Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. The local Howard County group encourages enjoying and exploring nature and stewardship of our local environment.
The Sierra Club of Howard County provides education programs for the public several times a year at no cost. They also have an active schedule of outdoor activities for the public such as hiking and camping. These can be found on their website at www.maryland.sierraclub.org/hc/outings.html
The Sierra Club of Howard County also supports the following programs:
- International Coastal Cleanup — held the third Saturday in September. The Club supplies volunteers and funds for trash bags and trash pickers.
- GreenFest — supports the festival with an information booth and purchased trees to plant a stream buffer at Howard Community College.
- Project Clean Stream — supplies volunteers and funds for trash bags and trash pickers.
- Herp Atlas (MD Amphibian & Reptile Atlas) — this was a 5 year survey from 2010–2014 of amphibians and reptiles in Maryland. Sierra Club supported this project with funds for supplies and with volunteers.
Volunteers are encouraged to participâté in the activities listed above, especially the International Coastal Cleanup and Project Clean Stream.