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Marching in the Millersville Community Parade

Lancaster Group member meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on five Wednesdays during the year in Room 111 of Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster, PA (unless otherwise noted). Members and non-members of the Sierra Club are welcome.

2014 Member Meeting Schedule

May 21, 2014
August 20, 2014
October 15, 2014



Events


Film Presentation, Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7 PM

Everyone is welcome to view, without charge, this 2010 American documentary that exposes the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise on ecosystems, the marine environment and the human body. It'll be shown in Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster.

Since its initial release, Bag It--a one-hour and fifteen-minute film--has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. It is directed by Suzan Beraza and stars Jeb Berrier, Jared Blumenfeld and Martin Bourque.

Discussion with snacks and beverages will follow the screening (please bring your own mug). For more information, email sierraclublancaster@yahoo.com. Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bag_It_%28film%29 for more details about the film.


Wildflower Hike (Make-up date due to lack of blooming flowers on April 12)

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10 AM

Everyone is invited to join us for this leisurely springtime hike at scenic Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve in southern Lancaster County.

Hikers should meet ecologist and Sierra Club - Lancaster Group outings leader Jim Meenan at the trailhead, where they will sign a waiver of liability. Participants will have the opportunity to stroll among the wide variety of wildflowers found in this popular sanctuary. Dress for the weather and bring cameras and wildflower guides if you have them.

For more details, call Meenan at (717) 475-0586 or email him at jimsmeenen@gmail.com, Directions to the hike location are available at http://www.pplweb.com/citizenship/environment/preserves/holtwood/points-of-interest.aspx.


Earth Day at Sahd Metal Recycling

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9 AM to 1 PM

The Sierra Club - Lancaster Group will be participating with a booth at this family-friendly event that showcases numerous local organizations and their green innovations. Sahd Metal Recycling is located at 1045 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia.

Be sure to stop by and say hello. Our education booth will focus on water-quality issues, a top priority of the Lancaster Group. Bagzilla and Bottlina will be on hand to demonstrate the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. We also plan to have our mystery box of good environmental practices available to those who want to learn how to explore, enjoy and protect the environment. And, there will be giveaways.

For more details, or if you'd like to volunteer, please call Jane Druce at 569-1516 or email her at janedruce@comcast.net.


Lancaster Native Plant & Wildlife Festival

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9 AM to 3 PM

This is a perfect opportunity to view a variety of environmental displays, get free information, and meet representatives from local conservation organizations, including the Sierra Club - Lancaster Group. We'll also have a display at the festival, which will be held in Manheim Township's Overlook Park, across from the Manheim Township Public Library.

The festival will include children's activities, speakers and workshops, a native plant swap, and live native wildlife. Plant experts also will be there to answer your questions and you'll also be able to purchase plants. For more details, please visit www.habitatmt.org, view the festival flyer, or contact Jane Druce, chair of the Sierra Club - Lancaster Group's Education Committee, at 569-1516 or janedruce@comcast.net.


The Great PA Cleanup at Landis Woods Park

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9 AM to Noon

Join our Group members and other Sierrans as we observe the Great PA Cleanup with the removal of garlic mustard and other invasive plants in beautiful Landis Woods Park. The park is situated just off the Lititz Pike south of Neffsville.

People who participate are asked to wear long pants and long sleeves due to the prevalence of poison ivy. We'll be removing plants that can easily be pulled or dug out with a trowel. And these reminders: Please bring garden gloves if you have them and dress for the weather.

Manheim Township Parks & Recreation volunteers also will be involved in this cleanup--with some projects located near the stream. Sierra Club participants should meet leader Steve Heim at 8:30 a.m. near the park amphitheater, where they will sign a waiver of liability. For more details, contact Heim at (717) 205-6353 or stepheneheim@gmail.com. Visit https://www.manheimtownship.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Landis-Woods-Park-10 for park information.


Sierra Club - Lancaster Group Member Meeting

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Everyone is invited to join us as we talk about plans for late spring and early summer. The meeting will be held in Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster.

As at all of our Member Meetings, input will be encouraged and welcomed from all attendees. Questions about the agenda or the Lancaster Group should be emailed to sierraclublancaster@yahoo.com.


Sierra Club - Lancaster Group Member Meeting

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM

All are welcome to attend this meeting as we firm up plans for our late summer and fall activities and seek programming ideas for the future. Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster, is where we'll meet.

If you have questions about the agenda or the Lancaster Group, please email them to sierraclublancaster@yahoo.com.


Sierra Club - Lancaster Group Member Meeting

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Members, friends and the public are cordially invited to attend this meeting, which will be held in Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster. We'll be discussing our Group's plans and activities for late fall and winter, as well as seeking proposals for new activities.

The agenda will include an update on the Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike, which will be held in mid-January 2015 (complete race information will be posted on this site by mid-2014. Questions about the Lancaster Group should be emailed to sierraclublancaster@yahoo.com.