Visalia Resident Receives National Sierra Club Award
SAN FRANCISCO Sept. 23, 2000 Visalia resident Harold Wood was among those
receiving national awards from the Sierra Club this year.
Wood received a Special Achievement Award from the organization for his development of
the John Muir Exhibit, a web site devoted to the life and legacy of Sierra Club founder
The 1,000-page web site includes everything from a detailed chronology of Muirs
life to updated reports of events pertaining to Muir around the world. Interactive
features of the site include sound and music clips, a John Muir Discussion Mailing List
for Muir scholars, a guestbook and a message board.
"These resources have proven invaluable to students from kindergarten through
graduate school, as well as editors and publishers of newspapers, magazines and
books," said Glenn Shellcross, chair of the Kern-Kaweah Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The John Muir Exhibit has already received numerous other awards, including Link of the
Week from Computer Currents Interactive, a Four-star Overall Rating from CyberHound
Online, a Four-star rating from Magellan, a Top 5% Web site from Point Review, Best of the
Net from WebCrawler Select, a Better Place Award from The Internet Filter, Site of the
Week from the Environmental News Network, the Study Web Academic Excellence Award and an
"Awesome" rating from the Schools of California Online Resources for Education.
Wood currently serves as chair of the Sierra Clubs Mineral King Group and chair
of its Environmental Education Committee. He also serves as webmaster for the Kern-Kaweah
Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The Sierra Club, which was founded in 1892 by John Muir, is the countrys oldest
and largest grassroots environmental organization. It currently has more than 600,000
members. The John Muir Exhibit can be found on the Web at www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/.