What we're about

The Grand Canyon Chapter IS the Arizona State Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The mission of the Sierra Club is simple:
To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.

As the Grand Canyon Chapter, we are primarily concerned with conservation, wildlife and wilderness issues, water, clean energy, and addressing climate change.

A full list of local Sierra Club outings (hikes, backpacks, service, etc.), activities, and meetings can be seen here (https://www.sierraclub.org/arizona/events-activities).

Everyone is welcome to participate in our outings and events, and you are encouraged to join the 3 million of your friends and neighbors who want:

a safe and healthy community in which to live

smart energy solutions to combat climate change

an enduring legacy for America's wild places

Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. And our founder, John Muir, appears on the back of the California quarter.

For a special membership discount and to receive a free gift, click here (https://secure2.convio.net/sierra/site/Donation2?idb=0&df_id=7040&7040.donation=form1&s_src=N11ZSCHP01&s_subsrc=HPAd15).

Upcoming events (5+)

Join Us for the Sierra Club Energy Team Meeting

Tempe Tranportation Center - Don Cassano Community Room

Please join us for our monthly Energy Team Meeting. This month we will having a presentation from Sandy Whitley, a Liaison with the Citizens' Climate Lobby. She will discuss their carbon fee and dividend program to help address climate change. We will also discuss other energy issues time permitting. Phone-In or Zoom Video Attendance: RSVP to Sandy Bahr at [masked] All are welcome! Learn about issues, share information, and take action on important issues.

Chiricahua camp outing - Cancelled

Chiricahua National Monument

Unfortunately we had to cancel this outing this time. We'll look into a possible fall trip, if group site is available. April 29th - May 2nd (Mon - Thurs) Chiricahua camp outing - 'C' hikes We'll be looking to car pool down to the National monument on Monday, setting up camp and doing a short hike before dinner. We'll explore the drives and multiple hikes in the monument over the next two days. Hikes should not be harder then 'C' rated hikes. We'll break down camp after breakfast on Thursday. Cost of event (includes meals and camping fees) is $65. per person. Meals will be vegetarian oriented and include 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches. (there will be some meat alternatives - if people need it) Contact Pete Weinelt at[masked] or [masked].

ICO Inspiring Connections Outdoors- monthly meeting

Location visible to members

Inspiring Connections Outdoors is an outdoor experience for youth in Phoenix through the Sierra Club. Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. ICO is dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities to people that would not otherwise have them, including low-income youth of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. ICO is made up entirely of volunteer leaders who organize a variety of outdoor adventures, including hiking, camping, mountain biking, caving and service learning for children & youth. If you would like to learn more about our great program and how to get involved as a volunteer and hike leader- please join us at the LUX coffee house to discuss upcoming hikes, and activities. Thank you- look forward to exploring the outdoors with our youth!

Lake Pleasant hike, lunch and possible swim

Lake Pleasant park

We'll hike the Pipeline Canyon Trail to the Yavapai point trail and the lake overview. 'C' hike. 5 miles RT, 400' EC. Then we'll have a picnic lunch, (bring your own). After lunch, we'll head for the visitors center and do the short Roadrunner Trail (1.2 miles RT) on the lake's shore by the dam. We can do some swimming from the Roadrunner trail. You're welcome to do some or all of this. Contact Pete Weinelt at[masked] or [masked]. Phoenix Note the Length and EC is different then the write-up in the Echo because of the addition of the Yavapai point trail, which we wound up doing the last time out [by popular choice].

Past events (879)

PVG April Program on the status of Monarch Butterflies in our region

Southwest Conference United Church of Christ

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