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The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

The Chickasaw Group of the Sierra Club represents over 1000 members in Memphis and West Tennessee. We advocate for policies that protect our natural environment, offer hikes and outdoor recreation for people of all ages, support environmental candidates for public office, and provide opportunities for people who want to develop leadership skills to help their community while enhancing the environment.

For a complete schedule of upcoming hikes, programs and meetings, please check our calendar
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The Sierra Club has put a petition online which asks the city, county and state authorities to refrain from approval of the current plan for Shelby Farms Parkway until further studies are done and a better plan has been approved.  It is our contention that all reasonable alternatives have NOT been considered.  This is required when federal funds are used to build a highway through a public park. So click HERE - http://goo.gl/l5DMM - to sign the petition and tell your local officials to not build the planned road and instead consider better alternatives." Questions about the petition may be directed to the Sierra Club's Transportation Committee at TransportMemphis@att.net
2013 Calendars Now Available

2013 Sierra Club calendars are available in Memphis from Ed or Juliet Jones at (901) 374-0582. Calendars will also be available at the December 14 Holiday Party. Preview the calendars here: http://action.sierraclub.org/ site/PageServer?pagename= books_calendars_home

On August 23, 2012, the Chickasaw Group hosted a panel discussion on plans for the Shelby Farms Parkway (aka Kirby Parkway). The plan is called the "Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement" (SFEIS).  Speakers represented the City of Memphis, the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the Sierra Club, the Ground Water Institute at the University of Memphis, and Shelby Place neighborhood (just North of the Park).  Details of the plan and related environmental and other concerns were discussed.  For more information, please check out the website/blog here:  ShelbyFarmsParkway.wordpress.com

"Nature of Conservation" Sierra Club Chickasaw Group Cable TV Show on WYPL-TV 18 (Comcast/Xfinity) and Online at Vimeo:

Days and times vary -- see http://www.memphislibrary. org/tlc18/schedule/ (or the Comcast/Xfinity on-screen guide) for the latest schedule. Topic changes every month. For more information, or if anyone has an idea for a future program, contact Judith Rutschman at judithrutschman@gmail.com  or (901) 767-5916.  

Previous programs are now available online at Chickasaw Group Vimeo site

Mid-South Existing Greenways Map

Rita Harris

Environmental Justice

Rita J. Harris
Environmental Justice Organizer
Phone: 901.324.7757
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