Sierra Club’s Maine Chapter started in 1993, which means it is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023.
In case you didn’t know, the Sierra Club’s Maine Chapter’s mission is:
- Protect Maine’s wilderness heritage
- Fight global warming & promote smart growth
- Safeguard Maine’s clean water and coastline
- Promote clean air and energy efficiency
- Hold public officials accountable
- Support pro-environment candidates for public office
Sierra Club Maine Chapter Earth Day activities
Given this mission, it’s no surprise that the Maine Chapter will be active on Earth Day.
I’ve decided to highlight two of their activities in Southern Maine for Earth Day 2023.
Community clean-up day in Portland
On Friday, April 21, the day before Earth Day, the Sierra Club Maine Chapter will be meeting at three different locations in Portland to do a community cleanup.
The event kicks off at 9 a.m. and goes until 11 a.m. at the following three Portland locations:
- Deering Oaks Park in Portland
- Encampment near Marginal Way in Portland (meet in Walgreens parking lot)
- East End Beach in Portland
FYI, East End Beach is one of the dog-friendly beaches in Southern Maine.
Visit the Sierra Club of Maine website for more information or to find out how to organize your own community clean up day.
Earth Day Hike in Sebago Lake State Park
On April 22nd, starting at 9 a.m., the Sierra Club Maine Chapter will be leading an Earth Day hike in Sebago Lake State Park.
The hike will be along the park’s various trails, for about three miles, and will end with lunch at the campground.
Pack your own food to eat, and wear appropriate footwear for mud season.
Meet at 3 State Camping Rd, Naples for the hike’s start.