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Aaron Mair Elected National Sierra Club President


Aaron  Mair,  president  of  the  Sierra  Club,  with  members  of  the  Sierra 
Club’s board of directors, sierraclub.org
Aaron Mair, president of the Sierra Club
with members of the Sierra Club’s board of directors
photo by Sierra Club

By Rhea Jezer

The Atlantic Chapter - especially the Iroquois Group - should take great pride in the recent election of Schenectady resident Aaron Mair as President of the National Sierra Club. An epidemiological-spatial analyst with the New York State Department of Health, Mair brings more than three decades of environmental activism and over 25 years as a Sierra Club volunteer leader to his position as the Sierra Club's first African American president.

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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.

Labrador Hollow Unique Area & Tinker Falls

Boardwalk to Labrador Pond photo by Edmund Ressler/CNY Hiking, cnyhiking.com
Boardwalk to Labrador Pond
photo by Edmund Ressler/CNY Hiking
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Parking area off Labrador Crossroad
Tully, NY 13159

This fascinating and beautiful landscape is full of diverse wildlife and rare plant life, but it’s the topography - formed over 10,000 years ago by massive ice sheets - that gives this hollow its character. We’ll wander the trails and work our way to Tinker Falls. Park/meet at the main parking area, just north of the pond off Labrador Crossroad. Need help finding us? Call David at 315-876-0355.



Charlie Major Nature Trail (Train Buffs Welcome)

Charlie Major Nature Trail/Russ Nelson, Creative Commons
Charlie Major Nature Trail
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Charlie Major Nature Trail
Skaneateles, NY 13152

The Charlie Major Nature Trail is a natural and historic trail that runs along Skaneateles Creek. We’ll spot remnants of the Skaneateles Short Line Railroad as we take a leisurely walk down memory lane. Meet at the parking area in Mottville, at Crow Hill Road and Frost Street.


Erie Canal Park

Butternut Creek Aqueduct, photo by David Barber, americancanals.com
Butternut Creek Aqueduct
photo by David Barber/American Canals
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Butternut Dr.
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Join us for a winter walk with a focus on the Butternut Creek Aqueduct. Built in 1856, the aqueduct is 80 feet long, has three spans, and is a popular spot for photographs. Park/meet at the first parking lot, just 500 feet north of Kinne Road, on Butternut Drive, DeWitt.


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.


Citizens’ Climate Lobby - Building Political Will

Citizens' Climate Lobby
Image provided by Citizens' Climate Lobby
Wednesday, October 28 2015, 7:30 PM

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

The use of fossil fuels is so thoroughly embedded in the economic activities of all industrialized countries that a global solution is required. Kyle Thomas, Syracuse Group Leader of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will discuss CCL’s Carbon Fee-and-Dividend proposal and how every one of us can make a difference by participating in our political system and building the political will for a solution to climate change.




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