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This group is open to anyone, not just Sierra Club members. There is no charge for trips, other than permit fees (when required). The Miami Group is the local chapter of Sierra Club for Southwest Ohio. Miami Group has a long history of leading various types of outings: Paddling, Hiking, Biking, Backpacking, Camping and Service Outings. All outings are led by leaders who have been certified to meet local and national Sierra Club standards.

Miami Group welcomes participation by the LGBT community, all minority groups, and veterans: Help us broaden the reach of the environmental movement!

Upcoming events (4)

Join us at HighGrain Brewing for Sustainable Suds!

HighGrain Brewery & Kitchen

Come for good company, great food, and of course, great beer! Plus, enter a drawing for a beautiful, handmade winter quilt.

10% of the event’s proceeds will go to the Sierra Club Miami Group.

Backpack in the Big South Fork Recreation Area

7291 Ridge Ave

We will meet at my house, for those who want to carpool, at 7 AM on Saturday Jan 14. Our hike starts with the Middle Creek Loop and continues through Sawmill to Jake's Place. We will base camp there and hike the Twin Arch Loop on Sunday and return via Sawmill and Middle Creek on Monday. This is an excellent beginner trip.
Call Jay Freeman at[masked] or[masked] for details.
Sierra Club, like so many has reduced funding to the locals. I will be passing the hat for donations of $5 or more.

Wilderness First Responder SOLO Higher Level Certification

Camp Butterworth, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio


This is not a Sierra Club organized event, but is being posted for the benefit of our members.

WFR has long been recognized as the standard in wilderness medical training for guides, trip leaders and outdoor professionals.

The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.

This 70-hour WFR course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to respond to backcountry medical and trauma situations. Students will learn patient stabilization, treatment, and evacuation with special attention to extended patient care. Upon successful completion students will receive a SOLO WFR completion card valid for 3 years.

This class is scheduled to fit around your work schedule. It will take place over thee weekends: February 18 – 19 – 20, February 25-26, and March 4-5

Cost? $775 per participant (includes course text, certification, and scenario materials). To register or for questions, contact:
Matt Hartman, Lead Instructor

Wilderness First Aid - SOLO ENTRY LEVEL Certification Course

Camp Butterworth, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio


This is not a Sierra Club organized event, but is being shared for the benefit of our members.
Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good adventure story and a bad ending…and maybe even save a life.

WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first aid training for remote trips when access to medical help can be delayed. This 16-hour course focuses on the entry-level skills of: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. The WFA curriculum focuses on real life examples and blends classroom learning with hands-on scenarios. Upon completion, students will receive a SOLO certification card, good for 2 years.

The class is held over the course of 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 5:30 each day.

Cost? $250 per participant (course text, certification, scenario materials)
To register, contact Matt Hartman, Lead Instructor, at [masked]

Past events (1,015)

Annual Hike Before the Bird!

Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Entrance

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