Sierra Club

Fox Valley Sierra Group

Scheduled Programs

(7:00pm at Bubolz Nature Preserve)

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Monthly meetings typically consist of a short announcements followed by an informative program.
All meetings of the Fox Valley Group are open and free to the public. Please come join us!

Traditionally our meetings were held at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve.
BUT WE HAVE MOVED. We are now at the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance.
Click [HERE] for directions, maps and more information.

Drive to the very southern end of Ballard Road, stopping at the cemetery gate. Then turn left.
(Don't be confused by St Fidelis Friary further to the north.)



March 12, 2015 - 7:00 at the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA)

Biking in Wisconsin

Peter Gray from the Wisconsin Bike Federation will update us on what they are doing for the bicyclist in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Bike Fed is the country's largest, statewide bicycle organization. They work with people from all around Wisconsin to make bicycling convenient, safe, accessible and fun.

The Wisconsin Bike Fed's vision is to help make Wisconsin one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. They want residents and visitors alike – from all backgrounds – to make cycling a central and convenient part of the Wisconsin experience.

Their mission is to cultivate, motivate and unite a strong community of citizens as well as business and political leaders to move bicycling forward in Wisconsin – through education, legislation and involvement.

The Bike Fed is a growing nonprofit organization that represents thousands of members and the interests of the 2.5 million residents and visitors who ride bikes in Wisconsin every year, occasional recreational riders, hardcore racers, mountain bikers, commuters and everyone in between. The Bike Fed is the only state organization that looks out for the interests of everyone who rides a bike, no matter their area interest or experience.

Campfire and Songs


April 9, 2015 - 7:00 at the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA)

White Nose Bad Syndrome

Heather Kaarakka(bat biologist) from the DNR will speaking to us about the species of Wisconsin bats, their habitats, how to attract bats in your yard, update us on the White Nose Syndrome and how we can help preserve them.


May 14, 2015 - 7:00 at the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA)

Jerry Apps, author of he novel "The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County"
UW Press summary of the book
Jerry Apps website


June 11, 2015 - at the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA)

Kelly Ramstack - Cliff Tops & Canyons of Southwest Utah, travel program

Evening short hike around the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (Monte Alverno) and the Fox River.

Rappel down cliffs, squeeze through slot canyons, and climb to knee-shaking heights. Kelly Ramstack will share slides of her adventures in Vermillion Cliffs & Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments and Zion National Park.


August 13, 2015 - 6:30 at the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA)

Picnic Dinner Meeting. Note the earlier time.


September 13, 2015 - 7:00 at the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance (FREEA)

Clayton Daughenbaugh - Red Rock program




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