Welcome to the Sierra Club Iroquois Group

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


Position Statement on Proposal to Import Trash

Rock Cut Road incinerator, WSYR 9
Rockcut Road Incinerator.
Photo from News Channel 9, WSYR

 On December 17, 2014, the Executive Committee of the Iroquois Group voted unanimously to oppose the proposed plan to import trash from Cortland County and burn it at the Rock Cut Road energy generating facility.

Read the full statement

Trash Petition


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.

There are currently no outdoor events scheduled.

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.

Time for an Update on Onondaga Lake

Nine Mile Creek restoration photo provided Honeywell
Nine Mile Creek restoration
image by Honeywell (LakeCleanUp.com)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:30 PM

The dredging of Onondaga Lake is complete! Water quality is the best it’s been in 100 years, and more than 110 species of fish, birds and mammals have returned to wetlands in the area. Join us as Honeywell describes their success and shares their plans to further restore the lake that has gone from “polluted” to “swimmable.”


Prospects for the Environment Following the 2014 Elections

New York State Capitol, Photo by Matt Wade, Creative Commons, Wikipedia
New York State Capitol
Photo by Matt Wade, Creative Commons, Wikipedia
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY

Celebrate Earth Day with this informative presentation by Roger Downs, Atlantic Chapter Conservation Director. Downs will report on the activities of the new Legislature in Albany and discuss the status of the Atlantic Chapter’s efforts to date.