Woods & Wetlands

 Sierra Club 
Woods & Wetlands Group

Outings Leader Program

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W&W  Outings Needs Your Leadership and Help

The Sierra Club began as a few people who found the magnificent wilderness areas they loved threatened by deforestation. They decided to win protection for it by showing others its beauty. W&W continues that proud tradition with hikes to special places. Sierra Club group outings provide low-cost environmental experiences intended to help participants appreciate the extraordinarily bountiful natural environment in which we live.

The Woods & Wetlands Group Executive Committee approves group Outings Leaders. Qualified volunteer leaders organize and run all outings, and must be appropriately prepared. Leaders are in charge of both pre-trip planning and decisions during the outing itself. Leadership skills are essential to engage the cooperation of all participants in making the outing a well run and enjoyable event. A qualified Sierra Club W&W Outing leader must first obtain experience as an assistant leader, and then complete and maintain leadership training and requirements:

The W&W Outing Committee welcomes Helper members willing to help us conduct more outings by helping with organization and logistics. We also welcome new Assistant Leaders interested in helping leaders and/or gaining the experience to lead trips themselves. If you would like more information or are ready to volunteer on outings with the W&W Group, contact Outings Chair, Evan Craig, at 847-680-6437 or evan.craig@illinois.sierraclub.org .

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