Get Involved

There are many ways to take action in our community, from volunteering to lobbying, letter-writing to joining our executive committee. Read below to see how you can get involved with the Niagara Group:


Attend a Sierra Club meeting

We hold Group meetings the fourth Tuesday of the month at Daemen College, in room 229 of Dun Scotus Hall. The campus is located at 4380 Main Street in Amherst. Our meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are packed with discussion of current environmental issues. Meet other people and learn about on-going issues and local campaigns. All meetings are open to the public, so come join us. We look forward to meeting you.

Subscribe to our Email News List

Subscribers receive announcements of our group’s activities, speakers, lobby opportunities and local environmental news, usually about once or twice a month. We promise not to fill your in-box, and we don’t share our email list with anyone.
To subscribe, send a request to sierraclubangela@gmail.com with the words “Subscribe” and your first and last name in the body of the email.

Join the Sierra Club

Members automatically receive the Niagara Group and Atlantic Chapter Newsletters, the Sierra Magazine and discounts on Club merchandise. Importantly, the more members we have in the Niagara Group, the more attention we get from elected officials and others. Although the Niagara Group is a low-budget, volunteer-led outfit, members’ dues are crucial in supporting the state- and national-level Sierra Club from which we receive so much support. For more information about Club membership, please click here.

Write a Letter to Support Legislation and Give Comments

It is VERY IMPORTANT that YOU as a citizen of the state send your comments! If covering various topics, feel free to send more than one letter.


Write a Letter to the Editor

The Buffalo News publishes short letters to the editors. There’s no easier way to reach an audience of thousands! For more information on letter writing check out our Writer’s Group page.

Lead an Outing

If you have a favorite place that others should know about, why not lead a Sierra Club outing to visit it? While many of our outings are “just for fun,” we also encourage educational trips to learn more about environmental issues, and service projects to clean up an area or repair a trail. To lead an outing, you must be a Sierra Club member.

Participate in Local Decision Making

Many of the most important environmental decisions are made at the local and state level. We encourage everyone to vote in local elections, attend candidate forums and town meetings and public hearings, and otherwise get to know their local public officials. Often it takes just one interested citizen to educate a local official and make a real difference.