What we're about

We are a group of ordinary folks in Northern Kentucky interested in the outdoors and in protecting the environment. We offer hikes, trail maintenance work in local parks, interesting presentations on regional environmental topics, book clubs, local food events, environmental activism and good old fun with other outdoor, environmental people. We're happy that you're interested in our Group. We are a part of the national Sierra Club, and of the Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club in Kentucky. Check back here regularly. We will be posting new events all the time!

Upcoming events (2)

Spring Trail Service #1 at Morning View Heritage Area

Morning View Heritage Area

NKY Group began trail-building and trail service at Morning View Heritage Area in fall 2016. This is a new 213-acre nature preserve in SE Kenton County, just west of the Licking River, with a gravel parking lot just south of 15168 Decoursey Pike (KY-177) in Morning View KY 40163. The preserve is about 1/2 mile south on 177 from the KY-14 intersection where the Morning View Post Office is. The gravel parking lot has 2 entrances on the WEST side of 177 - the opposite side from the railroad track. Enter the lot and park facing a wood fence with a restored black barn behind it. For this rescheduled trail work outing (since rain cancelled 2 prior dates) we’ll focus on older trails, doing routine trail upkeep as needed. Only if time permits will we tend our newest trail which climbs into the southern sections of the woods and eventually reaches a scenic ridge. Expect to cover upto 3 miles in upto 4 hours, carrying light tools, working and walking at a moderate-to-light pace. NKY Group has tools for upto 5, so bring extras if you can, like clippers, weed whips, loppers, small saws, rakes. Wear long sleeve tops and pants to protect against thorns. Wear work gloves and sturdy shoes with good treads. Bring your own liquid and snacks. All must sign Sierra Club’s liability waiver and acknowledgement of self-risk. A parent or legal guardian must sign for unaccompanied minors who are at least 13 yrs old. No restrooms. Dogs are not allowed. Trails can be muddy, slippery or tricky. We will be upto an hour hike from our cars. Register here at our Meetup, or call, text or email me your name and personal phone # by 7pm Friday the day before. I'll post here and send email or phone messages by 8am Saturday if postponed or cancelled. Leader: John Robbins -[masked] (voice or text) - [masked]

Spring Trail Service #2 at Morning View Heritage Area

Morning View Heritage Area

NKY Group began trail-building at Morning View Heritage Area in fall 2016. This is a new 213-acre nature preserve in SE Kenton County, just west of the Licking River, with a gravel parking lot just south of 15168 Decoursey Pike (KY-177) in Morning View KY 40163. The preserve is about 1/2 mile south on 177 from the KY-14 intersection where the Morning View Post Office is. The gravel parking lot has 2 entrances on the WEST side of 177 - the opposite side from the railroad track. Enter the lot and park facing a wood fence with a restored black barn behind it. We’ll finish tending the older trails, then veer onto the new trail. We’ll trim its earlier sections then begin clearing recently scouted extentions along the ridge. When done, the new trail will be a 1+mile loop hike between the creek and the south ridge. Expect to cover over 3 miles in upto 4 hours in woods, fields, hills and stream valleys, with climbs & descents upto 190’ each. We’ll carry light tools as we hike, working and walking at a moderate-to-light pace. NKY Group has tools for upto 5, so bring extras if you can, like clippers, weed whips, loppers, small saws, rakes. Wear long sleeve tops and pants to protect against thorns. Wear work gloves and sturdy shoes with good treads. Bring your own liquid and snacks. All must sign Sierra Club’s liability waiver and acknowledgement of self-risk. A parent or legal guardian must sign for unaccompanied minors who are at least 13 yrs old. No restrooms. Dogs are not allowed. Trails can be muddy, slippery or tricky. We will be upto an hour hike from our cars. Register here at our Meetup, or call, text or email me your name and personal phone # by 7pm Friday the day before. I'll post here and send email or phone messages by 8am Saturday if postponed or cancelled. Leader: John Robbins -[masked] (voice or text) - [masked]

Past events (291)

FIELD TRIP TO RUMPKE LANDFILL - May General Meeting

Rumpke Sanitary Landfill

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