Welcome to the Northeast Florida Sierra Club!
The Sierra Club is a national organization dedicated to Enjoying, Exploring and Protecting the Planet. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
Our local Northeast Florida Group organizes and participates in outdoor adventures, environmental education, and local environmental activities. We also lobby our local and state government for pro-environmental policy and legislation. We have over 1,200 members in Duval, St. Johns, and northeast Clay Counties in Florida.
In Jacksonville, we meet on the second Monday of each month, 7 pm (6:30 for social time).
In Ponte Vedra Beach, we meet on the first Monday of each month, 6:00 pm.
We conduct hikes, kayak trips, and other outdoor activities several times each month.
Check the calendar below or check our Meetup site for program and outing details.
2015 Legislative Wrap Up
See a summary of the Florida Legislature actions on emvironmental issues written by our lobbyist, Dave Cullen.
Save Silver Springs!
Sleepy Creek is a proposed massive cattle ranch which would draw more than one million gallans of water per day from the Florida aquifer. There is no doubt that Florida’s iconic Silver Springs would suffer irreversible damage from the degradation and over-pumping brought forth by this massive cattle ranch.
The next step in this approval process is for the permit which is going to the St. John’s Water Management District (SJRWMD) Governing Board for a final vote. This critical meeting will be held on July 14 at 11am. The Northeast Florida Sierra Club, along with St. Johns Riverkeeper, are urging our community to come together and tell the Governing Board that we will not stand for this kind of environmental degradation.
Everyone will have the opportunity to speak out at these meetings if they so desire. We are looking for a huge turnout in order to influence the denial of the Sleepy Creek Permit. Every voice matters, let yours be heard.
If you are planning to attend this crucial meeting please sign up at: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/StJohnsRiverkeeper/sleepycreeklandsmeeting.html
Contact Janet Stanko at 904-208-1341 if you are interested in carpooling.
The St. Johns River isn't the only river in the River City! Metro Jacksonville's Kristen Pickrell takes a look at Jacksonville's other rivers, while sharing interesting facts about each.
A More Diverse Sierra Club
"The question is: tokenism versus real systematic change, and we at the Sierra Club have embarked on real systemic change," Sierra Club president Aaron Mair told Politico after his recent election. The green movement's dearth of diversity has long drawn criticism, and critics say the movement still has a lot to prove. Read the entire article here.
Need community service hours? Need some time outdoors and want to help make a difference? Then join Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation and the City of Jacksonville this summer for "Friday Mornings in JaxParks" volunteer projects! Click here for more info.
From the North Florida Land Trust:
Read about the research being done on diamondback terrapins by North Florida Land Trust's Biological Technician, Jonathan Taylor. In a personal account of his experience, Jonathan takes us through his day to day interaction with terrapins and their nests, and what it is like to live and work in direct observation of the "marvelous marsh."
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