About Us

We are the Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club. Santa Cruz County is on the central coast of California at the northern end of Monterey Bay.

The Sierra Club has chapters throughout the United States and Canada that offer opportunities for local involvement, activism and outings. Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

The mission of the Sierra Club is "To explore, enjoy and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives."

Our bylaws can be found here.