York River Group of Virginia Chapter of Sierra Club

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York River Group of Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892, in San Francisco, California by the conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the United States and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

The Sierra Club is organized into many Chapters, mostly by state. The website for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club is: www.sierraclub.org/virginia.

The York River Group is part of the Virginia Chapter, centered in the Hampton Roads area. We subscribe to the same tenets that drive the Sierra Club at the state and national level, including:

  • Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth
  • Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources
  • Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment
  • Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

As a local group, we focus primarily on environmental issues of local interest, including:

  • Educate and Advocate on Local Environmental Issues as they arise
  • Sea Level Rise: Reducing the Threat through Prevention, Adaptation, and Mitigation
  • Local Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay and it's Rivers and Tributaries
  • Coal Plant Emission, Coal Ash, Exports and Fugitive Coal Dust; Impacts of Coal
  • Air Quality: Strengthen EPA proposed Clean Energy and Smog Regulations
  • Oppose Off-Shore Drilling; Support Offshore Wind
  • Oppose Atlantic Coast Pipeline


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