The Sierra Club's members are 750,000 of your friends
and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our
communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most
influential grassroots environmental organization.
our mission and purpose
The Sierra Club
was started in 1892 by
John Muir and others who had a committed interest in preserving what is now
Yosemite National Park. John Muir believed if "ordinary" people would come
see that wild space then they would just naturally want to protect it.
For over 123 years Sierra Club has been on a
two-fold mission of taking people on "outings" to see our wild spaces and
then acting lawfully to "conserve" our habitats for the long term benefit
of all living things. The Sierra Club mission and purpose that guides our
To explore, enjoy, and
protect the wild places of the Earth
Dallas Sierra Club volunteer leaders conduct over 150 outings a year
free of charge. These outings include day hikes around Dallas, weekend
car camps at various state parks, and backpack trips to national
You can learn how outings work and then look at
the outings list to find a trip that interests you. You can also talk to
our Outings leadership about our program and training.
To practice and promote the
responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources
The Dallas Group focuses on local conservation issues to promote
citizen awareness and participation in improving the health of our
planet and local community.
Our volunteer leaders conduct our outings in a way
that minimizes the impact on our environment. These volunteer also teach
classes on backpacking, wilderness navigation and wilderness medicine.
To educate and enlist
humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human
The Dallas Regional Group hosts a general meeting the second Tuesday
of each month at 7:00 pm. Click here for meeting location information.
These meetings are free, open to the public and feature interesting
topics relevant to our local community.
We also have service opportunities in our
community and support issues that improve the health and life of our
To use all lawful means to
carry out these objectives
Dallas Sierra Club volunteers are active in local elections,
environmental issues and legislation that affects our families and our
futures. Find out more at the Conservation page.
The Dallas Regional Group of the Sierra Club in
entirely volunteer; we have no paid or full-time staff. We are governed by
a nine member Executive Committee (ExCom)
which meets 6:30 pm the first
Wednesday of each month.
ExCom sets Dallas Group policy and conducts Group
business in accordance with our bylaws. ExCom meetings are open to all
members and members are encouraged to attend and speak out.
who we are
The Dallas Regional Group is an all volunteer grassroots organization. We
are organized around the following four groups of special interests and
Outings Volunteer Leaders
These volunteer leaders are responsible for creating and conducting our
outings program. Talk to any of these people about hiking, canoeing,
bicycling activities. There are also leaders for singles and family
Conservation Volunteer Leaders
These people are the Issue Coordinators that focus on various
conservation topics including clean air and water, transportation,
hazardous waste, forests and endangered species.
Special Interest Volunteer
These volunteers create special programs that reach out to inner city
youth, provide photographic/video opportunities, political activism and
local service projects.
Executive Committee (ExCom)
The nine elected ExCom members are responsible for Dallas Sierra Club policy,
budgets and volunteer programs.
There are several groups within the Dallas Sierra
Club which focus on getting people with similar interests together. Three
such groups are:
Inner City Outings (ICO)
ICO has been introducing disadvantaged children to the wilderness for
years. ICO is our local community outreach program making a difference
in the lives of our youth.
Photography and Video
These groups help volunteers learn how to create photographs and videos
that are more creative, entertaining and informative. Both novice and
experience people learn together.
We have special outings for single adults to have fun and meet others
with environmental interests. Join this group and hit the trail with
some new friends.
The Young Sierrans is a life stage section within the Dallas Sierra Club.
Their mission is to
connect, inform and involve environmentally-minded individuals in their
20s and 30s with opportunities that explore, enjoy and protect our
Sierra Club is the premier grassroots environmental organization deriving
its strength from local Groups of volunteers. These local Groups, such as
Dallas, are organized into state Chapters which comprise the national
The Dallas Regional Group of the Sierra Club is 4,100 people committed
to improving the health and well being of all residents through
responsible, legal environmental activism.
The Dallas Regional Group is part of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra
Club serving over 23,000 members throughout Texas except El Paso. The
Lone Star Chapter provides a full time professional activist staff to
lobby the Texas legislature to protect and preserve Texas' diverse and
valuable natural heritage.
The Dallas Regional Group and the Lone Star Chapter are part of the
Sierra Club serving 750,000 members throughout the United States and
how to join us
The Sierra Club has been devoted to preserving nature's miracles for over
100 years. We belong because we are committed to a more healthy Earth, and
we encourage you to check out the benefits of Sierra Club membership.
There are two quick ways to join. You can attend a
Dallas Sierra Club general meeting and get a special price and gift for
joining at the meeting.
Or you can join
online. Or to print a mail-in
click here. If you're already a member, you can
If you want more information, send an e-mail to our
Membership Chair or call the Dallas Regional Group voice mail at
214-369-5543. (We are all volunteers, so the voice mail may take some days
to get a message back to you.)
Whether you join or not, you are welcome to
participate in all our Sierra Club activities.
Find out how to make a donation toward the work
of the Dallas group.
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and to our monthly e-mail newsletter!