Subject:                                     John Muir's  184th Birthday Message


Dear Friends,


I'm foregoing my usual John Muir birthday message this year.  Instead, because of the Sierra Club' (denial, disembodiment, execution, rejection defenestration, or crucifixion—choose one or more) of Muir, I pass along the John Muir day message below from Scotland's John Muir Trust ( If you're not familiar with the John Muir Trust, I encourage you to look at the various links below and even consider joining. Doris and I are life members and have even participated in their meetings, as has Alison Chin.  Larry Downing has served as a Trustee. The Trust is at least keeping John Muir's memory alive.


Happy Birthday Johnnie




From: John Muir Trust

Subject: John Muir Day is on 21 April



John Muir Day offers an annual opportunity to mark John Muir’s birthday, 21 April 1838. Like Muir, we are inspired to campaign for wild places, and protect, restore and conserve them for the benefit of all. Put the date in your calendar and help celebrate all the benefits of wild places across the UK and beyond – share using #JohnMuirDay, and don't miss our 50% off membership offer below.




Becoming the 'Father of National Parks'

Mhairi Stewart, our Policy Strategy Lead, explores what led John Muir to inspire, influence, and take action for wild places.

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Protecting wild places

Find out more about how John Muir's campaigning tradition lives on through the Trust, from its beginnings in 1983 to protect Knoydart, one of the most remote and wild places in the UK.

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Championing wild places

From proposing innovative new policies to objecting to inappropriate developments on wild land, Rosie Simpson, the Trust's Senior Policy Officer, shares five ways the Trust continues Muir's work to campaign for the protection of wild places.

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Inspiring others to care for wild places

John Muir Award Scotland Manager Toby Clark highlights ways in which, like John Muir, we believe in strengthening societal understanding of the value of wild places.

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