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Four Lakes Group Sierra Club

222 S Hamilton St., Suite 1, Madison, WI 53703

The Four Lakes Group is your local branch of the Sierra Club. We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to environmental education and conservation. We are one of nine Groups in the Wisconsin John Muir Chapter. The Four Lakes Group area includes over 4,500 members in the counties of Dane, Sauk, Columbia, Juneau, Adams, Richland, Iowa, Grant, Rock, Green, Crawford, Jefferson, Lafayette and the city of Whitewater in Walworth County. 

The Group offers ongoing events and educational programs that are open to everyone and we also have an active conservation agenda within our Group that concentrates on a range of environmental concerns like water quality, recycling, sprawl reduction, transportation, smart growth and public lands. We have a few primary campaigns like transportation, “Moving Beyond Coal” and “Recycling Away from Home“. We are also active in local elections, since one of our best hopes for long term gains is building a strong legislative base to protect our environment.

However, the Sierra Club, as a whole, is well aware of the dangers of “all work and no play” so we are very active in group activities such as hikes, biking events, camping trips, water sports, group meetings and potlucks.

In addition to our Group work, we also help sponsor both the Sierra Student Coalition on the UW Madison campus, and our urban youth outreach program, Madison Inner City Outings.