Local Groups

Local Groups

Our individual members are the heart of the John Muir Chapter. We are organized into six Local Groups, each with its own officers, activities, conservation priorities, programs, and activities. We work together on statewide and regional issues, and each group selects a delegate who represents the group members as a voting member of the Chapter Executive Committee. 

To find the Local Group nearest to you, see the Wisconsin map on this page, read the county descriptions and leader contact information for each group below, or contact the Chapter Office for assistance.

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter's Local Groups

Chippewa Valley Group (Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk & St. Croix Counties)
Visit the web site
Contact Caryn Treiber (715) 684-9374, or via email

Coulee Region Group  (Crawford, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempleau & Vernon Counties) 
Visit the web site
Contact Group Chair Marilyn Pedretti: (608) 317-9698 or via email

Four Lakes Group (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock & Sauk Counties)
Visit the web site
Contact Dave Blouin: (608) 233-8455 or via email

Fox Valley Group  (Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie,  Waupaca, & Winnebago Counties)
Visit the web site
Contact Alan Lawrence (920) 730-9515 or via email

Great Waters Group  (Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha & Milwaukee Counties)
Visit the web site
Contact Dianne Dagelen (414) 771-1505, (414) 232-3208 or via email

Southeast Gateway Group  (Walworth, Racine, & Kenosha Counties)
Visit the web site
Contact LD Rockwell (262-742-4306, or via email)

Unassigned Areas

We are interested in activating new groups in undesignated territories, or areas in Wisconsin without a Local Sierra Club Group.  Group requirements include finding several members who are willing to serve as elected local leaders to work on local conservation issues and lead Outings in their communities, from recycling to lake clean ups to mining to local elections and more.   If you have an interest in working with local Sierra Club members in your area to form and maintain a Group, please contact the Chapter Office.  Until then, all Sierra Club members living in Wisconsin will receive Sierra magazine, our Muir View newesletter, and have access to all Sierra Club Outings and activities. 

Specialty Groups

River Touring Section (Statewide): Statewide outings section dedicated to canoeing, kayaking and other quiet water sports
Contact Rich Krieg, Chair via email or call (920) 660-3557
Visit their web site

Inner City Outings (Madison): Madison Inner City Outings is part of the National Inner City Outings (ICO), an outreach program of the Sierra Club. ICO offers hiking and camping trips, boating and skiing outings, and other outdoor adventures to underprivileged youth in the Madison area.  Visit their web site to learn more about volunteer meetings and contact information.

Sierra Student Coalition: The Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working to protect the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club. Visit their website or Facebook Page to learn more about the Sierra Student Coalition or contact Elizabeth Ward via email.