Sierra Club - Arkansas - $20.15 for 2015 Campaign

10/26/15 - As we start the final push toward the end of the year, your Sierra Club continues the fight in Arkansas for clean energy, clean water, clean air, and healthy forests. We need your support to keep our work alive.  Will you donate $20.15 to help us in 2015? Every cent you donate stays right here in Arkansas to fund protection of The Natural State. To donate, go to our Donate web page. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring monthly donation to magnify your impact.  Thanks so much to those who have already chipped in! I am grateful for and humbled by your support.  2015 is an important year for our Arkansas environment--we need your help. THANK YOU. [Arkansas Chapter Director - Glen Hooks]

Sierra Club - Arkansas - Local News

Recent Press Releases are on the News > Press Releases web page. [latest dated 11/17]
11/17 - Congressional Vote Against the Clean Power Plan Undermines Public Health
11/3 - U.S. District Court Rules For Sierra Club; Sets Final Date For Clean Air Plan

Sierra Club - Arkansas - Events

Check the OARS Calendar for more info on Club events.

For photos from the 10/3/15 CAG Canoe Cleanup on the Little Maumelle River at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, click HERE.

Government and Other (non-Club) Info

Fayetteville - Use of chemicals to retard growth on trees near utility lines in Fayetteville has been put on hold after residents raised questions. The utility may begin using the method elsewhere first. For more info, click HERE. (11/22/2015) 

Four Arkansas public radio stations have formed Natural State News, a statewide multimedia journalism collaboration based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. For more info, click HERE. (11/16/2015)

Tim Ernst slide shows are a regular Fall attraction in Arkansas. This year, they begin on 11/3 and continue past the end of the year. Shows include 11/29 - Fayetteville, 12/1 - Russellville, 12/4 - Springfield, MO, 12/5 - Bentonville, 12/7 - Clarksville, 12/10 - Benton, 12/13 - Little Rock, 12/15 - Ft. Smith, 12/18 - Harrison, 1/8/16 - Bull Shoals. For additional info, go to

Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP)- The USDA Forest Service is requesting applications for grants to establish community forests through acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. For more information, check the Federal Registry for October 8.

Several chapters of the Arkansas Master Naturalists are now accepting applications for their 2016 class.

For a listing of selected non-Club events around Arkansas, check the Events non-Club page.

What's New on the Web site:

Items mentioned above (on Home Page) are usually not included in the What's New Section.


For information on web site changes in prior months, go to the About Us > What's New page.

Special Topic: Texas Coal Plants An Issue, Sierra Club Says

By Doug Thompson - NW News - December 30, 2014

Two coal-fired power plants in Texas stand as the most immediate threat to air quality in Northwest Arkansas, said the director of the Sierra Club in Arkansas.

The plants are among seven at issue in a Jan. 15 public hearing in Oklahoma City. The federal Environmental Protection Agency called the hearing after rejecting parts of Texas' plan to gradually reduce the amount of haze-causing sulfur dioxide from the plants.

Glen Hooks, this state's Sierra Club director, said his group will argue at the hearing the sulfur dioxide contributes to haze as far north as Benton and Washington counties and over the federally protected headwaters of the Buffalo National River. ... MORE     [TOP]

Activities / Events / Outings Calendar (OARS)