Triangle Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. ICO is dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities to people that would not otherwise have them, including low-income youth of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. ICO is made up entirely of volunteer leaders who organize a variety of outdoor adventures, including hiking, camping, swimming, boating, and service learning for people of all ages and abilities. Through these outings, participants are introduced to the wilderness, the Sierra Club and its values, and how to tread lightly by using Leave No Trace ethics.

ICO would like to express its sincere thanks to RTI (www.rti.org). Their Community Partnerships Program awarded Triangle ICO funds to support our upcoming outings. Get new volunteers to join Sierra Club online and your group will receive a rebate for the full membership amount.