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The purpose of this site is to enhance communication and participation of Sierra Club members and concerned citizens in preserving our environment. 


Vote - 2016 Sierra Club Board Election

A Democratic Sierra Club Demands Grassroots Participation. The annual election for the Club's Board of Directors is now underway. You can visit the Club's election web site for information about candidates:


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Stop the TPP

Syracuse City Hall, public domain
Syracuse City Hall,
public domain

On January 25, the Syracuse Common Council passed a resolution sponsored by Councilor-at-Large Jean Kessner that expressed opposition to the Tran Pacific Partnership (TPP) and specifically asked our federal representatives to oppose this impending trade agreement. The resolution has been signed by Mayor Stephanie Miner and forwarded to state and federal representatives.

The Sierra Club is working around the country and the state asking local groups to get municipalities to express their concern about the impacts of this agreement. Syracuse joins Rochester and Albany as well as New York City in passing similar resolutions. Members of Sierra Club are urged to contact their representatives and express their concern about this threat to our environmental and labor regulations.

Read the resolution

Coumo proposes increase in funding for EPF

Governor Cuomo has proposed a significant increase in funding for the Environmental Protection Fund which has been long underfunded and raided by the NYS Legislature. Please read the articles that are linked below and contact your state representatives to be sure that Governor Cuomo's proposal STAYS in the next budget.

Read the Sierra Atlantic article

Read Open Space Institute article.

Keep it in the Ground

By David William Fischer

One of the most popular Rolling Stone magazine articles ever written was Bill McKibben’s August 2012 feature, "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math.” In it, McKibben quantified how much warming we can expect if we extract all of the world's known deposits of coal, oil and natural gas.

Read full article


Photo by Tom Boll, University United Methodist Church
University United Methodist Church, Photo by Tom Boll

Sierra events encourage us to Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet. They are free and open to all. Some parks may charge an entry fee.

Outdoor Events

Outdoor events are walks or visits to places of environmental interest.

Help us make a difference at our clean-up of Southwick Beach

Southwick Beach / Creative Commons
Southwick Beach / Creative Commons
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Rte 3
Henderson, NY, 10301

Meet at Southwick Beach at 10 am. Identify yourself as a volunteer for free admission and get directions to the meet place. All bags a truck will be furnished. You might like to bring gloves. As usual we will keep a loose inventory of items. Questions? Rain date? Call Rich at 315-298-3130 or David at 315-876-0355 for updates.





Indoor Programs

Indoor programs are held at 7:30 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at University United Methodist Church (UUMC), 1085 E. Genesee St. Syracuse. Park and enter on University Ave.

Mudboils: Their History and Future

Onondaga Creek Mudboils - photo by Joe Heath
photo by Joe Heath, Onondaga Nation
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY

The origin/cause of the Tully Valley mudboils has been debated for years. Sometimes referred to as the “Jurassic Park” of geology, the mudboils destroy trees, gobble up grassland and dump tons of silt into Onondaga Creek each day. William Kappel, Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will bring us up-to-date on these unique phenomena and discuss their future.


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