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The Sierra Club is a national organization dedicated to Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the planet. Locally, our NE Group participates in outdoor adventures and environmental education, and we lobby our local and state government for pro-environmental legislation.
We invite you to Join the Sierra Club and help us Save the Planet!
You can join for as little as $15 a year!
As a special thank you, we'll send you a free gift as well as these exciting Members-only benefits:
- One-year subscription to Sierra magazine
- Worldwide Members-only outdoor trips
- Automatic membership in your local Chapter
- Discounts on Sierra Club calendars, books, and other merchandise
We will begin conducting outings again after July 4, 2021.
For much more info about us, see:
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Active/Former Military Members ONLY - Hike Julington-Durbin PreserveJulington-Durbin Preserve, Jacksonville, FL
This is a Sierra Club Military Outdoors event - a joint Sierra Club Northeast Florida and YMCA outing - FOR ACTIVE AND FORMER MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES ONLY.
Join us on a 4 mile hike in the beautiful Julington-Durbin Preserve. The Preserve is on a peninsula between Julington and Durbin Creeks and contains sandhill, flatwood, and floodplain swamp and marshes.
Bring bug spray, sun block, and water. No pets (service dogs OK). OK for older kids who can keep up with adults.
Please register and sign the online waiver to save time at the trailhead. The link is: https://tinyurl.com/yr7cfjz3
DIRECTIONS: The address is 13200 Bartram Park Blvd. From Old St. Augustine Road in Bartram Park, go south on Bartram Park Blvd. for about 0.7 mile. Entrance to the trailhead is on the right. Look for the Sierra Club sign.
After the hike, we can go to lunch at Bono's. Bring bug spray, sun block, and plenty of water. No pets, please.
The Sierra Club and the YMCA of the USA have launched a national partnership focused on improving the health and well-being of former and current members of the military and their families through outdoor experiences. Studies prove the mental health benefits of participating in outdoor programs.
Our Military Outdoors Team would like your thoughts on your outings with our program in the past. We'd like to know what you liked, what we could improve, and what we can offer in the future. This helps us design better outings and helps us raise the funds we need to keep giving you and your fellow Veterans more adventures.
Please take a few minutes to share your experience! All of your answers are anonymous. You only have to fill this out one time.
Here is the link to give us your feedback: https://tinyurl.com/3f2jhyas
Thanks, and we hope to see you again soon!
- Hike the Florida Trail from Gold Head Branch State Park through Camp BlandingCamp Blanding Treat Rd Trailhead, Keystone Heights, FL
We'll hike about 8 miles on the Florida Trail from the Ranger Station at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park through the west end of the Park, then cross over into Camp Blanding, where we will pass by several beautiful lakes and visit historic (and now inactive) Lake Magnolia State Park - one of Florida's last African-American parks during the ugly period of segregation. The terrain is flat and fairly smooth through pine flatwoods. Hiking this trip and next Sunday's outing through Gold Head will allow participants to have completed 14 continuous miles of the Florida Trail.
We will meet at the Treat Road trailhead at 8:45 am, then combine in cars and drive to our starting point at the Ranger Station on Gold Head Branch State Park, then hike back to Treat Road.
Bring sun screen, bug spray, and plenty of water. No pets. Restrooms at the Gold Head Branch ranger station.
You will need to register and sign a liability waiver. Please REGISTER NOW at this link: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002HdUVAA0
Optional lunch afterwards at the great Johnny's BBQ at 7411 State Rd 21, Keystone Heights - 5 minute drive.
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of SR 21 and Treat Rd near Keystone Heights, FL. From Jax, take Blanding Blvd/SR 21 south through Orange Park and Middleburg. Continue south on SR 21 past Goldhead State Park. Go approximately 3.5 miles past Goldhead State Park to Treat Rd. and turn right. Coordinates are 29.8131, -82.0045.
Cancellation Policy: Event may be cancelled in case of rain or if weather threatens safety. Check Meetup for current status before traveling to the event. Events may need to be cancelled at short notice.
Help the environment by following these tips:
- Bring your water in a reusable container instead of a single-use plastic bottle
- Use sunscreen free of oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals are extremely harmful to coral reefs, as well as being hormone disruptors in humans.
- Faver Dykes S.P./Pellicer Creek Paddle EventFaver-Dykes State Park, St. Augustine, FL
Come explore Pellicer Creek, a designated State Canoe Trail which is noted for its scenic and pristine condition. Faver-Dykes S.P. is well-known for its very natural condition while the park borders Pellicer Creek as it winds its way along the southern boundary of the park. The creek contains saltwater and freshwater fish species such as spotted sea trout, common snook, large-mouth bass and bream. The park is also a popular site for birding with more than one-hundred species of birds seen during spring and fall migrations. Pellicer Creek was named for settler Francisco Pellicer who received a land grant from the King of Spain and then built his homestead on the banks of the creek around 1800. Pellicer Creek, an aquatic preserve, is the main body of water in the 6,045 acre Faver-Dykes State Park.
We will paddle at a moderate pace from the second launch site in Faver Dykes S.P. (1000 Faver-Dykes Road). Total time: about 2.5 – 3 hours. Be at the launch site by 9:30 a.m. to sign waiver and for a brief discussion about the paddle trip and the importance of safety and the Sierra Club and its mission. Be in the water by 10:00. Restrooms are available at the launch site which is a hard surface with easy access, parking and put-in. It is usually calm water with minimal tidal effect. A small fee box ($5) is requested or a Florida State Park Pass number and is on the honor system and is requested by the State for entry to the park.
For those interested, we will stop for lunch following the paddle (restaurant tbd)
From the intersection of RT 206 and RT 1 in St. Augustine proceed south on RT 1 - 6.9 miles to Faver Dykes Rd. St. Augustine (note the Amoco Station and fruit stores). Take the left onto Faver Dykes Rd. and drive 3.1 miles to the launch at 1000 Faver Dykes Road. (Hint - When you reach the brown Ranger Station and Boat Ramp sign on Faver Dykes Rd, take a right. A few hundred yards further will be the launch site and area for parking.
If coming on I-95, get off at Exit 298, US 1 and go north on US1. Then in 0.3 miles, turn right on Faver Dykes Road and drive 3.1 miles to the ranger station and boat ramp sign and turn right and continue until you come to the boat ramp and parking area.
PFD’s (life preservers) are required and MUST be worn by all participants as well as having a whistle or other sound device. A hat, water, bug spray and sunscreen are recommended. Participants must know how to swim.
- Paved Trail Cleanup - Downtown S-Line2429 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL
Not a Sierra Club event, but we're teaming with Groundwork Jacksonville for cleanup along the S-Line Trail downtown.
Please help do a trash cleanup along the beautiful S-Line Trail in downtown Jacksonville.
We will clean the 1/2 mile section from Moncrief Rd to Boulevard St.
I will provide trash grabbers and bags. Please bring water and gloves.
You will be required to sign a City of Jacksonville liability waiver.
Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s primary nonprofit organization specifically created to clean and redevelop Jacksonville's Emerald Trail and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public green space.
DIRECTIONS: Meet and park at the former Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church location, 2429 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32209, Jacksonville, FL 32209.
Take I-95 north through Jax. Exit at 8th Street (Exit 353D). Turn right on 8th St, then an immediate left on N. Davis St. Drive about 1/4 mile. The parking lot is on the right immediately after you cross the S-Line trail.