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Welcome to the Coasters – North County Coastal Group

The Coasters are the geographic division of the San Diego Chapter for the north coastal area, Del Mar to Oceanside. We organize a variety of Sierra Club activities in coastal North County, including conservation efforts, outings, and social events.

Save the Date!  Next Quarterly Meeting July 11th

Quarterly Meeting

July 11th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at

Library  Community Room –

300 No. Coast Highway, Oceanside

Elected Official : Council Member Esther Sanchez

Panel Presentation :

Local Agriculture- Going…going…gone?!

Agriculture has been a mainstay of the San Diego economy since before we were a state.  But can it survive recent challenges like access to water?  What impact might agritourism or pot farming have on the viability of local farms? Is the continued conversion of farmland to create more housing (like the proposed New River Farms project in Oceanside) inevitable?  What, if anything, can be done to help preserve local agriculture?  Learn what our expert panelists have to say about these issues.

Eric Larson – Executive Director San Diego Farm Bureau

Dennis Martinek – Professor, farmer

Everyone welcome!

What’s New From The Coasters

The North County Coastal Group has officially relaunched.  We would like to congratulate our newly elected Executive Committee members – Mark Jenne (Secretary), Alice Hammond, Mayela Manasjan (Vice Chair) and Sally Prendergast (Chair), as well as Carl Pope who was appointed to the Executive Committee during our last monthly meeting.  Additionally, we are grateful to announce that Rob Morris will serve as Treasurer. Thank you to all who participated in this election.  There is still one spot available on the Executive Committee for a dedicated volunteer.  If you’re passionate about the environment and want to be a part of setting the direction of our North County Coastal Group please contact Sally Prendergast at Sallyp123@mac.com – we would love to meet you!

What Can You Do Now? Our Goal with this new group is to support the Sierra Club Mission to “Explore, Enjoy and Protect our Planet,” while addressing issues and providing outdoor opportunities that are important to our North County Coastal area.

Here are some immediate ways that you can get involved:

City Ambassador – We are looking for a few volunteers to become Information Ambassadors for their city – Ambassadors will help us stay up to date with important issues, developments and activities in each of the coastal cities.  This will help our group stay informed and ready to mobilize on hot button issues. Contact Mayela at mayelaphoto@gmail.com.

Conservation Group – Volunteers will help jump start a “Coasters Conservation Group.”  This group will work with the San Diego Chapter Conservation Group while bringing North County issues and priorities to the forefront. Contact Alice at aliceh.john@gmail.com.

Outings – Our San Diego Chapter offers a number of ways to enjoy our beautiful region from sponsored hikes to Basic Wilderness Training Courses.  Our Coasters group will be a galvanizing force for our area to tap into all that is currently available while exploring opportunities that are unique to our region. Contact Carl Pope at seatp3@gmail.com.

Social Media Guru – We are looking for volunteers to help us create and manage our website and FaceBook page.  Effective communication with our “Coasters Group” is the key to our success and critical during this politically charged time! Contact Sally at sallyp123@mac.com.

A Few Upcoming Meetings and Events – Look for more information as we get closer to the dates:

  • Coasters Quarterly Meeting – April 10th 7:00 to 8:30 Alga Norte Park 6565 Alicante Rd
  • Peoples Climate March – April 29th
  • Eco Fest – May 7th

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, would like more information and /or have some other ideas to help build our Group please contact Sally Prendergast @sallyp123@mac.com.