The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. We are 1.4 million members and friends working together to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.
The Cumberland Chapter is the Kentucky Chapter of the Sierra Club. We work to explore, enjoy, and protect Kentucky.
Conservation issues that currently hold high priority for us include:
- stopping the practice of Mountaintop Removal,
- working with state leaders to move Kentucky towards Clean, Renewable, Sustainable energy solutions that will not only safeguard the health of Kentuckians, but open the way for a more vibrant, healthy, diverse economy – not dependent on, or trapped by, the coal industry
- protecting our local farmers and healthy food supply from an unmitigated influx of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs),
- protecting Kentucky’s air and water quality, and
- guarding our protected wild lands from harmful and abusive use, which endangers not only the land and natural resources that sustain it, but the wildlife that depend on it.
We explore and enjoy Kentucky through our outdoor adventure programs which offer a variety of excursions through Kentucky’s beautiful outdoors, led by certified Sierra Club Outing Leaders. These trips which vary in length and difficulty from a short wildflower stroll to weeklong biking or backpacking trips. And these outings are almost always offered for free. If there is a fee, it is usually not more than $2.00/person. These infrequent and small fees help us offset the expense of supporting our outings program, training outing leaders, and publicizing outing information so we can offer safe adventures, led by experienced leaders and inform the general public of these opportunities to have some fun!
If you are not a member – please join us!