Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet

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Monica Koenig

“The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.” Ed Abbey

I am here for two reasons.

I want to reach out to a community who is dedicated to preserving wild places, a community who is curious about science and the effects of climate change, and a community who knows there is no better way to engage in the environment than to be active within it. And for myself, I need to address this question of “where do I start”?

This page is set up to raise funds for the Sierra Club. I’ve been a member of the Sierra Club for over ten years and I believe they’re going to take the funds we raise and use them to have the biggest impact on issues we care about.

The funds you donate will enable the Sierra Club to do things like:
• Provide cleaner, cheaper, energy.
• Protect our land, water, and air – from our backyards to the other side of the globe.
• Save animals being threatened with extinction.
• Make the outdoors accessible for all of us.

My fundraising goal is $500. All funds go directly to the Sierra Club.

More important to me than any monetary investment is creating a community of people dedicated to protecting wild places. If you are willing and able to donate to the Sierra Club, by all means, please do. If not, please consider the other reason I’m here.

I’m hoping to organize a regular outdoor excursion open to all skill levels and abilities in the Estes Park area. A time for people to get together, explore the landscape we are working to defend, exchange information and ideas, and to create a community with a productive voice. Now is a better time than ever to pry ourselves away from our screens and go outside, get the glad tidings, and have real conversations with each other.

Please contact me with interest and ideas. I'm hoping to set the first one up within in the next two weeks

If you'd like to learn more about the Sierra Club's mission, you can check out sierraclub.org, or participate in their campaigns at addup.org!

Thanks so much!

P.S. John Muir thanks you for your time.



raised of $500 goal

Recent Donations

1. Gramsy
2. Kate
For preservation of a world where "Marmot-bears" can sunbathe on the tundra!
3. Carolyn Michaels
For Quaoar, and all of the other squirrels that have made me giddy with delight.
4. Anonymous
5. Sus
Huzzah! Save our planet!
6. Mama_inthe_mountains
This is a great idea!