We Won Offshore Wind! Help fund the next victory!
After three years of hard work, the Maryland Sierra Club has won our campaign to bring offshore wind to Maryland.
Earlier this month the Maryland Senate passed the Maryland Offshore Wind Act, crossing the last major hurdle to generating clean, homegrown energy 15 miles off the coast of Ocean City.
Volunteers and staff organized dozens of lobby visits, generated hundreds of calls to legislators, and sent emails to keep our members updated.
None of this work would be possible without support from people like you.
As a member-led organization, your donations keeps Sierra Club independent so we are able to take on special interests and focus on building power from the ground up.
Thank you so much for YOUR SUPPORT!
Take Action to Save the Native Plants and Animals!
Help continue funding for biological control for invasive plant species by clicking here and taking action! Let your legislators know that this issue is important to you!
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Moving Maryland Beyond Coal
Tell Secretary Summers to Protect Our Health from Coal!
The Crane and Wagner coal-fired power plants, right outside of Baltimore, operate with permits allowing them to spew sulfur dioxide pollution at levels exceeding healthy limits established by the EPA.1 The pollution range of the plants covers more than 100 parks, recreation areas, and schools, potentially harming 35,000 children in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
Now the plants are being sold, giving the MDE a unique opportunity to revise their permits and reduce their pollution levels. Unfortunately, despite possessing studies that demonstrate the plants' health risks, Secretary of the Environment Robert Summers has yet to announce intentions to address Crane and Wagner's dangerous pollution levels.
ACT NOW: Send a message to Secretary Summers today. Ask him to phase out the Crane and Wagner coal plants and come up with a plan for their retirement and replacement with clean energy.
Learn more about the Campaign to Move Maryland Beyond Coal
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Moving Forward on Climate Rally
Thousands came to Washington DC braving a cold windy February day to ask President Obama to take action Climate Change.
Next Steps: 100 Days of Action Website
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Stop Storm Water Pollution!
|Storm water is rain that falls on a hard surface such as a road, picks up pollutants and toxins, and carries them into our rivers. Storm water is the only source of water pollution that is on the increase. Maryland is working on regulations that will determine the storm water management in our urban counties. The draft regulations are vague and lack enforceable standards. We need to improve these regulations to effectively reduce water pollution in our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.
Tell Governor O'Malley that we need strong storm water management!
RAISE MONEY, SAVE YOUR POCKETBOOK, AND SAVE THE PLANET!
For each home in Maryland that goes solar through this partnership,
the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club gets $750! These funds will
support all of our great local work to protect the environment. In addition,
you will receive $750 cash gift card from Sungevity! Check it out and tell
your friends about this great program.Go to www.sierraclub.org/solarhomes
panels and find out how much you would save. Don't miss out on this special offer!
to request a free, no-obligation quote to see if your house is right for solar
A Future with Clean Water is Within Reach!
Photo NPS Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Join Maryland Sierra Club's Water Protection Campaign in Talbot,
Charles, and Prince Georges County. Help us reach the goal of
swimmable, fishable, healthier waters for all the residents of
Maryland to enjoy! Learn more about what each county
is doing and how you can help!
Get Outdoors with the Sierra Club!
Hike, Canoe, Bike, Camp
Find out about trips on the Events Calendar!
More information on Sierra Club Maryland Outings.
Hydrofracking: Maryland Holds the Line
A legal settlement in Maryland in the 1970s gave
Sierra Club the ability to reject exporting hydrofracked gas from Cove Point.
“The damage that this project would bring to the
Maryland coast as well as the disastrous effects of
the fracking boom on communities in states like
Pennsylvania make it clear that exporting liquefied
natural gas is bad news for Americans’ air, water
and health,” said Sierra Club Executive Director, Michael Brune.
Press release and media comments here:
Learn more about Hydrofracking! Host a showing of Gasland, an
award winning documentary about hydrofracking!
Stop the opening of 60 million acres of wilderness for development
of oil and gas development.
Invasive Weeds Threaten Maryland's Native Wildlife
Ready to get involved?
Join in at a location near you.
Be aware of ticks and come prepared.
Volunteer with the Sierra Club
The Maryland Chapter Needs YOU!
The 15,000-member Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter seeks experienced
and committed individuals for volunteer positions
Membership- Outings- Fundraising Committees Welcoming New Members
You might have noticed our awesome interns setting up meetings,
taking notes, organizing phone banks, posting blogs, outreaching
at events, leading stewardship work days, and getting people out
on hikes and paddles to learn about conservation issues.
Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to
accomplishing many of the chapter's conservation goals. Working
side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns see how a grass
roots non-profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and
become the next generation of activist leaders.
Currently signing up fall and winter interns
The Maryland Chapter is hiring a part time Assistant
Administrator! Find out more here.