Sierra Club
Possum Trot Orienteering
Whitewater Club
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Mid America Running Assn
Kansas City Bicycle Club

Sierra Club - Two Area Chapters

The Sierra Club has 2 groups in the KC Area. The Thomas Hart Benton Group of the Ozark Chapter includes members in western MO. The Kanza Group serves eastern KS including KCK/Overland Park/Olathe.

THB Group meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm, 1st Tuesday of each month, 7 pm The Discovery Center, Missouri Department of Conservation, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO

The Kanza Group meets at the Overland Park Lutheran Church, 7810 W. 79th Street, Overland Park, KS. Visit the website for meeting dates and times.

Kanza Group website website for events and meeting information.

Thomas Hart Benton Group website.  The latest newsletter along with meeting and contact information is online via a link from the welcome page.


Kansas City Outdoor Club

For general information on the KC Outdoor Club call 541-0581. Meetings are held at 7 30 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month. Membership is $20 per year. KC Outdoor Club, Box 95, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.

Meetings are held at the Sylvestor Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission KS at 7 30 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Visit the KCOC Web site for photos, updates, general information or contact the club via mailto:webmaster@kcoc.info.

Other Missouri hiking resources: Danny's Missouri Backpacking & Hiking Trails Reviews


Possum Trot Orienteering Club

Orienteering is the art of finding your way in unmarked territory using landmarks, map and compass.

Visit the PTOC Website for information on the schedule of meets.

Phone Nick Hockman at 913-268-5683
Email: rneuburger2000@yahoo.com


Heartland All Species Project

The All Species process is an attempt to build a sense of community and understanding of the natural world through the weaving together of old and new ideas from art, science, anthropology, counseling, theater and any other area that seems applicable. The Project supports Earth Day, community gardens and a variety of projects that connect kids and adults with their natural surroundings. Visit the project's Web site for information on all programs.


Kansas City Climbing Club

The KCCC provides a place for people who like rock climbing, alpine climbing and mountaineering to gather, train and travel. Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month.

Club website: http://kcclimbingclub.org/index.php5?title=Main_Page

For a great climbing page with state by state list of rock climbing sites visit RockNRoad.


Heartland Naturists

This local naturist or clothing optional group sponsors monthly swims along with bowling parties and other activities throughout the year in the Kansas City area.

The club sponsors an annual 5K Clothing Optional Run/Walk called the Sun Run. Details including theme and contact information are posted via the club's website.

The club's mailing address is: Heartland Naturists, Box 9103, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.

Email Contact:
Club website: http://www.cirrus.kcsky.net/hnc


Kansas City Whitewater Club

The Kansas City WhiteWater Club is a dedicated, active, and friendly group of whitewater enthusiasts. Made up of kayakers, open boaters, canoeists, rafters; we travel, practice, celebrate, and educate. Everyone welcome.

For more information visit the website or contact Blaine Phillips: blainep@kc.rr.com

Web site http://www.kcwc.org/


Kansas City EarthRiders

Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club of Kansas City is an organization dealing with off-road cycling issues across the Heart of America.. Visit the club's WEBSITE for full information.

Email addy and membership info available via the website.


Kansas City Bicycle Club

The Kansas City Bicycle Club, KCBC, is a non-profit organization established in 1963 to promote all aspects of cycling. The club sponsors a wide variety of rides in the Kansas City area, everything from beginner rides for those just entering the world of cycling to centuries and beyond. The club has a USCF-sanctioned racing team for those so inclined and sponsor the annual Tour of Kansas City race event in the fall.

Quarterly meetings in various locations.

KCBC Website | More cycling links


Hostelling International Gateway Council

Many hiking , biking, camping and history walk events are listed, mostly in the St. Louis metro area or nearby portions of the Missouri wilderness.

Hostelling International, formerly American Youth Hostels, maintains a network of low cost accommodations across the country. Typically Hostels provide dormitory style overnight housing for around $10 to $15 per person. The Gateway Council is located in St. Louis and sponsors numerous outdoor activities: hikes, bike tours, and canoe trips.

Most of their activities center on eastern MO and the Ozarks. Membership in Hostelling International costs $25 per year. One main benefit of joining is to receive the North American Guide to Hostels.

The Huck Finn Hostel located in the Soulard District south of downtown St. Louis is not associated with Hostelling International but does proide STL visitors with low cost overnight accommodations. Please read views via the linked site however as the hostel is not a part of HI nor Gateway Council.

Contact: Gateway Council HI/AYH, 7187 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63143


The  KATY Trail and Northland Trails

A Trails Vision Plan has been developed for  Clay and Platte County.  Visit the the Northland Trails Vision Website.


Mid-America Running Association

The Mid-America Running Association, MARA, provides running and track and field opportunities for Kansas and Missouri athletes. MARA serves as an umbrella organization in support of local track clubs in the area and conducts dozens of road races and triathlons and biathlons throughout the year.

The MARA Website includes links to area running clubs, entry forms for the annual Hospital Hill and other races and includes the regional racing calendar. Membership information is available on the website.

Contact MARA via email to: masterpieces@mararunning.org


Parkville Nature Sanctuary

The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a natural area of Parkville MO just east of Highway 9 and the Parkville City Hall. The Sanctuary adjoins the State of Missouri's White Alloe Conservation Area on the north side of the Park College campus. Visitors will enjoy a walking trail along White Alloe creek, views of beaver habitat and native vegetation and wildlife.

Popular seasonal activities are yearly "Ghost Story Night" the weekend before Halloween and "Trek with Santa" in early December. Also, "Nature Day Camps" are scheduled for kids ages 8 - 9 - 10 in early June.

Monthly hikes are conducted by the group and all are welcome.

Volunteers are also invited and memberships are available starting at just $15 per year. Members receive the newsletter White Alloe Watch.

Contact Director Jim Reed at 741-0820 or write to Parkville Nature Sanctuary, City Hall, Parkville MO 64152.

Visit the Sanctuary's Web Site . Email: naturesanctuary@parkvillemo.com


OUTdoors KC

OUTdoors KC is a gay-inclusive club for those interested in biking, hiking, walking, camping, and other outdoor recreational activities in Kansas City or anywhere else we might decide to go!

Visit the OUTdoor KC Website for information on the club and its activities.

Contacts: Phone 816-931-4420 (leave message with LGCC-KC)

Email contact: http://www.cirrus.kcsky.net/outdoorskc@yahoo.com

Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club

The OWWC combines interest in canoe sport with a conservation ethic, having been "organized for the preservation of Ozark streams." The Ozarks are a geologically old mountain range in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. The club was formed in Kansas City in 1956.

The 150+ family club publishes a monthly newsletter and yearly Ozark and Close to Home schedules of canoe, backpack, hiking, bicycle, and other outdoor trips. The organized clean-up of an Ozark stream has been an annual event since 1960.

Website: http://www.owwckc.org

By mail: Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club P.O. Box 16032 Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Email: owcckc@gmail.com

Kansas City Nature Coalition

The Kansas City Nature Coalition is a collaboration of nine organizations that have developed the KCNature website to serve as a single entrance portal to all of their various and separate websites. Members include: Burr Oak Woods, Cave Spring, Ernie Miller Nature Ctr, Johnson County Park & Rec Dist, Kansas City Zoo, Lakeside Nature Ctr, Martha L Thompson Nature Sanctuary, Powell Gardens, and The Nature Conservancy-MO.

Website: http://www.kcnature.org/main.html


County by County Park and Recreation Information


Upcoming Event: The Lemon Run Kansas City (5K)

October 2nd, 2011

Waterfall Park, 4501 South Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO 64055

Join us in raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer by participating in the inaugural Lemon Run Kansas City in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The course will offer something for athletes of all abilities, including a Kids’ Race. Come run or walk the beautiful 5K (3.2 miles) course in Waterfall Park, located by Bass Pro Shop in Independence, Missouri. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers of various age groups.

If you're not a runner or walker, come out to cheer on our childhood cancer heroes as they start the race! Likewise, if you are not located in the Greater Kansas City Area, consider signing up as a virtual runner/walker and we will send you a shirt from the event.



To a add a group or update information please contact Dick Williams:

And please mention the Outdoor Calendar when you contact a group.

Home URL for the calendar is http://www.cirrus.kcsky.net/outdoor.html

Further distribution or print and post of this calendar is invited.
Update: 18 July 2011 47034

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