Welcome to our Group's New Website

Please be patient as we finish updating the site with latest information. This site is for our members and our local community, and produced by our members. It is an important vehicle to connect with our local community around issues we care deeply about. We are in need of volunteers to help maintain the site and add content. The new site is easy to edit but you can help by just providing content that can be dropped in. If interested in helping and/or contributing content, send a note to Peter Gorr at peter.gorr@illinois.sierraclub.org.

Northwest Cook County Group of the Illinois Sierra Club

The NWCCG is a local group of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. We have approximately 1,500 members in the northwest suburbs of Cook County. The boundaries for our group include: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Mt Prospect, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood and Wheeling. We are an all-volunteer Group of caring people who enjoy getting outdoors, learning about how to care for our fragile world, and influencing behavior change through our own actions, effective communication, and advancing positive environmental policies and practices. Please consider joining us on an outing or attending one of our programs or events. When you join Sierra Club, you are automatically made a member of the local Group so please drop in and see the additional benefits we offer.

Upcoming Events

Earth Day 2015

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Plan to be in attendance at our annual Earth Day Celebration in April. Date will be April 18 at Deer Grove West Forest Preserve in Palatine.  Past events have brought out over 200 people and we are happy to announce that US Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will be our featured lunchtime speaker.

2015 Earth Day

Climate Action Rally & Lobby Day

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Join us for a Climate Action Rally in Springfield on April 22.  We will also be walking the halls and talking to our elected officials about important panding environmental legislation.

Bus transportation is available from Schaumburg.

See Full details HERE

Date Event More Information
Sat, 05/09/2015 Spring Hike at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Du Page County
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Blackwell County Forest Preserve, West Chicago, IL 60185, USA
Fri, 05/29/2015 to Sun, 05/31/2015 Beginner's Backpack South Kettle Moraine, WI
9:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hickory Woods Group Campground, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA
Sat, 05/30/2015 Spring Hike at Indiana Dunes
9:00 AM

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter, IN 46304, USA
Sat, 06/13/2015 Secrets of the IM Canal Bike Ride
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Illinois & Michigan Canal Bike Trail
Fri, 06/26/2015 to Sun, 06/28/2015 Hike, Paddle & Camp at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
5:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Empire Township Campground, 7264 West Osborn Road, Empire, MI 49630, USA

CANCELLED Dayhike Moraine Hills State Park with Wildflowers

Alaskan Adventures

CANCELLED Beginners Backpack at South Kettle Moraine State Forest, WI

Spring Hike at the Crabtree Nature Center and Preserve

Bike & Trolley Ride Along The Fox River, East Dundee, IL

Guided Sunset Nature Walk Through Spring Valley Nature Center

AT CAPACITY Hike and Paddle Along the Nippersink Creek at Glacial Park Conservation Area

Solar Social

AT CAPACITY Summer Paddle Down the Lower Fox River

Wisconsin River Canoe Weekend

Deer Grove Sustainability Festival

September Program Meeting

Exploratory Backpacking Trip on the Adventure Hiking Trail in Southern Indiana

NYC – People Climate March

October Program Meeting

Fall hike at the Palos Forest Preserve, Willow Springs, IL

November Program Meeting

December Pot Luck & Holiday Party

Monarch Butterfly Presentation

AT CAPACITY Winter Hike at Starved Rock State Park to see Bald Eagles and Frozen Waterfalls

Spring Valley Nature Center Workday

Cross Country Ski day Moraine Hills State Park

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Update

Environmental Legislation Update

CANCELLED Door County XC Ski Weekend (New Date!!!)

Outings Preview & New Member Welcome Night

Early Bird Advanced-Backpack Shawnee National Forest

Legislative Town Hall Meeting

Wild And Scenic Film Festival

Climate Action 411 Conference

2015 Earth Day Celebration

Spring Hike at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Du Page County

Beginner's Backpack South Kettle Moraine, WI

Spring Hike at Indiana Dunes

Secrets of the IM Canal Bike Ride

Hike, Paddle & Camp at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore