Paddling, Digging, Wading, and Weeding:
Pittsburgh Sierra Club activists Don Erdeljac, Dave Rizzo, and Rachel Martin get ready to paddle up the cold Allegheny River to deliver a message—actually, 4,000 messages—to the Department of Environmental Protection at Washington's Landing in November. Those bundles in ther hands are postcards from area residents calling for stricter limits on mercury pollution.
Sarah James, a member of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, comes to the Sierra Summit all the way from Arctic Village, the northernmost Native village in the United States, calling for portection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Gwich'in diet is based on wild caribou meat. PHOTO BY DAVID WASSERMAN.
Club Partnerships Program staffers Lyndsay Moseley, left, and Melanie Griffin flank civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery at a diversity summit in October. PHOTO BY ALAN SPEARS.
A girlf from the Chicago and Northern Indiana Boys and Girls Clubs tests water quality at the Indiana Dunes as part of the Building Bridges to the Outdoors program, sponsored by the Sierra Club Youth Services Program and the Illinois Chapter. PHOTO BY MARTIN LEBLANC.
It's Mr. Green, a.k.a. Bob Schildgen, Sierra's advice columnist, dispensing his wisdom at the Sierra Summit. PHOTO BY JOHN BYRNE BARRY.
Two participants on Sierra Summit service outings, one removing invasive species at Crissy Field, above, the other doing trail work at Sutro Baths, below. PHOTOS BY DAVID WASSERMAN.
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