The Prairie Group of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club covers twelve counties in east-central Illinois.  A seven-member executive committee meets regularly to discuss and organize conservation and lobbying activities, outings, and events.  Our approximately 900 members stay apprised of Group activities and politics via the website, Facebook, our newsletter, and the Alerts listserv.  The Group's conservation priorities include protecting the Mahomet Aquifer from contaminants, ending the use of coal, and creating more open space and natural habitats.  If you would like to be more involved in the Sierra Club, please contact us (scprairiegroup01 {at}!

Newsletter:  Find our latest (April, 2015) newsletter here.    Or, December, or August, or April, 2014.




We have a monthly booth at the Urbana Farmer's Market (third Saturdays), and run Sierra Club's weekly radio program on WEFT-FM (90.1 MHz, Tuesdays at 5:30PM).

E-mail listserves

Our IL-Prairie-Alerts listserv (typically 1-3 messages/week) lets you know about local events of environmental interest from our group and others; outings (hikes, picnics, stargazing, invasive-species removal, ...); calls to action (contacting legislators, attending public hearings, ...) and so on.   Write us ( to sign up or off, or do it yourself here:

Our IL-Prairie-Newsletter listserv receives three newsletters per year, in April, August and December. Write us about signing up, or do it yourself at:

Upcoming events ...

'A Fierce Green Fire' - free showing - the environmental movement, '60s-today

Candidate forum: Champaign Mayor, Champaign Park Board

Environmental Cook and Book Club

Boneyard Community Day - Boulware Trail in Champaign

Starwatching with CUAS/CCFPD at Middle Fork

Earth Week Happy Hour @ Escobar's

Energy Forum @ YMCA - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency