“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. It has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.”
Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO) is a community outreach program providing opportunities for urban and low-income youth to explore, enjoy, and protect the natural world.
ICO volunteers work through partnerships with selected agencies serving youth in the Central Florida area. Our youth range in age from 8 to 18 and represent diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. ICO provides food, transportation, and leaders trained in first-aid, CPR, environmental education, and youth leadership.
Central Florida's ICO program is in constant need of donations, as well as energetic new volunteers to inspire Florida youth to become active. Our volunteers give their time, enthusiasm, and commitment to provide thrilling learning opportunities and exploration of nature. ICO stays successful by enlisting your help and by continuing to attract interested people with an active concern for our community's future.
Won’t you do something special today to help us continue our effort in serving the youth of our community?
News archive about the Central Florida Sierra Club's Inner City Outings Program: