Group Boundary Reorganization
The Executive Committee of the John Muir Chapter is seeking member input on a proposal to revise the boundaries of local Sierra Club groups in Wisconsin. Under the new framework, group territory would be determined by county lines rather than zip code. These changes are intended to empower the local groups and create a clear pathway for members, supporters and volunteers to engage in issues that matter most to them. Read the recent Muir View newsletter article here.
Offer your feedback by completing the Group Boundary Reorganization survey
Find My Local Group
(Map below reflects current group boundaries.)
Our individual members are the heart of the John Muir Chapter. We are organized into seven local groups, each with its own officers, activities, programs, and local conservation priorities. We work together on statewide and regional issues, and each group selects a delegate who represents the group members as a voting member of the Chapter Executive Committee.
To find the group nearest to you, click on the Wisconsin map, scroll down or contact the Chapter Office for assistance.
We also have Specialty Groups you can explore here.
Sierra Club Local Groups
(Parts of 8 counties in south-west Wisconsin – from the Mississippi River to
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and from Pigeon Falls to Bloom City)
Currently working on Coulee Region Goes Solar! Campaign
Visit the web site
Contact Group Chair Marilyn Pedretti: (608) 317-9698 or via email
(Parts of 17 counties in south-central Wisconsin – from the Illinois border to Friendship
and from Patch Grove to the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge)
Visit the web site
Contact Dave Blouin: (608) 233-8455 or via email
The thing that defines a Group is the ability to keep an elected volunteer executive committee assembled and to put out a newsletter. Unfortunately, there are some areas of the state that are either sparsely populated, or where we have few active members. For those of you in this area, you will still receive the Muir View newsletter, and have access to all Chapter and other Group outings and activities, but there is not currently an active Group. We recommend you contact the Chapter Office or the Group nearest you to get involved.
Inner City Outings (Madison)
Madison Inner City Outings is part of the National Inner City Outings (ICO), an outreach program of the Sierra Club. ICO offers hiking and camping trips, boating and skiing outings, and other outdoor adventures to underprivileged youth in the Madison area.
Visit their web site to learn more about volunteer meetings and contact information.
Sierra Student Coalition
The Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working to protect the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club. Visit their web site to learn more about the Sierra Student Coalition or contact Elizabeth Ward via email.