June 2014 - River Race Tabling
Our May meeting
featured an extremely entertining and informative presentation by
Frank Nederhand, who spoke of his experiences in the mountains of
Peru, as part of the Cordillera Blanco Peru Envionmental Expedition.
This expedition collected information on pollution and other environmental
issues in Peru. Frank had a great slideshow, and brought along a
bit of his mountaineering equipment as well.
|Centennial Group had a booth at the annual River Race. We had activities for children and sign-up sheets and petitions for adults. It was a super successful event -- a thanks to all Sierrans who volunteered.
was a great success this year! We had almost 40 people and many
new faces. Thanks to everyone who came out to help!
On July 3rd,
Bob Springfield and Todd Daniel led a hike in the newly established
preserve, Paulding Forest, in Paulding County. The Silver Comet
Trail and Raccoon Creek pass through Paulding Forest. The six mile
hike included 2.5 miles of walking in the forest, one mile of wading
in Raccoon Creek and 2.5 miles of walking on the Silver Comet Trail.
Botanical specialist, Maureen Donohue, and geologist, Carina O'Bara,
provided commentary on the sights.
Johnson Ferry North Outing
On June 19th,
Maureen Donohue, Sierra Club Member and Outings Chair for the Georgia
Botanical Society, led an outing in the Johnson Ferry North Unit
of the Chattahoochee National Recreational Area. Maureen identified
and described numerous plants in this lush area containing wetlands
and riverside trails.