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

New Members Welcome Event & Outings Preview


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We want to welcome members who have recently joined the Sierra Club as well as invite long standing members and even non members who are interested to join us for a get acquainted meeting. We will introduce all the benefits being a member offers and review the activities and events that our Group offers.  Light refreshments will be served.

We will also preview our plans for spring and summer Outings and recap some recent winter trips. Meet our Outings leaders and let us know what you are interested in doing and some places you'd like to see us travel to. Our outings are open to the general public.


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

More info


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Wild & Scenic Film Festival April 10                       Climate Action 411 Conference April 11

See Events Page for more information

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

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
Fri, 04/10/2015 Wild And Scenic Film Festival
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

1025 North Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067, USA
Sat, 04/11/2015 Climate Action 411 Conference
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

1025 North Smith Street, Palatine, IL 60067, USA
Sat, 04/18/2015 2015 Earth Day Celebration
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Deer Grove Forest Preserve, 536 N Harlem Ave, River Forest, IL 60305, 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

Wild And Scenic Film Festival

Climate Action 411 Conference

2015 Earth Day Celebration