Juniper Group Meetings
Program Night Info
WE'VE CHANGED OUR NIGHT, to the Third Wednesday of the Month
In response to feedback from our members and conflicts with really good programs sponsored by other organizations in Bend, we've moved our regular monthly Program Night to the Third Wednesday of the month.
|Location:||Central Oregon Environmental Center
Audubon Room (usually)
16 NW Kansas
Bend, Oregon 97701
|When:||Held on Third Wednesday of selected months during the fall, winter, and spring (see schedule below)|
|Time:||Social time from 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm.
Programs begin at 7:00 pm.
|Cost:||Free and open to the public. You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to attend.|
|Extras:||Coffee by Strictly Organic, other beverages and snacks.|
Program Night Schedule
"Tell It On The Mountain: the story of the Pacific Crest Trail" - The Film
Wednesday, February 18, film starts at 6:45
This film follows six hikers who attempt the heroic feat of doing the Pacific Crest Trail--five months, 2,663 miles, Mexican border to Canada, six of North America's seven ecozones. What is it like to face bone-dry deserts, raging rivers, snow-covered mountain passes, mosquitoes, blisters, torrential rains… and the urge to quit?
Called by nature to leave their lives behind, these determined thru-hikers set out to spend five months passing through 33 designated wilderness areas, 24 national forests, 7 national and 6 state parks. Unlike Cheryl Strayed's personal journey in WILD, this film's main character is the trail. See the epic views, the wild life, the food caches, the dangerous snowfields. Learn about Trail Angels. Experience the PCT... and the many embattled feet!
Native Bee Block Workshop
Wednesday, March 18
You know about Honey Bees and how they're in trouble, but most of us depend on the native pollinators for our flowers, gardens, and fruit pollination. And they need homes, too. We've been selling native pollinator homes now for three years so you can house a homeless pollinator. And, support our Keep Waldo Wild campaign, too.
But, someone has to build our pollinator houses, and we hope you want to help. We're planning a bee block building workshop for our March Program Night. We'll proved the blank pieces cut to size, hardware, and some of the tools (contact Gretchen Valido for what you can bring). You provide the labor. There will be about 12 workstations for three people each (extras can provide "technical advice"). We hope to build about 36 finished bee blocks, so that shouldn't bee too challenging (do the math). And, as a special bonus for your labors, you'll be able to buy a bee block for a $3 discount at the workshop.
For more information about native bee blocks and how to order them, go our Native Bee Block page.
Deschutes NF Collaborative Panel Discussion - Redux
Wednesday, April 15
Two years ago we held our first Deschutes NF Collaborative panel discussion, featuring: John Allen, Deschutes NF Supervisor; Pete Calliguri, The Nature Conservancy; Chuck Burley, Interfor Mill at Crescent; the late Tim Lillebo, Oregon Wild; and our own Dave Stowe, Sierra Club.
It's been two years since the massive Pole Creek fire, and the highly visible West Bend restoration project is about to start, so we think this is a good time to have another public discussion about what's happening in the Deschutes NF with some of the same key players that determine how we manage our forests.
Plan on joining us in April for another stimulating discussion with people who view the world very differently, but who have learned to like, respect, and work together toward a goal everyone agrees upon - a healthy Deschutes NF for all.