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The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, with over 700,000 members nationwide. These individuals are using grassroots activism and community action to protect America's environment, for our families, for our future.

We are part of the Florida Chapter of the National Sierra Club.  Our group, the Central Florida Sierra Club, comprises over 2,100 members in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties.   Our goal is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.  We now invite you to explore and enjoy our web presence.  Thanks for visiting!

~ Marjorie Holt, Executive Committee Chairman
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Greenberg Cartoons

treecycle You've all heard of recycle.... but what about Treecycle?
Click on the thumbnail to the right to see a poignant example illustrated by cartoonist, Steve Greenberg.

Steve's an award-winning cartoonist who tackles environmental issues in his gut-busting (and heart-wrenching) book, "Fine-Tooning the Planet."

Steve has granted us permission to display his work in our Image Gallery , so go there now and enjoy the art.

 

 
Withlacoochie Photos
withlacoochie riverIn July, 18 paddlers came on the Sierra Club paddle trip down the  Withlacoochee River, just 12 miles NE of Brooksville, in the heart of Central Florida. This is a very scenic river and we enjoyed paddling and spending a Sunday outside in nature.  Check out a few photos of the trip in our Image Gallery .
 
2008-07 Newsletter
The July-August edition of the Sierran is now available.
Click here to view the .pdf file.
 
Gopher Tortoise Gallery

snapshot.JPGNew image gallery added to the site!

 

Dana Helmig has sent in some great photos of gopher tortoises including two males fighting, and a cute little baby. 

 

Please visit our Image Gallery to enjoy! 

 
Spend your stimulus check to Save Money (and the planet)

We Can Do It! We can help curb Global Warming and save some hard-earned cash, too!

Print and share the money-saving tips in this flyer http://www.sierraclub.org/wecandoit/community/factsheet.pdf and read ideas on how you can INVEST your stimulous check in a brighter and greener future.

Visit the We Can Do It web page at http://www.sierraclub.org/wecandoit/

 
Green Armada Foundation

CNN hero defending the planet  

While battling cancer himself and caring for a sick daughter, Mark Maksimowicz co-founded the Green Armada Foundation. He invested his life savings and purchased a boat designed to pick up trash from the waterways, and the organization has evolved into a public charity with dozens of boats and hundreds of volunteers participating across the United States.

Read more...
 
Wildlife in your Backyard

A Deltona couple spends 2 years to create an oasis of nature right outside their dining room.

Click for full story: 

http://www.centralfloridasierra.org/uploads/wildlife.pdf

 
Yearling Trail
The Inner city outings kids went to the Ocala National Forest and hiked 5.25 miles along the Yearling Trail where the movie The Yearling by Marjorie Kennan Rawlings was filmed. We also did grave site rubbing in the old cementary.

To see the images, check out our Image Gallery
 
Feb 2nd Boat Ride Photos

There are a few pics of the February 2nd Pontoon Boat Ride on the St. Johns River.

Just go to the image gallery to see them. 

 
Bill Belleville at 4/06 Meeting
Bill BellevilleWe were very fortunate to have noted author and friend of Sierra, Bill Belleville, as the keynote speaker of our April 2006 general meeting. Mr. Belleville delighted the crowd with a photographic essay of some of the natural wonders of the Sunshine State but not before enchanting us with his powerful prose.
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C.A.R.E. at 09/06 Meeting
CARE shows a gator We were very fortunate to have friends from Central Florida’s own C.A.R.E. Foundation bring smiling examples of their organization’s conservation work.  Click here to view the exciting photos from this visit in our Image Gallery.
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