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.
(Baruch Auditorium on MUSC campus at 284 Calhoun St
Rick DeVoe, Executive Director, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
South Carolina is blessed with a wealth of coastal and ocean resources, which serve as the foundation for the state’s economic vitality, environmental quality, and social well-being. DeVoe will discuss the nature of these resources and what they mean to the state, along with challenges we face with population growth, land use change, environmental concerns, threats from weather and climate, and impending uses of our coastal ocean resources. The presentation will also address offshore energy, in light of the recent conversations about wind, oil and natural gas development, and the role of marine planning at the state level. http://www.scseagrant.org/
The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is a state agency that, through a program of research, education, extension, and training, enhances economic opportunities and conservation of coastal and marine resources for South Carolina citizens.
Sierra Club mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the Planet.
http://www.southcarolina.sierraclub.org/lunz/ South Carolina Environmental Law Project
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 fitne 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.
February 15: Day Hike Santee Coastal Reserve
Santee Coastal Reserve is a "Significant Bird Area", a wildlife management area and an all around fabulous place to visit. Our hike will approach 10 miles at a leisurely pace but you do need to be prepared to walk that far carrying water, lunch, binoculars,sunscreen and insect repellant. We can expect to see lots of ducks, eagles, wild hogs, alligators and inspiring beauty. There is some chance the plan will expand somewhat but be aware that if we stay until just after sunset we can improve our chances of seeing red cockaded woodpeckers. Contact Starr HAazard email@example.com for complete details. Register On-line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=51776
February 22: Day hike at the Combahee Unit of the Ernest F. Hollings Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
Little known section of the Ace Basin Refuge bordering the Combahee River, featuring rice fields, river views, and hardwood forest. Call Starr Hazard 881-8902.
Register On-line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47534
March 1: Swamp Fox Passage; Palmetto Trail Hwy 17 to Halfway Creek
March 1 Saturday. A warm up treat before the Oyster Roast at Bowen's Island the next day. This is about a 6 mile hike from Hwy 17 Trailhead to Halfway Creek Campground. This short hike covers a surprising variety of habitat types from cerek bottom to longleaf pine forest. Plan to bring a lunch, water and enthusiasm.Contact Starr Hazard firstname.lastname@example.org
Reguster On-line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=51778
Our trip will cover 32 miles of the Moultrie Passage of the Palmetto Trail. http://www.sctrails.net/trails/MAPS/LakeMoultrie%20map.html 32 miles is a long ride for early in the season so you will have to prepare yourself and your bike for this trip. Ride early and often! The trip has one steep bridge, some urban sections, some single track sections, potential mud, standing water, LOTS of ‘gators and myriads of spring flowers. You have to wear a helmet for this Sierra Club trip. It’s a good idea to bring a spare inner tube and probably some inner tube patch materials. I will have some tools for minor repairs and one tire pump. Bring lunch, water, and a light bookpack to carry stuff. Bring rain jacket, sunscreen and insect repellent. You will need a bicycle with fat tires, helmet, spare inner tube. AND transport to and from one of the rendezvous points. We'll meet at 8:30AM at the Wando Crossing WalMart in Mt Pleasant; or at Hwy 52 Canal Recreation area at 10:00am. We'll be riding from around 10-4pm approximately and the distance is about 32 miles. Our route will be from North to south (mile 1 to mile 24) on the map above. We ride 30+ miles because we detour to Sandy Beach area for lunch by the water. Contact Starr Hazard email@example.com Register On-line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=51782
Mar. 22: Bicycling Bear Island.
16 to 20 mile bicycle tour of the expansive, open sky country of this Ace Basin wildlife area. There are no greater concentrations of birds and alligators anywhere in the state. This is a two part trip, so people not inclined to ride 20 miles can easily cut it short. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503.
Register Online here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47536
From year to year, this is consistently our most widely acclaimed and requested paddle trip. Unique in the state, this cypress / tupelo swamp at the headwaters of Lake Marion will just be greening up for spring. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503.
Register Online here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47537
April 26: Canoe/kayak trip – the Santee River and its tributaries.
We’ll start on narrow, intimate Echaw Creek in the Francis Marion Forest and paddle two miles out to the Santee, where we’ll stop at a Confederate earthworks on a bend in the river. From there, it’s down the river a few miles to Chicken Creek, finally finishing up on Wambaw Creek, a Federally designated wilderness area. This area is as remote from civilization as it’s possible to get in the Lowcountry. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503.
Register on line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47538
The lower five miles of the Little Pee Dee is one of the most beautiful and unique sections of river in SC. The river divides and braids through a deep cypress swamp, coursing through several parallel channels. We will paddle up river for a mile or so and then cut into a narrow swamp passage, ultimately ending up where we started at Punchbowl Landing. Some upstream paddling and tight maneuvering; not for beginning paddlers or those with poor stamina. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503.
Reguster Online here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47542
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.
A Contra Dance Primer.
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 January 28, 2014 1530 EST