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We're involved in environmental education, conservation, and political issues.  We lead fun outings such as hikes, trail maintenance, snow-shoeing walks, and more. Join in and help us protect our air, land and water throughout our beautiful state!

Coal and Oil Train Count in Snohomish County

April 19 - 25Oil Train

Over the past two years, an increasing number of crude-oil trains have been passing through Snohomish County. They carry crude oil from the Bakken Range in North Dakota to refineries at Anacortes and Cherry Point, Wash. 

Find out how important this is and how to participate.

Great Environmental Issues Slam

Tuesday, April 21
Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, Seattle

Students from eight schools that have strong environmental instruction will make five minute presentations.  The audience will vote to determine one winner based on the most persuasive presentation.  A panel of judges will select the second winner.  The winners will receive cash awards, trophies and passes to cruise on the Sound Experience ship The Adventuress.

6:30 - 7:00 pm  Socializing and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:30 pm  Presentations and Awards.

Moderated by Ron Sims, former King County Executive

Presented by the Washington Foundation for the Environment, along with the Sierra Club, Futurewise, Climate Solutions, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Sound Experience, Washington Environmental Council and CH2MHill.

South King County Group Restores Habitat and Fights Coal

The South King County Group has a long-term commitment to restoring habitat along Soos Creek.Barred Owl Dan Streiffert

In spring 2014, for example, members of the South King County Group completed two service events at Soos Creek Park to address rebounding invasive flora at their past planting sites. They also helped with a large King County volunteer event in early September in support of our Soos Creek Park work.

The group received a $5,000 grant from the Rose Foundation to support purchase of plants and hog fuel. Two service outings in October and November included plantings and restoration using these new materials.

Here's more news about their volunteer work in south King County -- including what they're doing to fight coal!

Promoting Habitat, Wildlands and Recreation

Cascade Checkerboard Project

By Charle Raines, Checkerboard Project Director

The Sierra Club’s Cascade Checkerboard Project works to maintain and restore wildlife habitat and quiet recreation in the Central Cascades. In the past year, there have made considerable progress despite some disappointments and further delays on critical conservation planning.

For the rest of the story ...

Join our campaign for a Coal Free Washington!

Beyond Coal blue dot

Learn about Colstrip, the Northwest’s largest source of carbon pollution and one of the dirtiest power plants west of the Mississippi.

Click Here to read the recent Cascade Crest Winter article about this campaign's work.

Featured Local Group

Mt Baker Group photoLocal Sierra Club volunteers in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties are protecting our environment with their work to prevent coal exports, supporting Governor Inslee’s Climate and Pollution Action plan and more. 

See the Mount Baker Group’s story and how you can help. 

Click Here for details. 


Washington has 10 local groups operated by volunteers. Each group will be featured here in the future. To see the full list of Local Groups click Here


Alpine Lakes Wilderness Protections Bill Passed!

Granite-Bandera forest ALW Addns Sep2010

The Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club applauds the resolve and persistence of Senator Murray and Representatives Reichert and DelBene.

 The U.S. Senate passed the bill to protect vital additions to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness while also adding three new spectacular rivers to the our state’s Wild and Scenic River system. The House passed the package earlier.

Read the full news release. Click HERE.

Date Event More Information
Sun, 04/19/2015 to Sat, 04/25/2015 Coal and Oil Train Count (Everett)
to 11:00 PM

Sun, 04/19/2015 Wallace Falls (near Gold Bar off US Hwy 2)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wallace Falls State Park, 14503 Wallace Lake Road, Gold Bar
Mon, 04/20/2015 Water & Salmon Committee meeting (Seattle)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

180 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Tue, 04/21/2015 Great Environmental Issues Slam (Seattle)
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Miller Community Center, 330 19th Avenue East, Seattle
Sat, 04/25/2015 Diobsud Creek Rainforest Trail Maintenance, North Cascades
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Diobsud Creek - call ahead for carpool locations
Sun, 04/26/2015 Shell NO: Seattle Draws the Line
2:00 PM

Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Wed, 05/06/2015 National Forest Committee Meeting (Seattle)
7:00 PM

180 Nickerson Street #202, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Tue, 05/12/2015 Snohomish Group Volunteer's meeting (Edmonds)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

1124 2nd Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020
Thu, 05/14/2015 NOG Executive Committee Meeting (Sequim)
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

630 North Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382, USA
Mon, 05/18/2015 Water & Salmon Committee meeting (Seattle)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

180 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

North Olympic Exec Committee Meeting (Sequim)

Snohomish Group Meets (REI Lynnwood)

Water & Salmon Committee

Savor Your Soil: Know Your Compost!

South King County Group General Mtg

Soos Creek Park Restoration Event

Snohomish Group Meets (REI Lynnwood)

North Olympic Group Executive Committee Meeting

The Wilderness Act Led by Ruth Scott of Olympic National Park

Water & Salmon Committee (Seattle)

Free Screening of DamNation Film (Seattle)

South King County Group General Meeting

Soos Creek Park Restoration Event

Holiday Party (Seattle)

Snowshoe Walk (Stevens Pass)

Volunteers' meeting

Snohomish Group Volunteer's meeting (Edmonds)

Beyond Coal Washington Task Force Meeting (Seattle)

The Extraordinary Ecology & Conservation of Marbled & Kittlitz’s Murrelets (Seattle)

Water & Salmon Committee meeting (Seattle)

Presser and House Hearing on the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act (Olympia)


Seattle Legislative Climate Action Forum

Olympia Legislative Climate Action Forum

Birding Walk (Conway)

Legislative Hearing: Oil Transportation Safety Act (Olympia)

The Wisdom to Survive: A Movie Night for Climate Justice (Tukwila)

Film Screening of Dryland (Spokane)

Mt Baker Volunteer Meeting (Bham)

Snohomish Group Volunteer's meeting (Edmonds)

North Olympic Group Executive Committee Meeting

House bill hearing: SB 5874 / HB 2002 “The Closure of Coal-Fired Electric Generation Facilities”(Olympia)

Canceled Water & Salmon Committee meeting (Seattle)

Seattle ICO Volunteers and Supporters Night Out

Winter Waters 2015 – Restoring the Upper Columbia River (Spokane)

Captain Charles Moore, 'A Month in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

Soos Creek Park Restoration Event (Kent)

Snohomish Group Volunteer's meeting (Edmonds)

North Olympic Group Board Retreat (Sequim)

Water & Salmon Committee meeting (Seattle)

Mt Baker Volunteer Meeting (Bham)

Stand Up to Oil trains public meeting (Camas)

SnoCo Together Community Skills Fair (Everett)

Meadowdale Park--Lund's Gulch Trail (Edmonds)

Free Movie Screening: Return of the River (Monroe)

Wallace Falls (near Gold Bar off US Hwy 2)

National Forest Committee Meeting (Seattle)

Monthly Leaders/Activists Meeting

North Olympic Group Executive Committee Meeting (Port Townsend)

Lake Ozette Outing (Olympic Peninsula)

Snohomish Group Volunteer's meeting (Everett)

Train Watch Planning Meeting (Everett)

Coal and Oil Train Count (Everett)

Wallace Falls (near Gold Bar off US Hwy 2)

Water & Salmon Committee meeting (Seattle)

Great Environmental Issues Slam (Seattle)

Diobsud Creek Rainforest Trail Maintenance, North Cascades

Shell NO: Seattle Draws the Line

National Forest Committee Meeting (Seattle)

Snohomish Group Volunteer's meeting (Edmonds)

NOG Executive Committee Meeting (Sequim)

Water & Salmon Committee meeting (Seattle)