Hoosier Chapter

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Join Us This Saturday!

Join Heart of the River Coalition on a float down the section of the West Fork White River being threatened by the economic development plan to build an environmentally destructive dam.

Canoes and kayaks available for rent, reservation recommended: 765.378.7358 or canoeindiana.com

Gathering @ 9 AM - Launch @ 10 AM

Paddlers with their own boats - drop boats at Canoe Country. Directions to the take-out (8th Street bridge, Anderson) will be provided; a shuttle will transport paddlers back to Canoe Country after they drop off their vehicles.

Approx. 8 miles - Bring a lunch for an island picnic stop along the way!

More information here


More Ways to Get Involved with the Mounds Lake Reservoir


Thursday, May 28 @ 6pm:  Anderson City Council special meeting on the reservoir, Council Chambers, 2nd floor of the City Building.  We cannot overemphasize the importance of your presence at this hearing. 

Please note:  the address of the Anderson City Building is 120 E 8th St.  The ageement creating the Mounds Lake Commission will be introduced with a vote likely in June.


Saturday, May 30:   Protest Paddle and Self-Guided Tour of the section of White River that would be flooded.  Gathering and registration will be at Canoe Country in Daleville, IN. at 9am; launch at 10am.  Call Canoe Country,  765-378-7358, for information.  The rain date is June 13.


Tuesday, June 2:  Community Forum for Reservoir Concerns at Byrum Hall on the campus of Anderson University, 1100 E. 5th St., Anderson, 26012, from 7pm – 9 pm. Please plan to join us when a panel of outstanding experts address the fatal flaws of the reservoir plan.   A promotional flyer will follow. 










Victory Against Proposed Leucadia Plant



After nine long years fighting to stop the proposed Leucadia coal gasification plant in Rockport, Indiana, local activists are celebrating a huge victory. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management canceled the project’s permit on March 5 -- effectively pulling the plug on this expensive and hazardous project. Read more about this victory on the Sierra Club blog The Planet.










Featured Event


Join the Hoosier Chapter and walk in the Circle City IN Pride

The Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter and Indiana Beyond Coal Campaign will be participating in the Indianapolis Pride Festival on June 13. We need volunteers to join us walking in the parade and to help staff a booth at the Indy Pride Festival. 

March in the IN Pride Parade with the Sierra Club

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Line up Time: 8:30 AM
Step off Time: 10:00 AM
Line up Location: Corner of Mass Ave and College Ave.

De-marshaling Location: St. Clair in front of the Indianapolis Public Library.

Sign Up here to walk in the parade!


Help staff the Sierra Club Festival Booth and invite people to get involved with the Sierra Club.
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015
Location: American Legion Mall
1-2 hour shifts available from 10-6, with two people at the booth. 

Sign up here to volunteer at the Sierra Club booth!

More information about the event.


More upcoming events can be found on the events calendar.





Hoosier Chapter initiates gift card program

We have a new fundraising option that we are now introducing: the Scrip program. This program is a way for you to buy gift cards online and a percentage of the sale goes to the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter. To learn more about the Scrip program visit this page.


Legislative session is underway; get your scorecard here!

All hands are on deck as the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly begins. Our priorities and concerns about the issues we face are detailed on our legislative page. We include a number of articles and commentaries pertinent to these issues. And a first for us: we have prepared a comprehensive scorecard of the 2013-2014 sessions of the General Assembly so you can see how your representatives and senators voted on our priorities in those sessions.

Wild Indiana Campaign needs your support

The Indiana Forest Alliance is proposing the establishment of thirteen Wild Areas across seven state 

forests. In the ongoing fight against unprecedented levels of commercial logging in Indiana’s state forests, this proposal is a strong first step towards restoring a balanced state forest management policy.

 Learn more about the Wild America Campaign and how you can help.


Join the Sierra Club today



Other Information of Interest to Members:


"Accomplishments" published by Chapter
A quick review of some recent accomplishments is available for online review. Click the above link for more information.


"Donor Opportunities" published by Chapter
A summary of options for financial donors is now available for online review. The fact-sheet reviews various funds that prospective donors might consider in contributing to the work of Sierra Club in Indiana. Click the above link for more information.


Why children in southwest Indiana are surrounded by toxins
There are two industries in Rockport, Indiana, that release 30 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment. A report considers the serious consequences this has on its residents, particularly children.