Free outings open to club members and the public. RSVP yes only here providing cell phone should weather require a change. Please, no cell phone use or smoking on these outings.  Safety vests required when kayaking.

Sierra Club-Greater Hartford Group
Oct. Meeting and Presentation
Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford
Thursday Oct. 8th at 7:30  pm

“Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape"

Paul Colburn, certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). MWC is a CT DEEP education program that trains participants in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation.
Paul's presentation will include a brief natural history of Connecticut, address the current state of wildlife including a discussion of major species, factors affecting their habitats, some challenges we face in managing them, and provide suggestions for what people can do to make a difference.

Doors open at 7:00 for refreshments and letter writing
A small donation is requested.
Questions: please email Renee here.


Hike Tunxis Trail, Barkhamsted. October 10, 2015 at 1p.m. Join the Sierra Club for a 4 mile point-to-point hike on a section of the Tunxis Trail in Barkhamsted. Moderate difficulty over hilly terrain at a fast pace.  See the cliff and boulders of Indian Council Caves, and sweeping views from Pine Mountain. Free. Non-members welcome.  Hiking experience or physical conditioning required. No dogs, please.  Bring food and water. Heavy rain cancels.

Meet in Barkhamsted at the junction of Legeyt Rd. and CT-179.  Questions/carpooling: Amanda 860-416-0081,

All particpants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the Liability Waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, please contact the hike leader here.

Fracked Gas Pipeline Educational Forum

Hosted by The Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter,
Food & Water Watch, Toxics Action Center and 350CT.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the East Granby Public Library, 24 Center Street, East Granby 06026.
(you can click on the image at left to download a PDF copy)
    There are numerous pipeline expansion plans currently undergoing approval at the federal and state level, yet many Connecticut residents are unaware of the costs associated with these projects.

Please attend our forum if you want answers to the following questions:

1.    How will pipeline expansions affect my town & neighborhood?
2.    How will the cost of these new projects affect my energy bill?
3.    Is methane, or fracked, natural gas, really a bridge fuel?
4.    What are the health and safety impacts for local residents?
5.    What is the effect on the environment of piping fracked gas under rivers, through wetlands, and across sensitive ecosystems?
6.    How does leaked methane impact climate change?
7.    More gas = more fracking = more toxic, radioactive fracking waste. What does this mean for CT?
There is significant concern about the effects of these construction projects on the economy, environment, health and safety of the citizens of Connecticut, and development of carbon-free, renewable energy alternatives.
This event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. 
East Granby Public Library, 24 Center Street, East Granby CT 06026.