Through its second annual Serve Outdoors initiative, the Sierra Club is proud to join Americans in communities across the country this September in honoring those who bravely serve our nation by volunteering to help clean up and preserve our great outdoors for future generations.
America's great outdoors is a cornerstone of our national heritage that Americans who have served our country should be able to enjoy just like generations before them. America's youth, students and young adults have embraced protecting our environment as a way to honor the service of their fellow Americans and build a foundation for a better future.
In the spirit of the 10-year anniversary of September 11th, the Sierra Club's Serve Outdoors events will honor those who have served our country and offer opportunities for youth, veterans, military families and diverse communities across the nation to participate.
Through programs like Serve Outdoors, the Sierra Club aims to help service members, their families and all Americans live happier, healthier lives by providing opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Studies show that Americans who regularly spend time in parks or green spaces are more likely to be physically fit. Moving and playing outdoors can lead to healthier body weights, stronger muscles and bones, healthy hearts and better eyesight. America's great outdoors also provides families with beautiful vacation spots, even on a tight budget.
Find an Event Near You
Check out the Sierra Club's programs that are organizing events for Serve Outdoors:
Building Bridges to the Outdoors
Military Families to the Outdoors
Inner City Outings
Sierra Student Coalition
Read our 2010 Serve Outdoors stories.