Nashville Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Boys and Girls Club enjoying KayakingInspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO), is a community outreach program of the Sierra Club. This program seeks to provide urban youth and adults with positive outdoor experiences. The goal of ICO is to allow participants to discover the beauty of wild places and learn how to enjoy and protect our wild environments. By bringing people of diverse backgrounds into the environmental community, it is hoped that the ICO program strengthens the ranks of the environmental movement at large.
Cooling off in the Duck River after a day of funThe Nashville ICO Group works with several local agencies and community centers to lead hikes and other outings. The program is made possible by its volunteers who give generously of their time and skills to participate in training, receive first aid education, and lead outings. Financial support from foundations and individuals is always needed and appreciated.
Teaching kids about nature at Radnor LakeThe first Inner City Outings took place in 1971 in San Francisco. Since then, this Sierra Club program has spread all across the country, helping youth, who normally wouldn't have the chance, explore and love the great outdoors. However, we can not do it without people who love to share their enthusiasm for kids, teaching, and having fun. 
Please contact one of the people below, letting them know you want to help out. Before you know it, you will be having more fun than the kids!

Co-Chairs - Craig Jervis and Joy Mayfield joy.mayfield@comcast.net
Treasurer - Scott Heflinger
Agency Outreach - Joy Mayfield - joy.mayfield@comcast.net

Leaders are: Craig Jervis, Marcia Jervis, Joy Mayfield, Betty Ann Lay, Suzanne Petrey, Daniel Shaykevich, Betsy Garber,  Caroline Drury"Mountain Dave" Kuhn, Charlie HighBill Thrasher


ICO MEETING: Dec. 7, 2015 (Monday) – 6:15 p.m. – Come join our Nashville Inspiring Connections Outdoors Group as we meet at the Mad Platter restaurant at 1239 6th Ave. North, Nashville.  We will discuss our outings for disadvantaged kids and senior citizens, and training.  Contact Craig Jervis at cmjervis@comcast.net to make sure the meeting is still on. Put “ICO” in the subject line.