Get Involved or Volunteer
Looking for a way you can help the Sierra Club and protect our environment?
We welcome you to join us in the many environmental activities the Santa Barbara Sierra Club Group is involved in. Everything we do depends upon volunteers.
Do you want to get more involved in some of Santa Barbara's environmental causes? The Santa Barbara Group can use your help in a number of areas. Attend public meetings or hearings, write letters, make phone calls, or whatever best suits your style and availability. We can match you up with an important local cause.
Whether it be the almost daily oil spills, continued coastal and open space development, trail use conflicts, or developing transportation alternatives; Santa Barbara has lots of opportunities for you to get involved in protecting our environment.
Have an interest in the Mesa? The last big open space in the Mesa area is undergoing an in-depth biological survey by the County. This will serve as the basis for further action on proposals for additional housing and/or preservation as open space by some mechanism yet unidentified. A volunteer is needed to track this issue.
If you like to talk on the phone or get exercise walking, we can use your help. Sierra Club will be busy with the various 2008 political campaigns supporting our endorsed candidates. Wed like to establish a list of volunteers who can be called on to assist as the need arises. No prior experience is required just enthusiasm!
Do you have experience and enjoy public outreach, publicity and public relations? Do you want to help the environment? If so, the Santa Barbara Group of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest grassroots environmental organization, wants YOU to join our Public Relations Committee!
Do you have web publishing experience and would like to see some of your creative efforts applied to a great cause? This web site needs assitance with making sure accurate information is added in a timely manner. The web site and management tools are already in place, but we need someone to devote a few hours a week to help keep it up to date.
For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact, Stephen Dougherty firstname.lastname@example.org
Snowy Plover Docents at UCSB's Coal Oil Point Reserve
Snowy Plovers (see image above) are a threatened species, mainly due to loss of its preferred breeding habitat, the beach. UCSB's Coal Oil Point Reserve, with its sandy beach, sand dunes, and adjacent estuary mouth is one of a few choice west coast locations where the snowy plovers can breed and thrive. The Reserve is looking for volunteers to protect the plovers. Volunteers are required to commit two hours per week and complete the training, which does not take very long. If you are interested in becoming involved, but the "docent" work is not for you, there are many other ways to help. There is constant need for community outreach, office assistance, programming, design, and art, and other opportunities. More info can be found at http://coaloilpoint.ucnrs.org/SnowyPloverProgram.html or http://www.snowyplovers.blogspot.com/.
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