Kanza Group & Thomas Hart Benton Group to present WILD Alaska program at a special meeting.

Sierra Club Alaska Task Force staffer Vicky Hoover will present a program on Wild Alaska for a joint meeting of the Kanza (KS) and Thomas Heart Benton (MO) groups of the Sierra Club on Tuesday, February 3, 2009.  Alaska’s vast and magnificent public lands have been a Sierra Club priority since 1967, and Vicky’s pictures, many historic from Sierra club advocacy campaigns, will help show why.  The presentation starts with a very brief historical review of Sierra Club involvement in Alaska, and then gives a photographic overview of the state’s prominent wild places.

We’ll follow several trips in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge, including 1970s exploration trips by Sierra Club iconic leader Ed Wayburn.  Vicky has worked for 22 years on behalf of the Sierra Club to protect and preserve Alaska’s wild places.  At the same time she volunteers for wilderness as chair of the Sierra Club’s California/Nevada Wilderness Committee and as a member of the national Utah Wilderness Task Force.  As an outings leader, she leads wilderness advocacy and service trips in California, Nevada, and Utah, and has co-led trips in Alaska, where she has travelled numerous times.

This is a combined general meeting of the two Sierra Club groups in the Kansas City area.  Date: Tuesday, February 3, Place: DiscoveryCenter, 4750 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri.  Please watch for future announcements.  Questions may be directed to Steve Baru, 913-814-0583 or stevebaru@aol.com.

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