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DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Polk and Sumter counties of Florida


Explore, Enjoy and Protect The Planet



For current outings click to go to this blog and check the Outings/Events/Activities section of the most recent archived Newsletter


Become a Ancient Islands - Sierra Club Outings Leader!

Do you love being outdoors with good friends and like-minded enthusiasts? Are you always on the look out for the best wild places in Florida? Do you care that others learn how to "explore, enjoy, and protect" these places? Become an Ancient Islands Sierra Club Outing Leader. You will learn how to conduct outings, including planning the event, managing participants, handling the unexpected, and of course the conservation issue(s) connected to your outing.

In order to participate in one of the Sierra Club's outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver which will be furnished at the beginning of the outing. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, please see or call 415-977-5630.

In the interests of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make carpooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel. Please note that many of the below listed activities are events that we think you will find interesting and fun, but they are not official outings.

If you have suggestions for outings or if you wish to lead an outing, volunteer to be our Outings Coordinator!

Use the links to the right to check these out in our current newsletter. Don't forget to look for other activities with members of the Florida Chapter on the Chapter website! Use the link to "About Our Group" for Outings Leader contact information.

picture Copyright © 2003, Phil Griner, All Rights Reserved

Picture taken at Kissimmee River Clean-Up on April 12, 2003.

Many local activities (from star gazing to hikes) take place on the lands acquired by the county through its Environmental Lands Program (ELP). Check their website at for a map which locates all these acquisitions and call the ELP at 863 534 7377 for a list of planned events.


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