2014 Sierra Club Events Calendar
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July 31, Enjoy a Madison Mallards Game and Support the Sierra Club: Come one, come all to a fabulous Madison Mallards baseball game – the perfect summer family activity! The Mallards are partnering with Sierra Club for one of their Community Connection nights. We have our own section of the stadium, so you’ll get to meet area Sierra Club members and mingle with our friends from H&H Solar Energy, who will be on hand to enjoy the game and answer any burning questions about our popular Solar Homes partnership! The game starts at 7:05 pm. We hope to see you there!
August 12 Partisan Fall Primary
September 26 Mining House Party at Northland College: We will be hosting our final Mining House Party of the summer at Northland College for students and local residents to see Wisconsin's Mining Standoff and learn more about what we can all do to stop the Penokee Mine proposal. Click here to RSVP.
September 27, Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Act Celebration, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Join the Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter on Saturday, September 27, 2014, National Public Lands Day, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and raise awareness about natural & cultural resources jeopardized by the proposed iron ore mine threatening the Bad River Watershed, the Penokee Hills, and Lake Superior. Attendees will embark on a two hour boat tour aboard the Ashland Bay Express with Apostle Islands Cruises to explore a portion of the 35,000 acre Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area, which includes 80% of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Lake Superior. Event speakers include: Tia Nelson, daughter of former Senator and pioneering conservationist Gaylord Nelson; Mike Wiggins Jr., Chair, Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe; Neil Howk, Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, National Park Service; and Dave Blouin, Mining Committee Chair, Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter. Please join us for this chance to appreciate the fall colors and the irreplaceable beauty of our cleanest, most precious Great Lake! Click here to buy tickets today (regular tickets cost $25)! Prior registration is required for this event due to limited capacity. Please join us for this chance to appreciate the fall colors and the irreplaceable beauty of our cleanest, most precious Great Lake!
October 10-12 Autumn Assembly, Phantom Lake YMCA, Mukwonago: Our annual retreat features award-winning Center for Investigative Journalism editor and reporter Ron Seely, as well as field trips, including a tour of Johnson Controls International's Glendale Facility, a hike at Engel Conservation Area, a sunset canoe ride on Phantom Lake, and a Sunday afternoon tour of Lulu Lake. The event also features awards, a campfire jam session, a silent auction, a communications workshop with Ernie Franzen & Eric Hansen, and presentations on Waukesha's proposed Great Lakes water diversion with Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn, white nose syndrome and Wisconsin bats with Heather Kaarakka, tar sands threats to the Great Lakes with Beth Wallace, renewable energy with Carl Siegrist, expanding transit with WISPIRG director Bruce Speight, Penokee Hills geology with Lawrence University professor Marcia Bjornerud, frac-sand mining in the Chippewa Valley with Barbara Flom, and photo displays of the Penokees and the Hull Rust taconite mine in Minnesota. Register by September 15 to avoid late fees! Click here for more information about this exciting fall retreat. Click here to register online for the Autumn Assembly today.
November 4 General Election