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.

Programs:
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. 

Outings:
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.

What's Happening

2015 Legislative Wrap Up

See a summary of the Florida Legislature actions on emvironmental issues written by our lobbyist, Dave Cullen.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

This notice is for Sierra members who have recreated on public lands in the Volusia and Brevard County areas.  Have you visited this area in the last 5 years?

The privately owned Farmton tract in Brevard and Volusia includes a federal/state mitigation bank, and we need your help to protect the bank and nearby public lands.  Sierra has filed a lawsuit to object to the Army Corps of Engineers' lack of protection of this land from development, and we are compiling a list of Sierra members who have recreated in this area to document our legal standing in the litigation. 

Here's a recent article about the litigation http://tinyurl.com/ktdxfr6 

If you have you recreated in lands near the Farmton property we want to hear from you if possible by Friday May 8th.

Have you recreated in any of these areas in the last 5 years?

St. Johns River near Lake Harney, Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, Lake Harney, Seminole Ranch Conservation area, Buck Lake, Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary, Wiregrass Prairie Preserve, Little Big Econ State Forest, Deep Creek Preserve, Salt Lake Wildlife management area, Turnbull Hammock Conservation area, Buck Lake Conservation area, Lake Ashby

Please reply to JaneStan@bellsouth.net or 904-208-1341 or LBlackner@aol.com 561-569-5754.

Action Alerts

Protect Florida Lands

Due to the special legislative session there is still time to act!!  We must fully fund Florida Forever to acquire critical lands to help us save and restore great places like Florida's iconic springs, the Green Swamp and the Apalachicola River and Bay.  See the Take Action section.

Date Event More Information
Mon, 06/08/2015 Cuba: Effects of Climate Change After the Embargo -- Amanda Hodges
6:30 PM

2001 University Boulevard West, Jacksonville, FL

Weekday Hike in Julington-Durbin Preserve

Hike Gold Head Branch State Park

Kayak Pottsburg Creek

Hike Cedar Point Preserve

Kayak Egan’s Creek at Fernandina Beach

Kayak Thomas Creek

Little Fish, Big Role: Protecting Florida's Forage Fish

Hike Cedar Point (National Park Service)

Hike Princess Place Preserve

Hike in Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Hike in the Sawmill Slough Preserve

Kayak Pellicer Creek and Faver-Dykes State Park

Hike Hanna Park

Hike Little Talbot Island

Sierra Club Election Night Watch Party

Hike the Jacksonville Arboretum

13th Annual John Muir Family Walk, Yulee, FL

Hike the Trails of the Bayard Conservation Area (John P. Hall Nature Preserve)

Sierra Club Jacksonville Program -- Combined Jax and Ponte Vedra Holiday Celebration

Kayak Trout Creek

Hike Fort Clinch State Park

Ponte Vedra Beach Monthly Program -- Seismic Testing Off Our Northeast Florida Coast

Hike in Guana

Jacksonville Program -- Dredging & the Dolphins of St. Johns River

Ponte Vedra Beach Monthly Program -- Protecting the First Coast with a National Marine Sanctuary

Jacksonville Program -- Osceola National Forest

Kayak Durbin Creek

Hike Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Ponte Vedra Beach Monthly Program -- Cycling and Camping in Iceland

Hike Stokes Landing

Historic Walking Tour of St. Augustine

Gardening for Wildlife -- Jacksonville Garden Club

Sierra Club Outings Leader Information Session

Hike Ravine Gardens State Park

Explore Tree Hill Nature Center

Kayak Deep Creek

Climate Change and Its Effects on Wildlife -- Carolyn Antman

Bike the Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail

John Muir Belated Birthday Hike in Guana

Ponte Vedra Beach Monthly Program -- Visiting Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

Sierra Club Jacksonville Program -- Crosby Sanctuary -- Pete Johnson

Hiking, Biking and Kayaking Weekend Getaway on Jekyll Island, GA

Hiking and Exploring Princess Place Preserve

Cuba: Effects of Climate Change After the Embargo -- Amanda Hodges