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This page covers the Missouri Ozarks and Springfield area outings and events!

This is a group for anyone who likes to get outside and enjoy nature-- you don't have to be a Sierra Club member! We will be organizing hikes, float trips, camping, and other outdoor adventures! All skill levels welcome!

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org (http://www.sierraclub.org/).

Why America must protect 30x30 (w/ Sen. Tom Udall, Dr. Enric Sala) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4VmOchhp8o

Upcoming events (4+)

South Creek Stream Clean-Up

Sullivan Bank

Please RSVP through this link: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002G6JjAAK

Join the White River Group of the Sierra Club on Sunday, January 30, at 1:30 in the afternoon to clean up our stretch of South Creek and get a free t-shirt. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves (we will have some extras) and meet us in the Sullivan Bank parking lot at 2655 South Campbell Avenue.

In going on a Sierra Club outing, you are potentially on a trip with individuals vaccinated and unvaccinated. It is your choice to attend the outing knowing this information. Please consider wearing a mask if you are riding to the event with an unvaccinated individual.If someone is experiencing any possible COVID symptoms or is sick, that person should not attend the outing. The participant is responsible for contacting the leader to report a positive COVID test.

Rockspan Tree Farm Hiking Tour!

Needs a location

Rockspan Farm is a lovely sustainable tree farm, platform for experimentation and archeological treasure.

In a brief tour, a visitor will see all the major elements of the Karst Topography that lies below our feet including a large natural arch, cave, major spring, lake, waterfall and the springfed Sac River that nourishes Springfield and all its visitors.

Rockspan Farm has many trails so bring good shoes and a walking stick if you have one. Please refer to our website for an orientation: www.rockspanfarm.com

Please RSVP here for the address:
https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002GOgtAAG

South Creek Stream Clean-Up

Sullivan Bank

Please RSVP through this link: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002GIEsAAO&_ga=2.32055610.564680193.1640030756-1384926333.1619642956

Join the White River Group of the Sierra Club on Sunday, February 27, at 1:30 in the afternoon to clean up our stretch of South Creek and get a free t-shirt. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves (we will have some extras) and meet us in the Sullivan Bank parking lot at 2655 South Campbell Avenue.

In going on a Sierra Club outing, you are potentially on a trip with individuals vaccinated and unvaccinated. It is your choice to attend the outing knowing this information. Please consider wearing a mask if you are riding to the event with an unvaccinated individual.If someone is experiencing any possible COVID symptoms or is sick, that person should not attend the outing. The participant is responsible for contacting the leader to report a positive COVID test.

Missouri Dark Sky Training: Part 1

Online event

The natural night sky is our common and universal heritage.
A growing body of evidence links the brightening night sky to negative effects on amphibians, birds, mammals, insects, plants, and human health. The use of artificial light at night contributes to climate change by increasing energy consumption, and improper lighting can, contrary to public opinion, contribute to an increase in crime.
See this opportunity to learn how to provide training to park and community educators about becoming a dark sky community.

The Missouri International Dark Sky Association will offer a training in two parts. Part 1 is scheduled for March 16th and Part 2 scheduled for March 30th. Both sessions will be delivered by ZOOM from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. For more information about the training and to request registration, please visit https://darkskymissouri.org/darkskytraining

IDA Missouri works to preserve and protect the nighttime
environment and our heritage of dark skies through
environmentally responsible outdoor lights. We hope that
you will join our efforts to fight light pollution in Missouri!

Past events (38)

Nathan Boone Homestead Hike

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