Sierra Club Outdoors
Local Outdoors Adventures
Paddle The Wild Neches River (Dallas TX), Mar 13–16, 2014.
This flat water canoe/kayak trip provides an opportunity for solitude while paddling the beautiful Neches River through the heavily wooded Big Thicket National Preserve in southeast Texas. The Neches River is considered by experts to be one of the top 10 flat water rivers in the lower 48 states.
Trips for the Military, Veterans, and their Families
North Carolina Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors, Apr 26, 2014.
April is the month of the military child. Join us as we celebrate our nation’s youngest heroes. This April, partners will join forces to connect military children with the outdoors near Camp Onslow Beach, Lejeune. Families will have access to kayaking, hiking, crafts, camping, and one on one access to some of the areas outdoor organizations. Follow the link for more information.
"There's nothing more familiar than planning the next days summit attempt, working as a team, with each member having a specific role, to execute that plan. Programs like this take the rewarding components of combat- camaraderie and a sense of mission, and apply it to mountaineering. You quickly form bonds with fellow veterans you've really only just met, and take on ambitious goals together."
—Dan Wiwczar, Military Outdoors Veteran
"Sharing the beauty of nature with someone for the first time and seeing the smile on their face is the best feeling. It really inspires me when young people from our participant groups become involved with ICO to help share their experiences with others and become amazing trip leaders."
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—Vinny Abeygunawardena, ICO Raft Guide and Leader
"Leading Outings is simply the most enjoyable and easiest form of environmental activism there is. You get people out on the trail and the woods and mountains and rivers do all the persuading. People have a great time and there's no need to preach or cajole. Leading outings is a great way to recharge and reconnect with what got you into the Sierra Club in the first place. I highly recommend it!"
—Local Outings Leader Rick Marshall, Camas, WA
From Our Blog
Baltimore public school teacher Brad Hunter, above at right, a volunteer leader for the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings program, says he found out about ICO totally by happenstance. "I'd been overseas for some time and I came back to visit my parents," he recalls. "My mom...
"A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit friends the night before their fifth grade son, Johannes, participated in a speaking contest called 'I believe...' designed to help the fifth graders share something they were very passionate about. Johannes spoke about the outdoors...
Last week I had the opportunity to go for a hike in the Hollywood Hills with a few Sierra Club friends and veterans, as well as Brooklyn Decker. Having never spent that much time in LA, it was nice to drive off the freeway and up into the Hollywood Hills to Griffith Park, the 11th...
It's not hard to understand why the Sierra Club has had a long and proud relationship with the men and women who serve our country in the armed services. As our history shows, a passion for exploring and enjoying the outdoors is a natural complement of both the skills and the spirit of the...