SIERRA CLUB DAY

Monday, May 28th: Happy Birthday Sierra Club! Today is SIERRA CLUB DAY, the 120th anniversary of its founding. Sierra Club was founded May 28, 1892 with 182 charter members. John Muir was elected the first president and served as President until his death in 1914. As the first conservation effort, the Sierra Club campaigned to defeat a proposed reduction in the boundaries ofYosemiteNational Park. The ranks have swelled to 1.4 million members and they’ve tackled countless conservation efforts around the globe.

Visit the Sierra Club’s page and see how you can become a part of the collective group working to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. http://www.sierraclub.org/history/timeline.aspx

Some words from John Muir

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates, hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God’s eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to be always seems the best.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.
The Yosemite (1912), page 256.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tina Barbour
    May 29, 2012 @ 00:56:33

    I didn’t realize the Sierra Club was that old–good information!

    I love the Muir quote. I couldn’t agree more with his ideas about the healing power of nature. It provides great solace to my soul, that’s for sure.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your blog is beautiful, and I look forward to reading more!

    Reply

    • trishafaye
      May 29, 2012 @ 01:35:31

      Thanks for stopping by Tina. I’m with you, I had no idea that Sierra Club had been around that long either.
      Keep up the great work on your OCD blog!

      Reply

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