The Robert Lunz Group
Representing Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties in South Carolina
Events and Outings
PLEASE NOTE : Our participant donation for outings has been $2 for many years. Beginning in January, the suggested donation amounts are as follows: Day hike $5; Overnight trip $10; Students $3. These funds go to the Lunz Group (not the outings leader) to help with club expenses.This is a voluntary donation, not a fee, and goes toward supporting group activities and expenses.
We are trying to get a handle on our organizational activities CO2 footprint. Help us out by recording your driving mileage to and from a Sierra Club outing.
In order to participate in a Sierra Club outing, you will need to sign a liability waiver. Read the liability waiver prior to the outing at http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/ or call 415-977-5630. The waiver is also available on the day of the outing.
In the interest of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.
Justin Jay: The Drill Project
MUSC Baruch Auditorium 284 Calhoun Street
Threatened with extinction due to the illegal bushmeat trade of West Africa, the endangered Bioko Island Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) is one of Africa’s highest conservation priorities. Due to their rarity and elusive nature, very little scientific research has ever been conducted on wild drills thus contributing to a lack of efficacy in conserving the species.
After spending months observing these animals in the old growth rain forests of Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Island, conservation biologist Justin Jay has now set about to raise awareness for this incredible species. “The Drill Project” is a conservation initiative aimed at conducting scientific research and providing educational resources to address the cultural, political and economic implications of the illegal bushmeat trade. Through conservation outreach focused on the use of film and mass media, the project works to increase the awareness of these endangered animals and its fragile ecosystems.
By exhibiting drill monkeys in their natural setting within the context of Equatoguinean culture, the project uses an empathetic and educational message to instill a sense of urgent responsibility to the native population.
In this presentation we will explore the history and dangers of the illegal bushmeat trade and how it has decimated one of West Africa’s most obscure species of primates. The talk will also include clips from his conservation film project being aired in Equatorial Guinea with commentary from its creator. For more information please visit www.thedrillproject.org
"El Proyecto Drill" tráiler from Drill Films on Vimeo.
Sierra Club mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the Planet.
http://www.southcarolina.sierraclub.org/lunz/ South Carolina Environmental Law Project
(Baruch Auditorium on MUSC campus at 284 Calhoun St
In case you missed last April's Ports program, here is a link to the full presentation. The link has audio and the slides
In case you missed last February's program, here is a link to the full presentation. The link has audio and the slides
Georgia Sierra Club Outings List
Entire SE Region of US Events/Outings
Why crank out those endless boring miles on the stationary bike at the fitness center when you could be out in the fresh air and sunshine on a real bicycle? Rides include the Francis Marion National Forest, various wildlife refuges, the Kiawah beach, the pastoral countryside of Meggett, etc. Lengths vary from 14 to 24 miles, and are flexible enough to allow for different speeds and abilities. Lunch after. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503.
Sauturday May 4 Drive to and Hike around the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. This outing will begin with a leisurely drive down to near Savannah, followed by several short hikes to appreciate the wetlands of the refuge. An advancing wedge of saltwater cold render the refuge’s freshwater wetlands at some risk if plans to deepen the Savannah river ship channel are realized.. We will be looking for exotic birds notably purple gallinule and swallow-tailed kites. Bring a lunch, water sunscreen and insect repellant. Binoculars and spotting scopes are welcome. We will meet at the Citadel Mall parking lot near Sears at 8:30 AM. We will get back to Charleston no earlier than 6pm. Call Starr Hazard 843-881-8902 http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=33961
Register on line here : http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=33986
Aug 10 : Canoe/kayak trip on Black River. A ten mile paddle with a few stops for swimming on one of the prettiest blackwater rivers in South Carolina. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503. Please call Bill for the complete details.
Register on line here : http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=32350
July 5 – 7: Three day canoe/kayak camping trip on a lowcountry blackwater river. Depending on water levels, we may paddle the Little Pee Dee, the upper Waccamaw, the Lumber, or the Ogeechee River in Georgia. A leisurely pace with lots of swimming, camping, and camaraderie on gleaming white sandbars. There’s no better way to spend your Fourth of July weekend. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503. Please call Bill for the complete details.
Register on line here : http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=32352
July 20 (rain date August 17): Evening (almost) full moon paddle on Rantowles Creek. Upper Rantowles is a quiet, remote mini-wilderness just 20 minutes south of Charleston. We’ll do a 4 or 5 mile loop trip through the marshes and maritime forest hummocks as the sun sets and the moon rises. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503 Please call Bill for the complete details.
Register on line here : http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=32353
Dance to live bands and with wonderful people. Admission $8 for all dancers. Fees go to Charleston Folk to pay the bands and rent the hall. For all you new to Contra Dancing here are a couple of links to info about what Contra Dancing is and a bit about its history.
Call Starr Hazard 881-8902 or e-mail hazardes@bellsouth. net or see (the link below is correct;copy/ paste into your browser).
Updated by ESH April 1, 2013 2035 EST