Club Reaching Out to Hunters & Anglers
In late March, three dozen Sierra Club organizers and volunteers from around the country convened at Camp McDowell in Alabama to strategize about building partnerships with hunters and anglers. "Being pro-hunting is being pro-habitat," Bart Semcer, the Club's Washington, D.C., representative for hunting and fishing programs, told the assembled organizers. Representatives from a variety of Club programs, including the Water Sentinels, Building Bridges to the Outdoors (youth outreach), and Environmental Partnetships, led sessions on building coalitions and partnering with non-traditional allies. And there was ample time for rockin' and talkin' at the end of the day: pictured below are New York clean water activist Doris Israel, Tennessee Chapter leader James Baker, Sierra Club Directors Marilyn Wall of Ohio and Robin Mann of Pennsylvania, and New York Water Sentinel Richie Israel.