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Meetings: Foothills Group membership meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (except July) at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, Pendleton Road (Bus. Hwy. 28, off Hwy.76), Clemson. Meetings start at 7:00PM and non-members are always welcomed. Join us for interesting presentations and fellowship with other Sierra Club members.
Mission: "To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives."

The Narrows - Chattooga River

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Web-Site Updated 10/1/2012

Upcoming Outings:

We will paddle for about 5 hours, round trip, up to Wright Creek Falls. Bring your own kayak or canoe, life jackets lunch and water. You should have some experience on the water for this outing. Call Senior hike leader Mark Williams for meeting place and additional info. at 864-882-6511.

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To receive a monthly email notification of Footprints, Email John Witmer witmer@nctv.com

Upcoming Events: Clemson Unitarian Fellowship  Hwy. 28 Bus. (Pendleton Rd.) 7:00 PM  - first Tuesdays. All are welcomed.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:00PM- “35 YEARS OF GARDENING WITHOUT CHEMICALS” By Dr. David Bradshaw

Dr. David Bradshaw, Clemson U. Department of Horticulture Professor Emeritus, is a storyteller, researcher, and avid gardener. His chemical-free vegetable garden has been featured in Southern Living Magazine and he's a frequent guest on the popular “Making it Grow” radio program.  He has been collecting heirloom varieties for many years, and his collection was featured in the display garden area of The South Carolina Botanical Gardens.  Learn his organic gardening secrets and increase your own vegetable, flower, and herb production -free of the toxins and "ground drugs!"  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012: 7:00 PM- “Relicensing the Keowee Dam at Oconee Nuclear Station: An Inquiry Into Potential Trouble in Paradise”     

State Chapter Chair Susan Corbett is an informed observer of the nuclear industry in S.C. and nationally. She’ll join us to talk about the upcoming process of assessing the integrity of the dam for federal relicensing purposes and issues that may need to be addressed. Of course, the Keowee dam and lake are a vital part of the nuclear complex which has been included in the “top ten U.S. nuclear plants vulnerable to seismic disruption.” Join other members and friends for an informative review. NOTE THAT OUR NOV. MEETING IS 7 PM ON TUES. NOV. 13 – “BUMPED” ONE WEEK TO AVOID ELECTION DAY!