We hope you find something you'll enjoy doing in our newsletter and join us in our efforts to protect the environment, locally and nationally! As a grassroots organization, the support of our volunteers is what keeps us moving. Whether you have a passion for the environment, are looking for a way to leave your mark, or just want to get your hands dirty, we are sure you'll find a purpose in the Miami Group.
Monarch Conservation – From Your Yard to the Mountains of Mexico
Please attend our 7pm February 1st Virtual Inning on Monarch butterfly migration!
The survival of Monarchs depends upon the actions we take in our yards and the actions we take to support Monarch conservation in the mountains of Mexico. Discover how to attract Monarchs to your yard for both nectar and reproduction. Immerse yourself in the reality of Monarch conservation in Mexico.
Miami Group Sierra Club Volunteer Fair
Calling All Champions of the Earth!
Join us for a Virtual Volunteer Fair to learn more about our work, and about opportunities to work and play with other Sierra Club Earth Champions!
We want YOU to join us in our world-changing efforts. Every Miami Group committee has openings for volunteers to work on projects affecting every aspect of our efforts to explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
From lobbying our legislators, to fighting for clean water and air; from leading hikes, to teaching children about nature… we have a wide range of opportunities
Virtual Meetings on Metro Improvements in 2021
Register today! All meetings begin at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
February 2, 2021 at 6 pm
Rt. 16 Mt. Healthy & Rt. 20 Winton - Tri-County
Serving: Camp Washington, Finneytown, Forest Park, Greenhills, Mt. Healthy, North College Hill, Northside, Springdale, Spring Grove Village, West End, Winton Hills. Register for the Feb. 2nd Event HERE!
February 4, 2021 at 6 pm
Rt 43 Reading/Bond Hill/Winton Hills & Rt 46 Avondale
Serving: Avondale, Bond Hill, Corryville, Mt. Auburn, North Avondale, Norwood, Paddock Hills, Roselawn, Spring Grove Village, St. Bernard, Winton Hills. Register for the Feb. 4th Event HERE!
Meet the new Miami Group Executive Committee (ExCom) Members
Congratulations to Jeanne Nightingale, Sally Dannemiller, Marie Kocoshis and Gail Lewin on their election to the Miami Group Excom. Thanks to Bob Park, Enid Nagel and Muslim Contractor for their service on the Excom over the past years. We also want to thank Gayle Ficken-Clark, Kathy Kugler and Bob Park who ran for election but did not win. We had a very strong group of volunteers who stood for election to the Excom.
“Explore, enjoy and protect the planet”… this opening sentence of the Sierra Club mission statement exemplifies the objectives of the Outings Committee. By sponsoring outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, backpacking, paddle sports, and service projects, we actively engage both members and non-members in exploring and enjoying the natural world. Our volunteer Outings Leaders deliver outdoor activities for all skill levels encouraging community members to appreciate the environment and support its protection.
Virtual Outings: Journey by Bicycle, Explore the AT,
Learn About On-line Planning Resources,
Play “Wilderness Jeopardy”!
What began as the Miami Group’s Virtual Backpacking School will continue into 2021 under the new name, Virtual Outings. These bi-weekly webinars will introduce new topics covering a range of outdoor interests. We’ll also repeat some of the best webinars of 2020.
This Month in Outings History!
Welcome to a new series highlighting some of our great Outings trips in the past. Just a positive reminder that when the pandemic restrictions are lifted, we will be back celebrating the outdoors… hope you join us!
In January of 2015, this hardy group took a backpacking trip to Max Patch Mountain in North Carolina along the Appalachian Trail. The beautiful snowy trip was challenging but fun… and topped off at the end with a relaxing visit to the spa in Hot Springs NC.
Lynn Frock passed away January 3rd, 2021.
Lynn had been an active member of Sierra Club for nearly 50 years. He first found his connection to the Club by attending canoe school. His wife Pat remembers him later telling her about being recruited to become a beginning instructor and how scared he was. But over the years, he advanced in various leadership roles and he always said Sierra Club allowed him to discover his interests, his strengths, and his skills more than any other way. Lynn loved Sierra Club and all the people.
Here's a new way to donate – connect your Kroger Plus card to Sierra Club and Kroger will donate funds to the Miami Group's account at the Sierra Club Foundation. It won't cost you a cent and you can help protect the environment.
The COVID-19 crisis has not passed and continues to
disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, and Latinx people and other communities of color. The pandemic has revealed how the communities hardest hit are often the same communities that suffer from high levels of pollution and poor access to healthcare. The fight for environmental justice cannot be separated from the fight for racial justice.