Sierra Club - Upper Cumberland Group

What Is the Sierra Club?

The Sierra Club is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to the appreciation and conservation of wilderness areas and the protection of our environment. Through participation in local group and chapter activities, Sierra Club members learn about nature and work together to protect our natural environment.

Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club has been instrumental in:

The Sierra Club in Tennessee

Tennessee Sierrans monitor and comment on construction and lumbering activities in our public lands, attend meetings of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and of other State agencies, and keep a close eye on actions of the Tennessee Legislature which influence our environment. Working with other environmental groups, since 1969 we have helped:

Our members have diverse backgrounds, interests, and viewpoints, but we all share a love of nature and a dedication to work hard to insure that our children will enjoy the natural beauty that we have enjoyed.

The Upper Cumberland Group

Environmental Activism

The Upper Cumberland Group is Tennessee's newest Sierra Club group. Our twelve county area comprises some of the most attractive and unique natural areas in the eastern United States. We are active in:

As a Sierra Club member, you can stay informed of local environmental issues and have a stronger voice in helping protect our natural heritage.

Nature Programs

Know how a migratory bird study is conducted? Like to find out about the wealth of caves in our area? Heard of the Tennessee Rivers Assessment Program? Highly respected state and local speakers discuss conservation and nature themes at our informative and fun monthly program meetings. We meet at the Putnam County Library (lower meeting room) on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. You are always welcome to attend.


John Muir, the first President of the Sierra Club, believed that the best way to protect nature is to help people experience it. Our group organizes day hikes, backpacking trips, interpretive walks, cave trips, canoe trips and other outings exploring the many natural features of the Upper Cumberland and surrounding area.

Upper Cumberland Sierra Club Member Benefits

For more information, contact the Chairperson, Peggy Evans, at 432-6680 (, or the Conservation Chair, John Harwood, at 528-6395 (, or better yet, come to a meeting. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Last updated: July 26, 2000.