Upcoming Meetings

Ozone Advance Lunch Talk at Great Basin Brewery

When:  February 14th, 2018 at 11:30 am
Where: Great Basin Brewery, 5525 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 

Members, students, and colleagues are invited to attend! 

$30 Future Members

$25 Members

$16 Students

Please include your meal choice with RSVP.  

GREAT BASIN HARVEST SALAD – Light Portion Crisp greens with fresh spinach, slivered
almonds, oven roasted turkey breast, hard-boiled egg, dried cranberries, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and parmesan cheese, served with creamy ranch dressing and house-made Icky bread.
GREAT BASIN BRATWURST SAUSAGE SANDWICH – Our own proprietary sausage served with grilled onions on a house-made Icky roll with a side of spicy brown mustard and tangy horseradish. Served with regular fries
TURKEY CLUB MELT – Thinly sliced lean breast of turkey with cheddar, provolone, bacon, and tomato served on grilled, house-made Icky bread with regular fries.
BLACKENED CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP – Spicy blackened chicken breast, cool romaine and our house made Caesar dressing wrapped in a large spinach tortilla. Served with regular fries.
BALSAMIC GRILLED CHICKEN—Charbroiled chicken breast with bacon, brie cheese, lettuce, tomato, and balsamic glaze on a house-made Icky roll. Served with regular fries.
LIGHT ORDER ALE BATTERED FISH - A true Brewery favorite – Alaskan Cod Fillets deep fried in our famous Wild Horse Ale Beer Batter served with your choice of one of the following: a garden salad, cucumber salad, a cup of soup of the day or beer cheese soup, or regular fries.
BLACK & BLUE BURGER TM - Our most popular burger, covered with Cajun spices, blackened and topped with fresh crumbled blue cheese. Served with regular fries.
BREWERS PATTY MELT – Our 1/2 lb. charbroiled burger topped with smoked provolone, avocado, grilled onion, and garlic aioli on toasted, house-made Icky bread. Served with regular fries.
BREWMASTER’S HOMEMADE MAC ‘N CHEESE – Our down home mac ’n cheese made with bacon and five cheeses, topped with smoked provolone and Icky bread crumbs. Served with house-made garlic Icky bread. Vegetarian version available.
THE MOUSE TRAP GRILLED CHEESE – Grown up comfort food. Smoked provolone, Brie, cheddar, pepper jack and Swiss cheese with roasted tomato on our house-made Icky bread. Served with regular fries.
SONORAN STYLE FISH TACOS – Our famous Wild Horse Ale battered wild Alaskan cod in two flour tortillas with shredded green leaf lettuce, tomatoes and our zesty chipotle dressing with regular fries.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 9th, 2018 by emailing: eastern.sierra.awma@gmail.com

A&WMA Eastern Sierra Chapter is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit. Donations are always appreciated and accepted. All donations we receive go toward the Scholarship Fund.

Previous Speakers and Topics


9/27/17. A&WMA Eastern Sierra Chapter Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner 

7/10/17. SWITCH Facility Tour 

5/24/17.  VOC Emissions from Marijuana Cultivation and Processing - Michael Wolf 

4/12/17.  Environmental Remediation: Unintended Consequences of Drilling on High Profile Projects and the Drilling Techniques that were Used - Brian Redlinger

9/20/16.  An Anecdotal Perspective of the Early Smog Years in the Los Angeles Basin - Mel Zeldin

7/19/16.  Reno Tahoe Clean Cities Coalition - Tabitha Aspling

6/16/16.  University of Nevada, Reno's Hazardous Waste Facility Tour - Chad Stephens and Marty Schwender

5/25/2016.  "A&WMA Scholarship Recipient Presentations" -Ashley Pierce, Sandra Marcela Loria-Salazar and Qian Zhao, all PhD Candidates at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

3/28/2016.  "Nevada Rural Ozone Initiative.  Why every citizen of Nevada should be concerned about ozone" - Mae Sexauer Gustin, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

10/27/2015.  Webinar: Ozone 101, "Understanding the sources, formation, and health and ecosystem effects"

10/13/2015. "Lunch and Tour of Frank A. Tracy Generating Station"

9/15/2015. "Sustainability and Education: Renewable Energy, Recycling, Energy Efficiency and Transportation" - Jason Geddes, Ph.D. Washoe County School District

8/13/2015. Webinar - "Regulation of Condensable PM - The Big Picture"

6/17/2015. "NV Solar Nexus Project" - Mary Cablk, Associate Research Professor, DRI

5/1/2015. " Aftermass" - Daly Costanza, Cuter Commuter LLC, Geneviene Parker, Reno Bike Project and John Sagebiel, Ph.D., UNR

3/11/2015. "Understanding the Recycling Behaviors and Barriers in Washoe County" - Lee Bryant, WCHD

2/03/2015. "Fighting Fire with Fire" - Alex Hoon, Fire Weather Program Manager, NWS Reno, Issac Powning, FMO/PTO, North Lake Tahoe FPD, Tamara Wall, CEFA, DRI and Julie Hunter, Washoe County AQMD.

1/22/2015. "Valley Pools, Snow Cover and PM2.5" - Dr. Mark C. Green, Research Professor, Atmospheric Science, DRI.

11/18/2014. Webinar - "Are You Ready For RICE".

10/22/2014. "Myths and Realities of Electric Cars" John C. Sagebiel, Ph.D, Assistant Director, EH&S (Environmental Program), UNR

09/16/2014. "Biofuels" Kent Hoekman, Ph.D., DRI.

07/24/2014. "Geothermal Law and Permitting in Public Lands" Mark Demuth, Principal Environmental Planner, Western Cultural Resources Management, Inc. (WCRM), Adjunct Professor, NRES Department, UNR

05/06/2014. "Bicycling in the Truckee Meadows", Janet Phillips, Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, Julie Hunter, Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance, and Amy Fitch, School of Community Health Sciences, UNR

02/25/2014. "Hot Energy, Smaller Footprint!", Dean R Parker, Executive Director of Facilities, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, Nevada

10/24/2013. "Mine Closure: Requirements and Challenges", Bruce Holmgren, PE, Chief, Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation, Division of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

09/16/2013. "Greeting to our Community: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Single Stream Recycling", Dr. Jason Geddes, City of Reno, Environmental Services Administrator Chair, Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

04/05/2013. “Effects of Black and Organic Carbon and Their Emission Inventory Development”, Judith C. Chow, Sc.D. and John G. Watson, Ph.D., DRI.

11/14/12. “Northern Nevada’s Green Building Program: What Does It Mean to Build Green?”, Jess Traver, P.E., Director, Built Green Nevada.

10/9/12. “Ozone Conditions in Rural Nevada”, Dr. Dan Jaffe, University of Washington.

9/19/12. "Tour of Ormat Steamboat Geothermal Facility”.

7/31/12. “Perspectives on Pollutant Market Trading Programs”, Lenny Hochschild of Evolution Markets, Inc.

6/19/12. “NAAQS, New Regulations, Implementation successes and Expectations”, Regulations Panel: Deborah Jordan, Air Director, USEPA Region 9; Bob Bamford, Chief, Bureau of Air Quality Planning, NDEP; and Kevin Dick, Director, Washoe County Health District AWMD.

5/22/12. “Solar Power at Local High Schools and Curriculum Development and Implementation”, Reid Hamilton of Hamilton Solar and Alex Gamboa of Envirolution.

6/28/11. Tour of ElectraTherm’s heat recovery technology.

4/28/11. The Peppermill’s Geothermal Project.

2/16/11. “Mercury Emissions from Mining Operations”, Mike Elges, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.

1/26/11. Environmental Permitting of Reno’s Brownfields Project”, Josh Fortmann of Kleinfelder.

8/25/10. “Nevada’s Recycle Program”, Chet Sargent, of Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.

7/20/10. “Anticipated Environmental Issues in the 2011 Session”, NV Assemblyman David Bobzien.

7/1/10. ESC’s Participation in Green Summit at UNR Crowley Center.

4/15/10. Facility tour and presentation of “The Cave”, a high-tech theater that displays air dispersion scenarios and other environmental graphical data. At Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno.

3/18/10. “The Challenges Associated with the Changing Face of Natural Resources in Nevada”, Allen Biaggi, Director, State of Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

11/13/09. “Meeting the Climate Change Challenge”, Greg Odegard of Terra-Gen Operating Company.

9/21/09. “Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory for the University of Nevada, Reno”, John C Sagebiel, Ph.D., University of Nevada.

Meeting Suggestions, Requests, and Offers
We welcome suggestions of events that our members would like the Chapter to present. Also, we are always receptive to offers to present a timely topic to our members. Please contact our Program Chairperson with your suggestions and offers.

Meeting Announcements

The Eastern Sierra Chapter offers to send email announcements of upcoming ESC meetings and events to members, colleagues, potential members and to others. If you would like to receive meeting announcements, please contact our Program Chair:

Program Chair, Eastern Sierra Chapter
Brendan Schnieder
Email: bschnieder@washoecounty.us