About Us

The Cherokee Group is one of four Groups within the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, a national environmental organization with over two million members. Our motto is Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet.

We work to protect the natural world via education, advocacy of issues, support of local political candidates who support our goals, and by building and joining coalitions. Also, we seek to enhance appreciation of the outdoors through our outings and programs. We encourage you to join us.

The Cherokee Group is based in Chattanooga and represents the counties of Bledsoe, Bradley, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Jackson, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Overton, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Sequatchie, VanBuren, Warren, and White in Southeast Tennessee.

Conservation: We work on a variety of conservation issues that are local, state-wide, and national in scope. Our initiatives range from the nationwide Beyond Coal Campaign that promotes using clean, renewable energy vs. fossil fuels to educating citizens and leaders on the importance of environmental protection.

Outings: You don't have to be a Sierra Club member to participate in any Sierra outings. Whether you are a seasoned hiker, wish to try something new, or are looking for a family outing, we welcome you to join us at our regular outings.

Monthly Programs: The public is welcome at all Sierra Club Meetings and Activities! You will find yourself among friends and learning something interesting.

All are welcome to join us at our Monthly Programs held on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 pm. These programs are presented in person and also hosted online through Zoom.  Join us for interesting and informative talks on various topics. The public is very welcome. Watch for an email with the login instructions for each program.

Strategy/Business Meetings: Our Strategy/Business Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 pm via zoom. Add your ideas and share your concerns.  All are welcome!

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Meeting ID: 813 2145 8819
Passcode: 024474