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 Presentation

2015 Environmental Legislative Priorities

Presented by Jack Darin, Executive Director, Illinois Chapter of The Sierra Club

with Special Guest IL State Representative Michelle Mussman, 56th District

 Jack Darin                  Rep Mussman


Please join us for an important presentation and discussion on the environmental legislation that our state General Assembly will be considering in the upcoming session. The policies and laws in the state play a very important role in the kind of future we are mapping out for ourselves. Besides learning about the variety of issues we are focused to, you can also learn the role you can play in supporting them. Also planning to attend is Rep. Michelle Mussman who can offer her assessment of the upcoming session and working with our new Governor.

Presentation will be at the Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg (Directions) on February 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

More info


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 notable speakers such as President Toni Preckwinkle (twice!).

2015 Earth Day

Date Event More Information
Thu, 03/12/2015 Outings Preview & New Member Welcome Night
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

1111 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194, USA
Fri, 03/27/2015 to Mon, 03/30/2015 Early Bird Advanced-Backpack Shawnee Nat'l Forest
11:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Ferne Clyffe, 90 Office Drive, Goreville, IL 62939, USA

Alaskan Adventures

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

Solar Social

Wisconsin River Canoe Weekend

Deer Grove Sustainability Festival

September Program Meeting

Exploratory Backpacking Trip on the Adventure Hiking Trail in Southern Indiana

South Kettle Moraine Beginner's Backpack

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

Spring Valley Nature Center Workday

Cross Country Ski day Moraine Hills State Park

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Update

Environmental Legislation Update

Outings Preview & New Member Welcome Night

Early Bird Advanced-Backpack Shawnee Nat'l Forest