Saturday, March 14

Hikes scheduled March 22 and April 19


Sunday, March 22nd, 12:30 PM –– Hike at Cove Hollow –– Four mile moderate hike on trail in Shawnee National Forest that borders Cedar Lake, cliff lines and shelter caves. Learn about early wildflowers. Bring water and wear appropriate shoes. We will have a car shuttle so we will walk one-way. Leaders are Ed Max and Bob Mulcahy. Call Bob Mulcahy for details and to register at 618-942-6342.

Sunday, April 19th, 10:00 AM –– Hike the Snake Road & LaRue Pine Hills –– Easy hike along the snake road at LaRue Pine Hills. Optional extension to Inspiration Point on the bluffs. This is snake migration time and spring flower season, so come along to learn more about the snakes, birds and flowers that are evident at this very biodiverse area. Leaders are Ed Max and Steve Eberhart. Call Steve at 618-687-2998 or Email at for details and to register. Meet before 10:00 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Office at 221 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL to drive to the trailhead.

Friday, March 6

Meet Sierra Club Members for dinner before the meeting!

You are cordially invited to join the Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club for dinner at 5 pm on March 12 at
El Paisano, 100 North Glenview, Carbondale  529-2352
RSVP requested to (618) 684-2196 or before noon on Wednesday, March 11.

Our March Program at 7 pm:  Shawn Priddy, Deputy Co-ordinator, Jackson County Emergency Management Agency

Are you prepared for an emergency?  Family emergency planning can be the key to surviving a disaster. In extreme situations, emergency resources may be limited. Be prepared to care for yourself and your family for at least three days (72 hours).

Presenter Shawn Priddy started with the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency as a volunteer storm spotter. He has served as the Deputy Coordinator for the agency since 2005.  He has conducted many training sessions and public presentations throughout the County. 

The program will be held at 216 East Monroe Street in Carbondale, Illinois on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm.  It is FREE and open to the public.  Parking and entrance are at the rear, through the green door, across from Rock Hill Baptist Church (Monroe and Marion Streets.)