Welcome to the Sangamon Valley Group of the Sierra Club
Sierra Club members are 750,000 of your friends & neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to explore, enjoy and protect our beautiful planet.
Join the Sangamon Valley Group for a program meeting the fourth Tues. of every month - September through May. Programs are free and open to the public. See our event calendar for location and details.
Executive Committee meets the first Tues. of each month at the Lincoln Library in downtown Springfield. See you soon!
"Climb the mountains and nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, had a profound love for the natural world. He experienced great peace in nature, but also witnessed injustices against it. Recognizing that the environment lacked its own voice, Muir spoke on its behalf. "The battle for conservation will go on endlessly," said Muir. "It is part of the universal warfare between right and wrong."
It is with Muir's spirit that the Sangamon Valley Group of the Sierra Club volunteers lend their voices for the environment. By lending your own voice you can help combat climate change, advance the green economy and renewable energy, and encourage families to get outdoors.
Muir recognized that some would always seek profit at the expense of the environment. Still, nature can be protected when our voices are raised together. "Wrong cannot last," said Muir, "Soon or late it must fall, while some compensating good must surely follow."