Happy 98th Birthday To Our National Parks!

Happy Birthday to Our National Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, August 25, is the birthday of the National Park Service.

Join us as we approach the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016! Let’s celebrate these majestic natural, historical, and cultural places, and show our appreciation to the individuals who keep them safe today and who will continue to do so into the future.

Celebrate by Signing the birthday card from the National Park Foundation

P.S. You can also share in our NC Wilderness Celebration and join us as we Celebrate Wilderness! Sept 26-27 at Morrow Mountain State Park

P.S.S. Happy Birthday, National Park Service! Here’s 27 Photos That Prove You Only Get Better With Age

Celebrate Wilderness! Sept 26-27 at Morrow Mountain State Park

What does Wilderness mean to you?

Come celebrate our North Carolina and national wilderness areas at a very special location so near to Charlotte – Morrow Mountain State Park!

Come for the day, the evening, or plan to join us Friday and Saturday as we camp in this beautiful setting.

Activities include canoeing, hiking, service, birding, fishing, star-gazing and a special guided tour of the Kron restoration. Our Friday dinner and program will be a fun and inspiring look at the past, present and future of our wilderness areas.

For questions or more information, contact Nancy Card, NC Wilderness Celebration Chair at OurWildNC@gmail.com or 910-540-3088

Sign up today for our state wide Sierra Club Wilderness Celebrationhttps://ncsierrawilderness50celebration.eventbrite.com.

Wilderness Celebration FlyerNC Sierra Wilderness 50 Celebration Invitation

P.S. Don’t miss out on this special event! Sign up today for our state wide Sierra Club Wilderness Celebrationhttps://ncsierrawilderness50celebration.eventbrite.com.

September 26-27 Wilderness Celebration

Make plans to join us for 2 days of Wilderness Celebration, September 26th and 27th, at beautiful Morrow Mountain State Park. For questions or to find out about camping, program details or to reserve a spot, contact Nancy Card at OurWildNC@gmail.com or 910-540-3088. Download the announcement flyer below and send to your friends. See you there!

Save the date Sept CelebrationSAVE THE DATE September

Why wilderness?

Just two and a half weeks until the official 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Join us for a celebration this month – Aug 27 – Join us for a 70th, 50th, 40th, 30th Anniversary Party! – and next month too – Save the Date! Sierra Club Wilderness Celebration, Sept 26-28.

September 3, 1964

Sierra Club Wilderness Celebration
Morrow Mountain State Park
Sept 26-28
We are planning a fun weekend full of outings, camping, picnics, presentations and more!
Save the Date! Sierra Club Wilderness Celebration, Sept 26-28

Sierra Club NC Chapter Wilderness Celebration website
Our Wild NC

Central Piedmont Group (Charlotte) Area Resources
Birkhead Wilderness – Uwharrie National Forest – Morrow Mountain State Park

Central Piedmont Group (Charlotte) 50th Wilderness Act
50 Years of Wilderness

Central Piedmont Group (Charlotte) North Carolina 30th Wilderness Act
30 Years of NC Wilderness

Celebrate wilderness
Aug 27 – Join us for a 70th, 50th, 40th, 30th Anniversary Party!
Host a house party and protect America’s special places!

Bonus
Happy 70th Birthday Smokey Bear! and Happy 40th Birthday Mecklenburg Park and Rec!

Save the Date! Sierra Club Wilderness Celebration, Sept 26-28

50 years ago, the Wilderness Act of 1964 protected two wilderness areas in North Carolina.

30 years ago, the North Carolina Wilderness Act designated seven new wilderness areas and protected five more as study areas.

Learn the History →

“The question then is who will speak for wilderness? The wild regions of our public lands belong to all of us.”

- Dr. Robbie Cox, October 28, 1983

From comments made before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and  National Parks of the Committee on the Interior, House of Representatives, U.S. Congress

Our Wild NC Sept


Save the Date!

Sierra Club Wilderness Celebration

Morrow Mountain State Park
Sept 26-28

We are planning a fun weekend full of outings, camping, picnics, presentations and more!

Host a house party and protect America’s special places!

Host a house party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and protect America’s special places!
Wilderness 50 logo

Dear Sierra Club members and supporters,

Host a house party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and protect America’s special places!

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law and since then over 750 wilderness areas have been designated from coast to coast – from Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to 1.5 million acres of Florida’s Everglades.

Americans have used the Wilderness Act to preserve nearly 110 million acres of public lands in their natural state for everyone to enjoy — but there are still so many deserving wild lands that must be protected. Wild lands filter the air we breathe and the water we drink; they generate fertile soils, control pests that destroy crops, provide habitat for wildlife, sequester carbon pollution and control floods. They also contribute to the multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation economy and provide important opportunities for people from all backgrounds to reconnect with nature.

The more people know about why wilderness matters the more they will do to protect these special places!

That’s why the Sierra Club is teaming up with the Smithsonian Channel to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and to get the word out about how we can protect more of America’s wild lands!

Sign up to host a house party on September 2. You will have the opportunity to join in a discussion with Sierra Club Executive Director, Michael Brune about the Wilderness Act and get an advance screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s special Wilderness episode of Aerial America! Sign up and host a house party now!

HOUSE PARTY EVENT DETAILS:

WHO: Friends, family, Sierra Club, Smithsonian Channel and you!
WHAT: Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Celebration House Party
WHEN: Tuesday, September 2 at 5pm PST, 6pm MST, 7pm CST, 8pm EST
WHERE: Your house!

SIGN UP: http://action.sierraclub.org/wilderness50hp

We make hosting a house party easy. You will be provided all the materials you need to have a successful event including a step-by-step guide, a DVD of the Smithsonian Channel Aerial America episode and a follow-up call to answer any questions you might have.

You’ll be taken on a cross-country journey over the icy wild of Alaska, past western mountains and otherworldly stone monoliths, and across deserts, badlands and everglades. Collectively these untamed worlds tell the story of America’s ancient history, its westward expansion, and its grassroots conservation, all offered from a spectacular bird’s eye view.

You’ll also be doing your part to help engage more people in the movement to protect America’s special places for generations to come – places like Boulder-White Clouds in Idaho and Greater Canyonlands in Utah.

But it won’t happen unless you sign up to host a house party and invite your friends and family to join you. Sign up today, celebrate and protect more of America’s wild lands!

Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,

Dan Chu
Our Wild America Campaign — Director
Sierra Club

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s Birthday – Evergreen Nature Preserve Service Outing

This Saturday is Smokey Bear’s birthday – Happy 70th Birthday Smokey Bear! What better way to celebrate than to give back to preserving and protecting our local natural areas. Make plans to join us!

Preserve Our Preserves Service Outing

For the last 2 years, The Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club has been engaged in invasive species removal  at Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve, and we have done such an outstanding job  the Parks and Recreation Department has asked us to do the same for Evergreen Nature Preserve. Invasive species, also called “introduced species”,” non-native” or “non-indigenous” are plants that adversely affect the habitats or bioregions they invade.  The invasive species dominate the region and crowd out native species which had previously provided habitat and food for birds and other wildlife.  There is a great sense of satisfaction that comes from clearing a section of forest of invasive vines and seeing the natural open landscape restored.  We would love to have you join us at Evergreen to pitch in and restore this little slice of nature right in the heart of East Charlotte.

When: Saturday, August 9th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where to meet: Winterfield Elementary School, 3100 Winterfield Pl, Charlotte, NC

What to bring: Wear sturdy shoes for work and walking. Bring a water bottle and a snack if you would like to nibble while you work. Work gloves recommended. Tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own loppers, trowels, knives, etc.

Liability Waiver: All participants 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 in an outing, download a copy at NC Sierra Club Sign In Waiver

For questions or more information. contact Outings Chair David Underwood at 704-675-2390 davidmunderwood@mail.com

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