Michigan Chapter

Anniversary Year Activities

This anniversary year list will be updated throughout the year, so check our website often for the latest info!


Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 amAu Sable River Cleanup and Tree Planting starts at Gates Au Sable Lodge, 471 Stephan Bridge Road, Grayling. The Sierra Club has been fighting to protect this waterway from damaging oil and gas drilling nearby for several years.  This popular annual gathering involves planting cedar saplings and maintain previously planted cedars in the morning followed by an afternoon barbecue and optional overnight camping. For details, contact Lorne Beatty at 810-632-7766 or email lorne.beatty@michigan.sierraclub.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 pmAh, Wilderness!  The 25th Anniversary of the Michigan Wilderness Act at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor. A presentation by Anne Woiwode, director of the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, that takes a behind-the-scenes at the making of a historic piece of legislation that protected 90,000 acres of old growth forests, spectacular dunes and remote lakes in Michigan in 1987. The law created 10 now-familiar wilderness areas:  Big Island Lake, Delirium, Horseshoe Bay, Mackinac, McCormick, Nordhouse Dunes, Rock River Canyon, Round Island, Sturgeon River Gorge, and Sylvania. The remarkable victory came only after a suspense-filled, 10-year political battle that Woiwode, who was a young environmentalist at the time, recounts in detail. Sponsored by the Huron Valley Group of the Michigan Chapter.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7-8pm -- Free screening of "The Sky is Pink" at the Kalamazoo Central Library, Van Deussen Room, 315 Rose St., Kalamazoo--Join us for this 20-minute film by Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of Gasland, addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state. Afterwards, we'll discuss of some of the issues facing southwest Michigan and how you can get involved in local efforts addressing fracking, the Tar Sands pipeline and renewable energy. For details and to RVSP, email williamstrong@sbcglobal.net.


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