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Sat, June 14: Devil’s Lake State Park Rim Hike

Wed, June 18: Solstice Paddle & Bike Ride

June 19-28: Rejuvenate Ice Age Trail in the Blue Hills

Tues, June 24: Dancing, Dining and Music – Olbrich Park

Sat, July 5: Work Outing to Black Earth Prairie

Tues, July 8: Nighttime Hike – Ice Age Trail Valley View Preserve


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2014 Sierra Club Events Calendar

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Mining Stand-Off

June 29, 7:00-9:00 PM, Madison: Penokee Film Night and Benefit: 
he public is invited to a film screening double-feature on the proposed Penokee iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin. The event will feature the Madison premier of the new highly-anticipated Al Jazeera Fault Lines documentary Wisconsin's Mining Standoff (produced by 371 Productions of Milwaukee)as well as a re-screening of Protect Our Future, the film directed by youth from the Bad River Indian Reservation and produced by UW-Madison Professor Patty Loew.  Each film runs approximately 30 minutes. A panel discussion will follow featuring filmmakers from 371 Productions, Patty Loew, and Frank Koehn, President of the Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin.  Click here to RSVP.

Tailgate to Save Our State from Unregulated Sand Mining! Frac-sand Mining activists are traveling around Wisconsin to talk about the issues they are facing in their community and discuss how you can get involved.  Events include:
June 18: Madison: Press Conference and Program at Center for Resilent Cities
June 20-22: Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, Custer, WI
July 12, 2014: County Fair, Chippewa Falls
...and many more, watch Tailgate to Save Our State on Facebook for more

June 19 at 7:30: Mining Webinar:Learn more and get up-to-speed on the ins-and-outs of the proposal, the possible effects, and other taconite mining in the Great Lakes region.  This webinar will detail the location of the proposal, lessons learned from Minnesota and Michigan, and the importance of stopping this mine.  Sign-up to join the webinar here.

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.”

July 14-17 Mining House Parties: We'll be hosting small house parties in Iron River, Bayfield, Superior, and Hayward to showing Wisconsin's Mining Standoff followed by a group discussion about what we can do to stop the taconite mine proposal.  Come meet other Sierra Club members and help us determine what we can do to garner local support for protecting the Penokees.  Click here to RSVP.  Please contact Elizabeth Ward at or (608) 256-0565 if you're interested in hosting a house party.

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, MukwonagoOur 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