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Events and Meetings

Participating in the Native Plant &
Wildlife Festival at Overlook Park

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.

2015 Member Meeting Schedule

March 18, 2015
May 20, 2015


Sierra Club - Lancaster Group Member Meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:30 PM

With the approach of spring and its seasonal awakenings, it's time to firm up our plans for warm weather activities and discuss programming proposals for the future. Everyone is welcome to participate in this meeting, which will be followed by a segment of the film, Botany of Desire. We'll gather in Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster.

Your thoughts, concerns, or impressions about our past activities are always appreciated at Member and other meetings, as are any suggestions to explore new directions. Ensuing discussions can lead to enhanced programming for all. Parking is always available in Lancaster Country Day's parking lot.

Botany of Desire, a PBS special based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book, takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of human relationships with the plant world--seen from the plants' point of view. Narrated by Frances McDormand, the film reveals how four familiar species--the apple, the tulip, marijuana and the potato--evolved to satisfy our yearnings for sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. We plan to watch the segment on the apple during this meeting. For additional info about the movie, visit

For more meeting details, please email

Super Saturday at Franklin & Marshall College

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9 AM to Noon

Members of our Lancaster Group will be participating in this event that features workshops for gifted children. Sponsored by Lancaster County PArtners for Gifted Education, Super Saturday will be held in F&M's Stager Hall. For details, please call Jane Druce at 569-1516 or email her at

Wildflower Hike

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9 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, Directions to the hike location are available at

Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9 AM to 1 PM

We hope you can visit our engaging booth at this event, which draws a variety of environmental organizations, nurseries and community members selling native plants, and people with live animal exhibitions. Also featuring activities for kids, the festival will be held in Overlook Park, just off Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township. Call (717) 569-1516 or email for more information.

Earth Day Festival at Sahd Metal Recycling

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 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. Be sure to stop by and say hello! Sahd Metal Recycling is located at 1045 Lancaster Avenue, Columbia.

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

Sierra Club - Lancaster Group Member Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:30 PM

We'll be discussing our late spring and early summer activities during this gathering and, with your help, possibly generating some new projects. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting, which will take place in Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster. A segment of the film, Botany of Desire, will be shown following the meeting.

This is a great time of the year for getting outdoors and enjoying mother nature in full bloom. So, in the spirit of the season, bring along and share your ideas for summer and early fall programming. Parking is available in the school's parking lot. If you have questions about this meeting, please feel free to email them to