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Sat, Feb 22: Snowshoe the Emma Carlin Trail

Sun, Feb 23: Snowshoe Navarino Nature Center

Sat, March 8:  “Down the Drain” Tour Madison Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sat, April 5: Hike New Glarus Woods State Park

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2014 Sierra Club Events Calendar

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April 1, Spring Election There is a lot at stake in this spring’s election, from important local ballot questions to races for school board, mayor, city council, and county executive.  Polls are open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM on April 1, and you may register at the polls on election day. Find your polling place online at:, or vote early until 5:00 PM the day before the election at your local municipal clerk's office:

April 3, Tar Sands Rally and Public Hearing, 1:00 PM, Capitol and Lowertown Areas, 121 7th Pl E, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Join us as we stand up to protect our Great Lakes by saying no to Enbridge's proposed Alberta Clipper Tar Sands pipeline expansionAfter our rally, we'll march to the final public hearing on Alberta Clipper at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Our friends in Minnesota are depending on Wisconsinites to testify at this hearing and help them make the case that the climate change and water impacts of expanding Clipper vastly outweigh any perceived benefits! If you don't want to testify, help us pack the audience. Our numbers are powerful. Click here to reserve your seat on the bus to the hearings leaving from South Towne Mall in Monona, WI at 7:00 PM and returning at midnight (cost is $25/person)!

April 14, Conservation Congress Spring Hearings, 7:00 PM. Make plans to attend a hearing in your county, which allows you and thousands of other Wisconsin citizens to vote on proposed fish and wildlife rule changes, Conservation Congress advisory questions, Conservation Congress Delegates, and to submit resolutions for future rule changes. Click here for meeting locations and click here for a link to the 2014 questionnaire. You can also check our Muir View newsletter for an article on key questions that will be taken up at this event, & check this website (the Chapter has not yet taken a position on any of the ballot questions).

April 19, John Muir's Birthday and Wilderness Act Celebration, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM, John Muir Memorial Park, N1383 CR-F, Montello, WI.  Join the WI Friends of John Muir, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Marquette County Healthy Communities, and the Sierra Club to celebrate John Muir’s Birthday, the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and Earth Day!  This multi-location event includes a morning litter clean-up, hike, John Muir exhibit, children's concert with the Prairie Sands band, birthday cake, and more!  Look for more details on this and other Wilderness Act celebrations on the Wilderness 50th website, and RSVP to let us know you'll join us for all or part of the celebration today!

April 19 Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA) double-fundraiser for Bad River Legal Defense and Frac Sand Mining Health Research, 2:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Evolution Arts Collective, 202 S. Dickinson St, Madison, WI.  There will be informational talks, arts and crafts, food, music, and a silent auction with fabulous items from local businesses to bid on! Door prizes! A Puppet Show!  Patty Loew!  Bands!  The Beehive Collective!  More!  $10.00 minimum suggested donation. Bring a dish to pass for the 6pm (non-alcoholic) potluck supper. 

Earth To Be Determined April 22, Join the Nelson Institute for their 8th Annual Earth Day Conference, Earth: To Be Determined, at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  Click here for the conference program, and reserve your spot (registration required).  Earth: To Be Determined will explore challenges and opportunities presented by rapid, large-scale changes in the global environment, including implications for energy and climate, health, urban development, business sustainability, food security, the environmental movement and more.  Featured speakers include: Rosario Dawson, actress and activist; co-founder, Voto Latino; spokesperson for One Billion Rising and Environmental Media Association; China Miéville, award-winning science fiction author; associate professor of creative writing, Warwick University; Kevin Noone, director, Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Paul Robbins, director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Register today!  We hope to see you there.

June 20-22, Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair, 7558 Deer Road, Custer, Wisconsin.  Register today!  We hope to see you there!

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.  Your $15 ticket gets you a seat at the game, a FREE Mallards baseball cap (a $20 value by itself), and a donation to support the Sierra Club's local conservation work. 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!  We may even get the rare chance to visit with the Sierra Club's Southeast Gateway Group – as our opponent will be the Kenosha Kingfish!  The game starts at 7:05 pm. Please and buy your tickets today using this link, and share it with your friends:, and input the password “sierra.”

August 12 Partisan Fall Primary

September 27, Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Act Celebration, Bayfield, Wisconsin, Details TBA.

October 10-12, Sierra Club Autumn Assembly, Details TBA.

November 4 General Election