Message from the Chair

Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet

Welcome to our Croatan Group of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. Since our founding in early 2014 our group has grown to over 550 members in Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico counties. We feel strongly about following the Sierra Club motto to "explore, enjoy, and protect" our coastal region.


I want to encourage you to join us in several local activities and programs. First, we have a fantastic Outings Program that will take you to many of the treasured natural areas of our region. Many of these trips are rated easy so that people of most all abilities can participate. We also offer unique outings that you will find nowhere else like trips to see endangered plants and animals. We even do Service Outings to clean up natural areas that need attention.

We also have many programs and events that point out the beauty and uniqueness of the natural resources of our coastal region. These include lectures on such topics as climate change, unique wildlife and much more.

"We stand tall and determined to protect our coast"

Michael Murdoch - Chair Sierra Club, Croatan Group

Finally, we stand tall and determined to protect our coast. We helped save Hofmann Forest, we stand firm against the threat of offshore drilling and seismic blasting, and we are helping to protect Croatan National Forest to name only a few.

We are all volunteers united in our love of nature and our desire to protect and enjoy it for generations to come. Please join us in this adventure. We need you. Everyone has a talent or gift that can help the environment. Check our Calendar of Events and come join us.