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The Sierra Club is a grassroots organization. In contrast with most other environmental groups, most of the Sierra Club's work is done by volunteers, supported by a small number of paid staff. In Utah, volunteers help with phone banks, letter-writing, events and outings. In addition, a small core group of issue activists review environmental documents, represent us at public meetings and hearings, and research and write on specific public lands and environmental health issues.
The Utah Chapter has more than 5,000 members statewide.
Salt Lake Group volunteers lead Tuesday night hikes every week from May through September. Both the Salt Lake Group and the Ogden Group have weekend day hikes, car camps, backpack trips, cross-county ski trips and other outings throughout the year. For details on upcoming outings see the chapter newsletter or the Salt Lake Group, Ogden Group, or Glen Canyon (SE Utah) Group sites.
To promote perception is the only truly creative part of recreational engineering.
-- ALDO LEOPOLD
Chapter Executive Committee:
Decisions on policy, strategy and budget are made by the eleven elected members of the Utah Chapter Executive Committee at bimonthly meetings held on Saturdays. All Club members are welcome at these meetings.
The executive committee has approved the following meeting schedule:
Saturday, 14 January 2012, Salt Lake City, Univ of Utah Olpin Student Union Building Den, 200 Central Campus Dr, 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, 12 May 2012, Washington Terrace, Board Room, Pleasant Valley Branch Library, 5568 S Adams Ave, Ogden, 1 to 4:30 pm
Saturday, 8 September 2012, Grand County Public Library large conference room, 257 E CENTER ST, MOAB, noon to 4:45 pm
At both the national and chapter levels, Sierra Club volunteers work hard in the election campaigns of environmentally-sensitive candidates. Utah Chapter volunteers interview prospective candidates, endorse those whose votes are likely to reflect concern for the environment, and then work hard to get out the vote for those endorsed.
The Utah Chapter has one administrative staff person who works half time. We share office space with the national Sierra Club's Utah Field Office, which employs two full-time and one part-time staff.
The Utah Chapter belongs to the Utah Wilderness Coalition and Community Shares/Utah, an alternative workplace-giving organization made up of about twenty local non-profit groups.