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Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet



The Buena Vista Group holds monthly meetings in Bakersfield.

For more information, contact Dinah Campbell, Membership Chair. 

This group serves the Southern San Joaquin Valley, Kern Valley, and Tehachapi areas. Centered in Bakersfield we are committed to providing quality education, outings, and conservation within our service area.


Sierra Club members and the public are invited to our first Saturday of the month Breakfast Programs.

Read the Roadrunner for current program and location.

Environmental issues facing us are daunting. They are complex and difficult to comprehend. The Buena Vista Group of Sierra Club presents monthly programs on environmental issues facing our community.   Join with like-minded citizens to learn from experts about their field of study or interest.  These programs are a benefit of your membership and enhance the Sierra Club motto – Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet.   

Meeting Notices—If you would like to receive Buena Vista Group meeting and activity notices by email, please contact - Buena Vista Group with Add me to the email list in the subject line. You can opt out of the email notices at any time. We try to limit this to once-a-month emails.

Battery Recycling at BVG Meetings – We're not supposed to toss batteries in the garbage anymore. Bring us your household batteries, and we will take them to the Kern County Hazardous Waste disposal facility.

Keeping Active

Buena Vista Group members Isabel Stierle and Dinah Campbell hand out information and answer questions about Sierra Club and Kern County environmental issues at the annual Bakersfield College Garden Fest.


Get Outdoors


sunset in the gray pine woodland near the bluffs of Bakersfield

Every Tuesday Evening Conditioning Hike. 4-5 miles in northeast Bakersfield area. Meet at 7 p.m. at the Chevron station at the corner of Hwys 178 and 184. Call Leaders: Gordon Nipp (661) 872-2432 or Larry Wailes (661) 861-1186 for details.

Read the Roadrunner for the latest hiking schedule!

See other hiking opportunities at our Meetup site.

Other Local Groups' Activities

One weekend a month Wind Wolves Preserve has a workday followed by a fantastic barbecue and a night of sleeping under the stars. To find out about their schedule and to RSVP call, 661-858-1115. (Condors are often referred to as Wind Wolves.)

who's who


Group Officers

Chair Ann Gallon 661-589-7796
Vice-Chair & Programs Kenneth Hersh  
Outreach Chair Marjorie Bell  
Membership Chair Dinah Campbell  
Secretary Mary Griffin  

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