This year marks the 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act. Get ready to celebrate!
The Sierra Club’s “Face of the Wild” fundraiser celebrates its long commitment to explore, enjoy and protect our pristine Central Coast environment. The event will be held on Sunday, August 3rd, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Tolosa Winery, 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo. Space at this fabulous venue is limited to 100 people. Featured at this fundraiser will be wild animal masks, live music, artisan food and drink, and unique auction items.
The Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club has been preserving and protecting the Central Coast since 1962. Its members led the 7-year fight to establish the Santa Lucia Wilderness area, spearheaded the establishment of Montana de Oro State Park and the creation of California’s first state park advisory committee, and stopped the destructive quarrying on Morro Rock. The Sierra Club is currently campaigning for a national marine sanctuary from Cambria to Santa Barbara, recognizing the Central Coast as a marine area of special national significance.
The Central Coast Heritage Protection Act now before Congress would establish a Wilderness designation for 60,000 acres in Soda Lake, the Calientes and Temblor Range in the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and the addition of more than 20,000 acres connecting the Machesna, Santa Lucia, Silver Peak and Garcia Wilderness areas, a worthy addition to the 110 million acres of American wilderness protected under the Wilderness Act of 1964, the last remnant of wild America. Last April, the SLO County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution recognizing these “iconic” Wilderness Areas and “the profound influence of the great outdoors on our lives and our national character, which the Sierra Club recommits to preserving for coming generations.
For more information about the fundraiser and the Sierra Club, call 805-543-8717 or visit http://santalucia.sierraclub.org/.