Conservation Campaigns

It is important for a conservation organization like the Sierra Club to focus on specific issues. By having national, state and local entities working in conjunction, we can best attack local and regional issues with our grassroots activism. You can energize our efforts! If you would like to be involved with any campaign – check out that page, then contact the person listed and find out how!

Sierra Water Sentinels

Water SentinelsJoin our Water Sentinel team to explore the links between our community and water resources of the Dane Co area. Participants have the opportunity to plan, lead, support or just participate in activities like tasting municipal water, learning how to monitor water for pollutants, visiting a dairy farm and going fishing. Is our local water drinkable? Is it fishable and swimmable as promised by the Clean Water Act?  Get more details…


RAH KreweRecycling Away from Home (RAH)

We have too much waste – or materials we treat as such and that ends up in landfills. Our volunteers collect recyclables and encourage composting and other “zero waste event” activities at various summer neighborhood festivals (Waterfront Fest, Orton Park, Willy St Fair, Atwood Summerfest) for the City to collect. With your help, we’ll not only continue, but expand these efforts through composting and other means. Get more details…


ICO bike ridersMadison Inner City Outings

Madison Inner City Outings is not a conservation campaign as much as an outreach program of the Sierra Club.  ICO offers hiking and camping trips, boating and skiing outings, and other outdoor adventures to underprivileged youth in the Madison area. We work with Partner Groups and certified Volunteer Leaders to offer outdoor learning experiences for our kids. Visit to learn more, then contact Ron Haeger to get involved!

Moving Beyond Coal!

kick coalWe’ve made great progress getting coal removed in state owned power plants, including Charter St in Madison.  Now we’re expanding throughout Wisconsin. This is your opportunity to help us eliminate 30% of the coal in Wisconsin by 2020 and get us onto clean energy solutions including efficiency measures and renewable energy. Want to get involved?  Contact Don Ferber today to learn more about statewide efforts to move Wisconsin into the Clean Energy future.


Wisconsin State Conservation Issues

For a great up-to-date list of various hot issues, we encourage you to visit the Wisconsin John Muir Chapter Sierra Club’s Action page.

The John Muir Chapter, of which the Four Lakes Group is part, works throughout Wisconsin on a wide variety of issues from logging to air pollution to groundwater protection. For current information on statewide issues, see our web site at

National Sierra Club Conservation Issues

Each year the Sierra Club leadership selects specific issues on which to focus our efforts. For details on any of these campaigns, please see the national web site


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