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Join us for a Holiday Party

Save the Date!  Join us for a holiday party with members and friends of the GVP Sierra Club on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 6-8 p.m.  We have reserved the alcove room at C.C.’s Kitchen, 710 W Main St, Mechanicsburg, for our gathering. Everyone will have the opportunity to order and pay on our own from the menu.

For more information, email: jawasicek@gmail.com.

Check out the GVP group 2018 election endorsements

The Governor Pinchot Group has endorsed one incumbent and four political
newcomers in the General Election. When you go to the polls on Tuesday,
Nov. 6, we urge you to vote for the environment by voting for our endorsed

Find out more about the candidates in our Pinchot Papers newsletter.

Agriculture, Ponds & Amphibians Presentation October 7th

Come join us for Gene Wingert’s new multi-media presentation, featuring our local area! Admission is free and all are welcome.

Prof. Wingert will present “Agriculture, Ponds & Amphibians” on Sunday, October 7 at 1 pm, at Wildwood Park and Nature Center in Harrisburg.

Light refreshments will be served, sponsored by the Governor Pinchot Group of Sierra Club.

Gene is a renowned local biology and environmental science professor. He has put together a beautiful talk with video taken of our area.  Please join us at Wildwood!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:30 AM  –  Hike at Stony Valley/Beaver Dams, Lebanon County
Contact: Robert Rebuck (717) 319-4178 bobrebuck@frontiernet.net

Hike, 9 miles, moderate. From the State Game Lands 211 Rail Trail east gate, we will follow the main rail trail west to view the beaver dams, which includes a beaver hut and beaver felled trees. We’ll continue west to the Acid Mine diversion wells where the abandoned coal mining town of Rausch Gap was once located. We will turn north onto the Appalachian Trail to view the remains of a stone railroad trestle and then to the Rausch Gap Appalachian Trail Shelter to eat our packed lunch. We’ll connect with the upper rail trail to return to the parking lot.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:30 AM  –  GVP Group: River Cleanup on Susquehanna
Contact: Robin Broderick (717) 221-8590 Rbroderick1@email.com

Cleanup trash on the islands on the Susquehanna River using canoes. Canoes are available for use, but if you have a canoe, please bring yours. To attend contact Robin by September 2nd to register. Wear old clothes and old sneakers.


Sunday, October 7, 2018 1:00-3:00 PM  –  Wildwood Presentation: Environmental Topic

Contact: Robin Broderick (717) 221-8590 Rbroderick1@email.com

Join us for an environmental presentation by Dickinson College biologist Gene Wingert. Exact topic TBD.

Yard Sale Item Collection

We are collecting items for a yard sale to support the GVP group.  Furniture, household items, kitchen items, children’s toys and clothing are good sellers.

Collection Dates:  Saturday, April 29  –  midnight Friday, May 4

Location:  3244 Green Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Please leave the items on the porch.

If you have any questions, please contact Robin rbroderick1@email.com

We Choose a Better Path, Governor Wolf, Harrisburg Rally April 13th

Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Main Rotunda, State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Statewide Rally
We Choose a Better Path, Governor Wolf

This idea for a rally that started in the grassroots has attracted the attention of non-profit groups who want to participate, but could not participate in an event with our former politically-explicit message.

We want to be inclusive of everyone who’s fighting a pipeline (or 2 or several), fracking, natural gas power plants, processing plants like the Shell Cracker plant, the Epiphany waste plant, injection wells, water extraction operations, export facilities, turning Philly into a gas hub, and, not just climate inaction, but an expansion of the shale gas industry in PA.

Pennsylvanians’ efforts to stop these projects have been ignored, dismissed, criticized, side-stepped, and trivialized by our state government at times. At other times, our government has spied on us, pushed legislation to criminalize us, and characterized us as eco-terrorists.

We don’t just have a fracking problem or a climate problem; we have a democracy problem.

We choose a better path, Governor Wolf.

Post Tax Happy Hour

Join us for an informal social gathering to celebrate taxes being done, and spring being here – finally!  Members and friends welcome!

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Duke’s Riverside Bar and Grill, 313 S Front St, Wormleysburg, PA 17043

Contact: John at lenahan.john@mac.com

Holiday Party December 8th

Friday, December 8, 2017
6:00 p.m.
The Coliseum, 410 St. Johns Church Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011

Join us for a holiday party with members and friends of the GVP Sierra Club. All are welcome!  We will have a separate room downstairs for our gathering and lots of entertainment to choose from at The Coliseum. Order off the menu for food and drinks. Feel free to bring a dessert to share.

Please RSVP if you’ll be joining us to Justina at jawasicek@gmail.com


Wildwood Multi-Media Presentation

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 pm
Wildwood Nature Center, 1 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA

Pinchot Group is hosting a brand new multi-media presentation about the deer population’s impact on Pennsylvania’s environment. Dickinson College biologist Gene Wingert will provide his expertise and insight into this pressing issue.

The presentation will be held on Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m. at Wildwood Nature Center, 1 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg, PA. Light refreshments will be served and an optional walk at Wildwood Lake.