Grassroots Action, Powerful Reach. Local Groups serve smaller geographic areas within the state. Each group carries out the Sierra Club’s mission at the grassroots level. Some of the activities may include promoting conservation, developing campaigns, organizing outings, educating and engaging members, endorsing local political candidates. They hold regular meetings that may have a range of topics from education to engagement to just plain fun. Local Groups are a great way to get to know the activists who live near you, and engage powerfully in the local issues that matter. Each Group also appoints a delegate to represent the interests of the Group on the Chapter Executive Committee.


Choose your region to find your Group*

Central Jersey

North Jersey (Hackensack)
Passaic & Bergen 

Gateway (formerly Essex County Group)
Essex (except for Livingston, Millburn, and Roseland), plus Elizabeth and Hillside

Skylands (formerly Northwest Jersey Group)
Sussex and northern Warren Counties

Hudson County
Serving all of Hudson County

Raritan Valley
Somerset & Middlesex Counties

Hunterdon Warren 
Hunterdon and Southern Warren Counties

Ocean County
Serving all of Ocean County, from the Pine Barrens to the Shore

Jersey Shore (Oceanport)

South Jersey (Linwood)
Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, & Salem

Loantaka (Chatham)
Morris and Union Counties (except for Elizabeth and Hillside), plus Livingston, Millburn, and Roseland, (approximately)

West Jersey (Collingswood)
Serving Most of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

* Note: These geographic areas are approximate: You’re welcome to participate in the Group that aligns with your local interest. 



Special Interest Sections

Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO)

Our motto is “No Child Left Inside.” NJ ICO is dedicated to providing safe and fun wilderness trips for children and teens who otherwise would have limited access to the outdoors. Volunteer leaders collaborate with community partners to facilitate, lead and promote events that will educate and foster a love of nature and the outdoors for these young people. Our program works to reduce barriers by providing gear, transportation and trip fees. Our leaders create opportunities to explore, enjoy, and advocate for nature. 

LGBTQ Section

Promoting environmental activism and gender equity. We offer hikes, cleanups and meetings.

Senior/50 Plus Section

Offering a regular calendar of activities and events, including hikes, clean ups, social gatherings, dinners and other functions intended for members over 50

Sierra Student Coalition

A semi-autonomous organization of college and high-school students.