Maryland Chapter Blog
Want to be more involved in the Club? Or at least want to have a say in who leads it? Then tune in to our annual executive committee election, coming soon.
The next issue of the Chesapeake, the Maryland Chapter’s newspaper, will be carrying candidate information and ballots. In Anne Arundel, our group has a 10-member executive committee, and retirements and relocations have opened some vacancies. If you’d like to serve just email a 100-word statement by October 20 to the group chair, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Anne Arundel Sierra Club has called a General Membership meeting November 8, and every member is encouraged to attend. A special incentive: first-hand accounts, and a great video, about the 400,000-person People’s Climate March in New York City September 21.
“If you come to only one Club event this year, make it this one,” says Group Chair David Prosten. “And if you’ve never participated in any of our activities before, this is your chance to see what we’re doing and, perhaps, get more involved in our work.”Read more
John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland in 1838 and came to the US at age 11. Scotland has now honored him with a 134 mile trail across central Scotland.Read more
The Annapolis area community’s concern over the impact of the proposed 110-acre Crystal Spring development on Forest Drive took an unexpected turn in September when a group of historians released a report indicating the land in question was the likely location of a long-lost Civil War site, Camp Parole 2.
The Anne Arundel Sierra Club has made a number of candidate endorsements in the November 4 election. Several of the races provide a stark contrast between environmentally supportive candidates and conservative, tax-cutting, less-government-at-any-cost opponents.Read more
Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 - 9:00 pm
(subsequent meetings to be determined by the group)
On September 4th, 2014, if you stepped outside of your office around noon for a quick bite to eat in Crystal City, you may have noticed a crowd gathered outside the headquarters of Dominion, a major energy provider in Virginia and a number of other U.S. states.Read more
The weather was gorgeous this past Sunday September 28th, as group of fifteen members from all over Maryland gathered together at the College Park office to kick off Outings Leader Training 101. The participants got the chance to take a look into the inner workings of the Sierra Club, learn how to become a certified outings leader, and how they can help to promote our conservation campaigns. The Sierra Club truly values its Outings Leaders and their passion for environmental education and activism. It is essential that with each new generation of leaders, we continue to pass on the message that we can all enjoy, explore, and protect the planet.