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+)


Sunrise Ski Resort

We will car pool to Sunrise Ski area on Jan. 22, Ski Jan. 22,23,and 24th, checking out of our rooms on the 24th for the drive home. We will help with room sharing. A double room is $109 per night. We will help with ride sharing. Downhill and Cross Country are available. Call the resort for prices and rental information... also to reserve rooms. [masked]

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 be discussing our 2019 plans around clean energy, transitioning away from fossil fuels, and helping to address climate change. We will also discuss what is up at the Arizona Corporation Commission and Salt River Project. 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.

Sierra Club Climate Resolutions Event

917 E Sheridan St

Sierra Club Climate Resolution Week Event Now is the time to look to our communities for healing, wisdom, creativity, and collective action. During Sierra Club’s "Our Climate Resolutions Week", we are gathering our Phoenix area climate community to collectively envision the future we want and begin to generate plans for how we can all work to enact that future - starting where we live. This will be a group discussion event led by the host. The latest UN Report told us that we have 12 years to rapidly transform our society and economy to protect civilization as we know it. The US government just released a report detailing the massive losses that the US has already and will continue to face because of climate-fueled crises. This is the fight for our lives, and we need to strengthen our climate justice communities if we are to face it together. Food and Drinks Provided (Gluten-free) RSVP: To assist with food and seating planning, RSVP to our host, Phil Shea at [masked] or[masked]

Beat Back Buffelgrass at Rio Salado!

2875 S 7th St

Join us for a special day at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration area on January 26th from 8 to 11 to remove invasive species like buffelgrass from the riparian corridor. Every year we coordinate our first monthly Rio Salado work day of the year with the annual Beat Back Buffelgrass; a day of action across Arizona that engages dozens of organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Buffelgrass is an invasive, non-native grass species that has contributed to wildfire and displaced native plants and wildlife in the Sonoran Desert. A City of Phoenix park ranger will lead an interpretive walk to see burrowing owls immediately following the work day. Burrowing owls are rescued from the path of development and relocated to suitable habitat on public lands throughout the valley, and there is a population near the 7th Street trailhead. Note that the work day is Saturday instead of Sunday this month. We will meet at the 7th Street trailhead, located at 2875 S. 7th Street. You should wear sunscreen, closed-toed shoes (no sandals), long pants, and a hat. If you have a pair of work gloves and/or a pick, bring them along. Sierra Club has gloves and tools for volunteers who don’t have their own. We will have a water cooler full of water but you should bring a reusable water bottle. We will have snacks. YOUR RSVP HELPS ME PLAN SO I HAVE ENOUGH TOOLS, SNACKS AND WATER. Thanks for all you do for Arizona's rivers!

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Thunderbird park hike

Thunderbird park

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