Plastic Ocean

Friday night, January 26, 14 members of the HPGC and guests gathered at the home of Nancy Ziehl to watch the movie A Plastic Ocean. The Conservation Committee has been highlighting waste and water issues this year, echoing concerns of the NGA, as seen in the Winter edition of the Bulletin. We enjoyed wine and nibbles beforehand, then proceeded to watch the beautifully filmed and fact-packed movie about the impact of our pervasive use of plastic on the marine ecosystems and our food chain. Afterward, we discussed members' reactions to the film, and how we could respond to this crisis. If you were unable to attend, we highly recommend you watch the film, available on Netflix. Thank you to Na

Photographer Inspires Environmental Action

January meeting speaker Robert Glenn Ketchum shown with Patricia Lombard and Judy Kirshner. The January meeting welcomed photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum whose stunning landscape photography over 45 years has focused on critical environmental issues and promoted environmental justice. Ketchum shared tales of tromping through remote environments shooting in the Tongass Rain Forest in Alaska, the Hudson River, industrial forestry in Canada and the U.S., and the Wood-Tickchik State Park in Alaska, among others. UPDATE: Sunday Jan 28, 2018 it was reported that the EPA is withdrawing its plan to suspend environmental protections for mining in the area of Bristol Bay where the large scale gold a

Native Gardens Boost Ecosystem with Low Water

With color year-round and habitat for many bird and butterfly species, this water-conserving Moreno Valley home garden shows how to create contour and visual interest with a flat lot. Wildflowers and deciduous species complement the predominantly evergreen native plant palette. Now established, needing a deep watering only every three-to-four weeks, this garden can take the heat! Use its plant palette for ideas for your inland garden, and check out for California native plants by zip code. (Sponsored by Western Municipal Water District.) Watch this short 3 minute video from our friend Lisa Novick to get some ideas for ideas on the lovely leaf patterns, colorful blossoms and

Last Chance to Nominate

February 1st is the final deadline to get your nominations in for new members. Please visit our Members webpage to get the details and fill out the forms.

Holiday Party

Ruthie Sommers opened her splendid home for an HPGC holiday party in December for club members to mingle and schmooze, to toast and trade stories. Thanks to Ruthie for hosting the event and providing many of the drinks and nibbles. "It was raining outside but all smiles and holiday sweaters were in attendance," Sommers noted. Don't miss our January meeting! RSVP and get details on Members page.


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