November 21, 2014

Sierra Club California has new coastal organizer

High wind on the Mendocino coast. Photo: Flickr / ah zut (cc)

High wind on the Mendocino coast. Photo: Flickr / ah zut (cc)

Sierra Club California has a new organizer for the California Coast Campaign. Our new hire is Michael Thornton and he will begin working for us on Fri., Oct. 4–just in time to attend the CNRCC/SCC Convention in San Luis Obispo the weekend of Oct. 5 – 6.

Michael comes to us with many years of excellent and varied experience in the nonprofit world, including as an organizer. He also has a background in radio news, and so he brings excellent communication skills–something that’s essential for the work he’ll be doing.

Our Coast Campaign will be focusing in the next year on the ongoing effort to establish a new national marine sanctuary off the coast of San Luis Obispo County, and on educating and organizing coastal communities about fracking issues. The campaign will also continue to monitor and help with Coastal Commission issues that have a statewide impact.

Michael’s e-mail will be Michael.Thornton@sierraclub.org, and his desk number will be (916)557-1106.

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