Pennsylvania Chapter Sierra Club


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You're invited to take part in our annual member outing and retreat July 13-15th at Ohiopyle State Park with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter in Fayette County!

We welcome your family and friends to enjoy the activities and meet Sierra Club members from around Pennsylvania.


To reserve a space, you must fill out and submit the form following this schedule. Thank you!

July Outing Weekend Schedule

(Note: ALL events meet at the Organized Group Tenting area before departure)

Friday: Arrive at Organized group tenting areas 227 and 228 at 3:30pm or later. Set up your tent, explore the park on your own or socialize with other Sierra Club members.


Event: 10:00am-5:00pm - PA Chapter Executive Committee Meeting at Pavilion 3, Sierra Club business will be discussed. This meeting is for members only.

Hike: Laurel Highlands - led by Mike Lamark Level of difficulty: Challenging 

Hike: Meadow Run scenic hike - led by Bruce Sundquist - Level of difficulty: Moderate

Event: 6:00pm Potluck + BBQ Dinner (burgers and hot dogs provided free of charge by the Pennsylvania Chapter)

Event: 7:30pm Event: Campfire Speaker: Dr. Cindy Walters, professor of biology at St. Vincent college and local Marcellus shale issues activist. Dr. Walters will discuss the impact of gas drilling on public lands.


Hike: Ferncliff and Yough scenic hike - led by Phil Coleman - Level of difficulty: Easy

Tentative Hike: loop hike at Cucumber Falls - led by Dick Neller 

Event: 9:00am Energy tour - gas wells, pipeline, compressor station, mining, wind farm -Visit wind farm, etc. Leaders: Krissy Kasserman and Randy Francisco 

Event: 12:00pm Marcellus Visual Assessment Training. Learn to visually assess gas wells for problems/violations (2-hour training session). Leaders:  Veronica Coptis and Melissa Troutman 

Description: Do you want to help prevent pollution from Marcellus shale development in your community or favorite recreation spots? Mountain Watershed Association’s Marcellus Visual Assessment will teach you how to stay alert for pollution incidents using just your senses.  This training will also provide information on permit tracking, water and air pollution, and filing a complaint with the proper regulatory agency.

If you'd like to join us for our 2012 July Outing, please RSVP below.

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