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
Shelley Dearhart, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator
Future Tools in Conseravtion; Localvores unite!
Shelley Dearhart SCAquarium presents Sustainable Seafood : Fish for the future
Sustainable Seafood: Fish for the future, offers an overview of some complex issues our oceans are currently facing, overfishing and sustainable practices. The discussion will focus on the fishing industry, management put into place working towards more sustainable practices, and the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Learn about what fish are good choices and what questions you should be asking to do your part! Working together, we can make the right choices to create and maintain a balance between our needs as consumers and the health and long term viability of individual marine species.
Shelley Dearhart, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator, South Carolina Aquarium, is a Charleston area native, and has been part of the South Carolina Aquarium’s education team for over 7 years. After graduating from Clemson University in 2003, she began pursuing her love of all things ocean. Shelley researched whales in New England, studied bottlenose dolphin behavior in the gulf and found a love of conservation and education while working at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. She has also worked for Potter Park Zoo in East Lansing, Michigan to help create and lead a unique high school course teaching students about running a zoo or aquarium.
Shelley is currently working to complete her Master’s thesis in the Environmental Studies Program at the College of Charleston and expects to graduate in the spring of 2014. Shelley moved into the role of the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Coordinator this past summer and is enjoying this new challenge trying to make a difference in ocean conservation.
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.
Our annual wilderness overnight kayak trip to the Edge of America in the ACE Basin. We'll camp on Otter Island under a waxing crescent moon. We'll beach comb and walk the dunes and swails of this pristine location. Weather, distance and water temps make this a challenging trip; intermediate kayker experience plus 14 foot and up foot kayaks only; spray skirts required. Contact Starr Hazard 843-881-8902 to get the full details
Register On line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47528
I want to wake up by the Intracoastal Water Way in the early morning. I have a campsite reserved for two cars and up to six people. The idea is to drive up and car camp. Hike in the afternoon and again in the morning. You can join us for the afternoon hike on the 14th or the morning hike on the 15th. You will tent and sleeping bag suitable for the overnignt temperatures plus food and wherewithal for supper and breakfast. We will walk sections of the Awendaw Passage of the Palmetto Trail. Optionally, we might kayak some on the Intracoastal Waterway depending on participants interest. Contact Starr Hazard 843-881-8902 to get the full details
Register On line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47530
Annual Holiday Party Triangle Char and Bar 828 Savannah Hwy
7 or 8 mile walk at a leisurely pace at this refuge near Hilton Head. The site includes maritime forest, expansive marsh views, wildlife ponds, and a small secluded beach on the north end. We’ll stop at the ruins of eighteenth century Old Sheldon Church on the drive down. Call Bill Turner at 571-3503.
Register online here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47594
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 Bill Turner at 571-3503.
Register On-line here: http://tioga.sierraclub.org/oars-activity/pages/activity.jsf?activity=47534
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 November 24, 2013 1200 EST