UNCOMPAHGRE GROUP

 

 

Western Colorado

GROUP 1813

HOW TO RECYCLE IN WESTERN COLORADO

Recycling

FACTS ABOUT THE UNCOMPAHGRE GROUP

The organizational meeting of the Uncompahgre Group of the Sierra Club occurred on 23 January 1985. Eighteen individuals were present. The geographical area to be served by the group was agreed upon as Mesa, Delta, Montrose, and west Garfield Counties. Officers elected were Chairperson – Mark Pearson; Vice-chair – Ray Gronwall; Secretary/Treasurer – Danni Langdon; Outings Chair – Sharyl Kinnear; and Co-conservation Chairs Paul Peterson and Bill Lewis. Our budget was set at approximately $300. Membership in May of 1986 was 166.

Early projects focused on the improvement of local air quality, attendance at hearings regarding Canyonlands as a candidate for the nation’s nuclear waste dump, lobbying for the designation of BLM wilderness study areas, and the preparation of a citizens’ alternative to the BLM’s then-recently released Grand Junction Area RMP/EIS.

The Uncompahgre Group is part of the Rocky Mountain Chapter. The Rocky Mountain Chapter encompasses all of Colorado and is part of the national Sierra Club organization.

The Uncompahgre Group includes Sierra Club Members from Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Gunnnison, and Ouray Counties and part of Garfield County.

Group activities include recycling, meetings, outings, and work projects.  See our “Activities” page.

Current Officers

CoChairmen -  Eric Rechel  and Carole Chowen

Secretary - position open

Treasurer - Danni Langdon

Executive Committee members: Eric Rechel, Dani Langdon, Shelly Weiss, NJ Fulmer, Carole Chowen, Kathleen Hedlund, Julie Hemming