Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter - Greater Hartford Group

Monthly Meetings:

Meetings are held at Westmoor Park on the second Thursday of the month.  There are no meetings in July and August.  All meetings and outings are open to members and the general public.  New members are especially welcome.  Refreshments are served but please bring your own coffee mug.

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Hike Penwood State Park, Saturday 1/24 10am (Simsbury, CT)
   Rained out last weekend, we’ll try again next Saturday 1/24 to wander for an hour and a half the rolling hills of Penwood State Park. Meet at the parking lot just off the Rte. 185 park entrance.  We wait no more than ten minutes for latecomers and then we are off!  Please RSVP here yes only by 1/23.  If you say YES and change your mind, please let me know in case you were the only one so I can hike nearer home instead.  You can mapquest/GPS Stafford Street and Hartford Road intersection in Simsbury, CT for a close site to park entrance.

Directions: Rte. 91 to exit 35B, Rte. 218 west. Take 218 until you reach Rte. 189 north in Bloomfield.  Turn right onto Rte. 189 and continue north to Rte. 178.  Turn left onto 178 proceed to end where it intersects with Rte. 185.  Turn right onto Rte. 185.  Ahead about a mile on the right is park entrance.

Friendly dogs are welcome but they must be leashed if others approach us.  Messes on the trail must be removed.  All hikers, adults and children over 10 years of age, and with or without dogs are welcome as long as they refrain from cell phone use and smoking and can tolerate our dogs.



Sierra Club-Greater Hartford Group
February Meeting and Presentation
Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford
Thursday Feb. 12th at 7:30  pm

Defending Russian Nature
Fred Strebeigh, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Writing at the Yale School of Forestry, will speak on the defense (and beauty) of the world's largest system of wildlife reserves. His articles have been published in American Heritage, Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, E:The Environmental Magazine, New Republic, Sierra, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine and the books division of National Geographic.

Doors open at 7:00 for refreshments and letter writing
A small donation is requested.
Questions: Rich Stanley at 860-816-1705, or email me here.