Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Sierra Club Inner City Outings is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world.
The San Francisco Bay Chapter of Inner CIty Outings is a group of people dedicated to getting urban youth into the outdoors. Our leaders organize a variety of outings, including hiking, car camping, snow camping and backpacking. We are active partners in the growing national movement to take urban kids out of the city and provide them with outdoor adventures. Our volunteers give their time because they know from their own experience that spending time in the natural world can be transformative.
We are a 100% volunteer organization with a current group of about 45 active members, aged 20 to 70. In addition to leading outings our staff does recruiting, fund raising, training, outreach and equipment maintenance. We lead 25 to 30 trips per year.