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Thirty-six young people from all over the East coast came together in August of 2015 for the Eastern region’s youth grassroots training program, called SPROG. Fourteen of the young people were from North Carolina. This present (and future generation of environmental leaders) gathered together to learn vital environmental and community organizing skills over a week-long, intensive training program. Below is the recounting of the program from of the training’s facilitators, Jacquie Ayala, an organizer with the North Carolina Sierra Club.
Molly Diggins, state director of the NC Sierra Club issued the following statement: “North Carolina has the chance to again be a leader in the Southeast - just as we were when we passed the Clean Smokestacks Act in 2002 and the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard in 2007. But it appears that Senate leaders and the McCrory administration would rather use the Clean Power Plan as a political football than as a practical way to improve our state’s air quality, economy, and the health of all our communities.”
“North Carolina is well-positioned to be a leader under the Clean Power Plan, as released today,” said Molly Diggins, state director for the NC Sierra Club. “We led the nation with the landmark 2002 Clean Smokestacks Act; and again in 2007 with the only Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard in the Southeast. The results have been cleaner air, improved public health, and a booming clean tech sector. Now, we can lead again with a North Carolina Clean Power Plan.”

Raleigh, NC Yates Millpond Park: hummingbird watching

Cypress Group - Bird Watching

Cypress Group - Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up

Cypress Group Programs get off to a soaring start

Battle Creek Hike

Mini-Outing to North Croatan National Forest

North Topsail Beach Litter Cleanup Service Outing

Weekend Shinning Rock Wilderness Backpack

Horne Creek Day Hike

Capitol Group, Raleigh NC, Hike the NCMA Art Trail

Hike Schenck Forest, Raleigh

Let's Hike the Ridgeline Trail, Crowders Mountain State Park

Birding Trip into North River Preserve (wetland restoration area) with John Fussel

DURHAM: 4.1 Mile Moderate+ Eno Hike: Buckquarter Creek and Holden's Mill Trails

Venus Fly Traps and Wild Orchids are Blooming in Green Swamp

Hike Blue Jay Point Wake County NC

Stone Mt day hike/Bike Galax to Fries on NRT

Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies at Landsford Canal State Park

Field Trip to South Croatan National Forest

Trip to Shackleford Banks to see island ecology (plants and wildlife, including wild horses) and observe barrier island dynamics

Carolina Raptor Center Service Outing & Tour

Cornelius Creek Loop/At Section/Apple Orchard Falls

Let's Hike Umstead Park

South Croatan National Forest (to See Special Habitats, Plants, and Animals)

Identifying Spring Migratory Birds

Identifying Spring Migratory Birds

Be a Kindred Spirit at Bird Island Preserve, Sunset Beach

Durham: FROG WATCH!!!

Durham: Creek Clean Up

Durham: Guided Bird Walk

Backpack and Hike Shining Rock Wilderness-CANCELLED

Save the Trees! Invasive Plant Removal Service Outing

A Yoga Experience for Hikers

Dining Out in the Backcountry

Browns Mountain, SC 10am-1pm

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Outing, 5.5 Mile Hike

3.1 Mile Moderate Valentines Day Hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

Identifying Spring Migratory Birds

Seven Oaks Preserve Trails

Midweek Fitness Hike

Midweek Fitness Hike

Company Mills Hike (near Greensboro)

Blue Ridge Parkway Service Outing in Celebration of Martin Luther King Day

Winter Neusiok Trail Hike

Super Bowl Sunday Hike - Browns Mt.

Free Class at Carrboro Yoga

New Year's Day Hike in Duke Forest

Partnership Shelter near Marion, VA

Hanging Rock State Park Holiday Hike

New Year’s Day Hike in Hanging Rock State Park

New Year's Day - Sugarloaf Trail Hike

Huggins Island Paddle

New Year's Day Hike - Crowders Mt.

South Mountains State Park Hike

Great Lake Kayak Outing

Table Rock State Park (SC)

Falls Lake Overlook Point-to-Point Hike on the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST)/Falls Lake Trail

Bachelor Creek Kayak Outing

Kingston Lake Paddle Outing

Huntington Beach State Park Car Camping and Kayak Trip

Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area

Carnivorous Plant Mini-Outing

Fall Backpacking Conditioning in Umstead

Birding Fall Mountain Trail - Morrow Mountain State Park

Hiking the Rocks Trail - Morrow Mountain State Park

Service Outing - Morrow Mountain State Park

Mountain Biking - Uwharrie National Forest

Hiking Fall Mountain Trail - Morrow Mountain State Park

Canoeing on Lake Tillery, Yadkin-Pee Dee River and Hidden Lake

Birkhead Wilderness Hike

Gardner's Creek Paddle

Cold Mountain, Shining Rock Wilderness

Walking on Wednesdays

Kayak With Candidates

Alpaca Meet & Greet

Walking on Wednesdays

Walking on Wednesdays

Walking on Wednesdays

Walking on Wednesdays

Linville Gorge Wilderness Day Hiking and Car Camping

Kayak With Candidates

A Landfill Makeover Tour (Chapel Hill, NC)

A Landfill Makeover Tour

Linville Gorge 7.5 Mile Hike (Strenuous)

Tree ID Walk (summer edition) -- Clemmons State Forest, Clayton, NC

Saturday, August 16: Shining Rock Wilderness Day Hike

Saturday, July12: Birkhead Wilderness Birkhead Mountain Trail Day Hike

Brice's Creek Kayak Outing

Durham: 3.2 Mile Quarry Hike and Eat/Play at Sharky's!

Mose Cone Memorial Park

Linville Gorge Wilderness - 7.5 Mile Hike (Strenuous)

DURHAM: Hike the Eno--Bridge to Bridge!!!

Raleigh: Reception to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the North Carolina Wilderness Act

Hammock's Beach State Park Paddle

Outings Leader Training Weekend at Hanging Rock State Park

Annual Picnic Hike

Catawba Wildflower Glen Service Outing

Upper Newport River Kayak Outing

Crowers Mt. State Park

NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk (Rescheduled)

Grandfather Mountain Photography Workshop with Avery Locklear of Avery Locklear Photography (rescheduled)

Cold Mountain (NC version)

Linville Gorge Wilderness: Hawksbill and Table Rock Day Hike

Stone Mt. Hidden Falls/ Wolf & Cedar Rocks

Latta Plantation Nature Preserve Hike

Rachel Carson Research Reserve: Paddle and Hike

Wookpecker Habitat Service Outing

Discovering “The Poor Man’s Tarpon:” Shad Fishing on the Neuse River

Discovering “The Poor Man’s Tarpon:” Shad Fishing on the Roanoke River

Discovering “The Poor Man’s Tarpon:” Shad Fishing on the Roanoke River

CANCELED DUE TO RAIN Hike in Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve

Outings Leader Training Weekend--OLT101/OLT201/Boat Safety/CPR & First Aid

Stone Mountain State Park

DURHAM: Guided Bird Walk at Sandy Creek Park

Cold Mountain in the Shining Rock Wilderness


NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk (Rescheduled)

Neusiok Trail Hike


Green River Gamelands--Pullium Creek Trail


NC Botanical Garden at Chapel Hill

McDowell Park Nature Hike

Chapel Hill: NC Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Nature Trails Discovery Hike

Birkhead Wilderness Birkhead Mountain Trail Day Hike

Durham/Duke Forest: Super Bowl Day Hike!

Grandfather Mountain Photography Workshop with Avery Locklear of Avery Locklear Photography


Harper Creek Water Falls in Harper Creek and Lost Cove Rate Two Study Area

NC Zoo Endangered Species Walk

Cook’s Wall Loop, Hanging Rock State Park

Beginner Backpacking in Uwharrie National Forest

Backpacking Conditioning in Umstead

Salem Creek in History and Today

Forsyth Creek Week Salem Lake’s Terry Road Creek Hike

Super Bowl Sunday Hike - Browns Mt.

Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve - Service Outing

Behind The Scenes Tour Carolina Raptors Center

Jordan Lake Hike and Educational Outing

Sugarloaf Trail Carolina Beach State Park

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Research Collection Tour

Wetland walk on Raleigh's Walnut Creek Trail

2nd Wednesday Winter Hike Series - NC Botanical Gardens

Crowders Mt Pinnacle & Ridgeline Trails

New Year's Day Hike - Anne Springs Close Greenway

Chatham County Rivers and Streams: Three Questions

2nd Wednesday Winter Hike Series - Eno Quarry Hike

Morning Hike Canceled

Crowders Mt Pinnacle & Ridgeline Trails

Hike Sugar Loaf Trail, Carolina Beach State Park

Mason Farm Biological Reserve Hike

Post Turkey Day Hike @ New Hope Overlook/Jordan Lake

New Year's Day Yadkin River Day Hike

Hanging Rock State Park 8.5 miler (strenuous hike)

2nd Wednesday Winter Hike Series - Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail

New River State Park (Cliffview camp ground)

Hanging Rock State Park Day Hike

Chapel Hill (Orange County near Duke Forest): Johnston Mill Nature Preserve Exploration!

Durham: Lunchtime Power Walk @ Duke University's East Campus

Hanging Rock State Park: Moore's Wall Loop Trail (4.2 miles)

Hike the New Knight Brown Nature Preserve Trails

Toxic Tour on the Cape Fear

Neusiok Trail Outing, Craven County in Croatan National Forest

Second Wednesday Winter Hike Series--Carolina North Forest in Chapel Hill

Tanawha Trail and Fall Color

Marsh Cruise at Hammock's Beach State Park

Capital Group: September Monthly Meeting: Meet the Candidates

Charlotte RibbonWalk Service Outing and Hike

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Outings Leader and First Aid Training in Chapel Hill

Fletcher Creek/Middle Fork Trails

July 4th, Durham, NC: Brisk Walk/Hike on Duke's Al Beuhler Trail (Dog Friendly Outing)

Capital Group Service Day

Duke Forest Hike to Rhododendron Bluffs

Lake Waccamaw Paddle Rescheduled

Congaree (Swamp) National Park

Webinar: Solar Energy in NC

Encore Behind-the-Scenes at Fort Fisher Aquarium

Green Swamp Hike

Rich Inlet Tour Rescheduled

Paddle at Lake Waccamaw is CANCELED

South Mountains State Park Hike

Backpacking Conditioning in Umstead

Dragon's Tooth and McAfee's Knob Backpack

Beginner Backpacking in Uwharrie National Forest

Backpacking 101

ENO RIVER HIKE: Pea Creek and Dunnagan Trails

Forward on Climate Rally - Washington, DC


Caesar's Head Area in S. Carolina

Fort Fisher Aquarium - Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Umstead Hike and Ruins Exploration

Super Bowl Sunday Morning Hike - Anne Springs Close Greenway

Eno River Hike: Cox Mtn/ Fanny Ford

Crowders Mountain State Park - Day Hike

Birding and Wildlife in Northeastern NC

Stargazing & Geminid Meteor Shower


New Year's Day Yadkin River Day Hike

Hanging Rock State Park Day Hike

Mountain Trail Day Hike in Pilot Mountain State Park

Mattamuskeet NWR, Hyde County

Neusiok Trail Hike in Croatan National Forest

NC Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

NC Sierra Club: Conservation Planning and Priority Setting Meeting

Boat Tour Rich Inlet Area

First in Flight, First in Wind: A Conversation about Wind Energy in North Carolina

Beach Sweep Each Sunday on Bogue Banks

Beach Sweep Each Sunday on Bogue Banks

Beach Sweep Each Sunday on Bogue Banks

Beach Sweep on Bogue Banks

Canoeing Zeke's Island Estuary

Headwaters Group Kick-off Picnic, Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC

Duke University Sustainability Tour, Nicholas School of the Environment

Durham Sierra Club Kick-off Picnic

Duke University Sustainability Tour

Sierra Club Outings Leader Training

Stop the Frack Attack Rally

Cape Fear River Boat Trip

Executive Committee Meeting

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