it’s still in the garage, this is your chance to get it out and learn how to use it in the wilds. Using a combination of classroom talks and practical weekend experiences, Matt will take the participants through a rigorous process to learn how to safely and comfortably enjoy going backpacking. The course is also a great refresher.

Our Jan 28th meeting will provide and introduction to and overview of this course.

As usual, our meetings are held at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park. The address is 2435 Cumberland Ave, Charlotte, NC. Pizza is served at 6:30pm. The formal meeting begins at 7pm. We expect to finish up by 8:30pm. The meeting is free and open to all. And ample parking is available and also free.

Hope to see you there.

David Robinson, Chair Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club

 

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting – 10/22/14 – Members Trip Highlights

 Please join us Wednesday October 22nd for a special presentation by us.

For this monthly meeting we will be highlighting photos and stories by our members of their most memorable trips to our National Parks. The time allotted to each individual will depend on how many members actually want to participate and show their pictures. Could be 10 minutes – could be five. But it should be quite interesting. The pictures need to be in digital format and stored on a flash drive.

If you have photos and want to participate please contact Steve Copulsky by email at scopulsky@mindspring.com or by phone at 704-458-6651.

As usual, our meeting is at the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in Freedom Park and begins at 6:30pm for pizza and socializing. The formal meeting begins at 7pm.

Parking is free, as is the evening presentation.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Sierra Club September 24 Meeting – Update on County Livability Plan

July 23rd Monthly Meeting: Outdoor Treasures of Mecklenburg County

Sierra Club June Meeting Announcement 6/25 – Outdoor Survival

May 28 – “Making Every Day a Sun Day: How We Can Solarize Charlotte”

April 23 – Monthly Meeting – Two Local Guys Kayak Around Florida

March 26 – “A Fierce Green Fire” – 50 years of grassroots and global activism

Sometimes what happens in Vegas needs to be Shared – 2/26/14

Moving NC Beyond Coal to Clean Energy – Jan 22 Monthly Meeting

Sierra Club Year in Review and Potluck Dinner – Dec 18

Give Thanks for the Earth, Dirt! that is – Nov 20

“Nuclear Power in the Carolinas – Wasting Away or a Glowing Threat?” – Oct 23 Meeting

Sept 25 Sierra Club Meeting – “For Earth’s Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower”

“Trash Talk – Garbage In, Garbage Out”: Sierra Club Meeting Aug 28

“Finding Refuge and Nourishment During Difficult Times” – July 24 Sierra Club Meeting

June 26 Monthly Meeting – Change of Location and Time for a Very Special Event

May 22 – “1 Tree, Two Trees, Old Trees, New Trees”

“Attack on NC Solar Energy – Can it Survive?”, Wed, Apr 24 Monthly Meeting

March Monthly Meeting: “A Burning Desire to be Outside, Hiking with Sharon McCarthy”, Mar 27

Monthly Meeting, Feb 27: “The Climate Crisis In NC, Our Energy Future, And What We Can Do About It!”

The Coal Hard Facts from The Queen of Coal – Dec 12th Sierra Club Meeting

Sierra Club Monthly Meeting, Oct 24: Celebrate Food Day 2012, Watch “Nourish”, Meet Candidates, and More!

Sierra Club Fall Kick-off and Cookout, Sept 26 at 6:30 PM

August 22 Sierra Club Meeting – “Bicycling, sustainability and culture change”

July 25th – “Mecklenburg County’s State of the Environment Report: Are we trending in the right direction?”