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Hug a Tree or Take a Hike! It's Sierra Club Day

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The Sierra Club, one of the nation's most prominent conservation organizations, marks the anniversary of its founding today. The group was founded on May 28, 1892, with just 182 charter members. Their first president was none other than its founder, naturalist John Muir. The Sierra Club's first campaign was to lead an "effort to defeat a proposed reduction in the boundaries of Yosemite National Park."

The San Francisco-based organization, which was revitalized post World War II by men like Ansel Adams and David Brower, has helped to preserve and promote not only natural landscapes in California, but all over the nation. So hug a tree, take a hike, smell the flowers, and give a nod to mother nature in honor of the Sierra Club's 119th anniversary.