About Us

The Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club is the largest environmental non-profit in Iowa that endorses candidates, lobbies at the Capitol and empowers volunteers to engage with elected officials.   The Iowa Chapter, formed in 1972, has members in every Iowa county.  

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We attend to issues of statewide importance.  We work with state agencies, the Iowa Legislature, and other environmental organizations to protect Iowa’s environment.  The Chapter takes legal action to protect Iowa’s environment when it is necessary and appropriate.  Through action alerts, we provide our members opportunities to contact legislators and other decision-makers bout pending environmental issues.  We also endorse candidates for political office, as well as assist the candidates’ campaigns.

Iowa Chapter members care about clean water, clean air, healthy ecosystems and sustainable agriculture.  We support clean, renewable energy solutions to mitigate climate change.      

Members of the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club have volunteered their time to protect the natural areas and environment of Iowa since its founding.  

As part of a national organization, many of our members volunteer on national issues and serve on national committees.  We also benefit in exchanging information with members in other states.

We continue to build on our successes and remain vigilant in protecting our natural areas and our environment.  To read about our successes

Contact us at:

Sierra Club, Iowa Chapter
Mailing address: PO Box 1058, Marion, Iowa 52302
Office: 3839 Merle Hay Road, Suite 280, Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-277-8868
Email address: iowa.chapter@sierraclub.org

 The Chapter has eight groups that work on local and state issues.  These groups also sponsor programs and outings.  You are welcome to attend these events.  For more information