What we're about

The Sierra Club is the largest and oldest (founded in 1892) environmental organization in the world. The Crossroads Group of the Sierra Club serves greater Livingston County in Michigan. Our mission is to get people outside to enjoy the natural world leading to their understanding and desire to protect it for our families and for our future. See our website (http://www.sierraclub.org/michigan/crossroads) for more information about our group.

Please support our sponsors: Heavner Canoe & Kayak, Michigan Solar Solutions, Grasshopper Gardens, Foguth Financial Group, Breathe Salon, Howell Nature Center, BigPDQ. See links and discount information here (https://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Crossroads-Group/sponsors/).

Click here to join the Sierra Club (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=MJO6ev3wSQg&offerid=343370.10000002&type=3&subid=0). A Sierra Club membership includes these benefits: membership in the Michigan Chapter as well as our local Crossroads Group , a 1-year subscription to Sierra magazine, ecotravel opportunities, discounts on Sierra Club merchandise, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to preserve irreplaceable wildlands, save endangered and threatened wildlife, and protect this fragile environment we call home!

Upcoming events (5+)

PFAS Discussion and Answers

314 W Grand River Ave

PFAS Discussion and Answers: What is PFAS ? Why is there a concern? What can I do about it ? In August 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an expanded ‘Do Not Eat’ fish advisory for all fish from the Huron River in Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe Counties. Stephen Brown, a PhD trained analytical chemist with 45 years experience, will give of us an overview about PFAS and answer your basic questions. Please join us! Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the Brighton Howell Area. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. Learn more at www.LWVBrightonHowellArea.org

Special Winter Stonefly Search

Huron River Watershed Council - NEW Center

***SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS JANUARY 18th!*** Join the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) for this unique volunteer opportunity! Stoneflies are underwater creatures that grow during the winter months when most fish are more sluggish. They live only in good quality streams so searching for them tells us about problems in the river and its streams. The HRWC does stonefly searches to gauge the health of our streams. Volunteers will be working with experienced researchers in the collection of stoneflies. Registration required at www.hrwc.org/volunteer/stonefly . Please mention Crossroads Sierra Club when you register so that we will be put on teams together. Here’s a personal account with nice photos: https://theforgetfulwanderer.com/2016/01/26/searching-for-stoneflies/ We will meet at the Huron River Watershed Council - NEW Center, then go out to stream sites in Livingston, Oakland, and Washtenaw Counties. If you register, please attend as it is difficult for HRWC to rearrange teams. And please make sure to arrive on time, as the groups will be going out to different sites. Children are welcome to join the search as long as each one is attended by an adult. For more information and questions contact Jason at [masked] or[masked] .

Kensington Metropark Hike

Kensington Metropark Nature Center

Join us for either a 5-mile or 2-mile hike around Wildwing Lake and through the wooded nature trails. Please arrive at 12:45 PM for sign in so we can start promptly at 1:00. Cost: free, but requires Metropark entry fee. For more information, contact Laurie at[masked] or [masked]

Huron Meadows Metropark Ski Outing/hike if no snow

Huron Meadows Metropark

Join us for an afternoon cross country ski outing. Ski and boot rental available. Enjoy miles of groomed trails both on the golf course and through the woods. Heated warming shelter and indoor bathrooms available. We will ski on shorter and longer distance trails depending on experience levels. We will hike if there is no snow. Please arrive at 12:45 PM for sign in so we can start promptly at 1:00. Cost: Free, but requires Metropark entry fee. Ski equipment rental available for $15. $5 for Buck's Run ski trail with machine-made snow. For more information, contact Laurie at[masked] or [masked]

Past events (182)

Highland State Recreation Area Hike

Highland State Recreation Area

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