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

The Fascinating World of Monarch Butterflies

Presented by Doug Taron, PhD

Doug Taron

Please join us for a fascinating and informative presentation on the Monarch Butterfly by local renowned expert Dr. Doug Taron.

Presentation will be at the Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg (Directions) on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

 

The Fascinating World of Monarch Butterflies

Earth Day 2015

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Plan to be in attendance at our annual Earth Day Celebration in April. Date will be either April 18 or 25 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!).

Date Event More Information
Thu, 01/08/2015 Monarch Butterfly Presentation
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

1111 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194, USA
Sun, 01/18/2015 Winter Hiking at Starved Rock State Park to see the Frozen Waterfalls
10:00 AM

Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL 61373, United States
Sat, 01/24/2015 Spring Valley Nature Center Workday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

1111 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194, USA
Sun, 01/25/2015 Cross Country Ski day Moraine Hills State Park
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Moraine Hills State Park, 1510 South River Road, McHenry, IL 60051, USA
Fri, 02/06/2015 to Mon, 02/09/2015 Door County XC Ski Weekend
9:00 PM to 1:00 PM

4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor, WI 54209, USA
Thu, 02/12/2015 Environmental Legislation Update
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

1111 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194, USA
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

Monarch Butterfly Presentation

Winter Hiking at Starved Rock State Park to see the Frozen Waterfalls

Spring Valley Nature Center Workday

Cross Country Ski day Moraine Hills State Park

Door County XC Ski Weekend

Environmental Legislation Update

Outings Preview & New Member Welcome Night