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LeConte Memorial - A Sierra Club Legacy by Elaine Gorman (PDF) (2012)
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Le Conte Memorial Lodge by Steven Finacom
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Sierra Club Environmental Education Program
LeConte Memorial Lodge

Bonnie Gisel promotes the Green Shoes Project at LeConte Memorial Lodge.Green Shoes Project

Bonnie Gisel promotes the Green Shoes Project at LeConte Memorial Lodge.

The Green Shoes Project was established to encourage visitors to, in each step, walk as if wearing Green Shoes. Each step taken will be a reminder to care for the Natural World and be a Steward of Wilderness.

Our message is simple:

We hope that each of our 17,000 visitors, who stop by to meet us each season, from May 1 through September 30, will develop a deeper abiding relationship with the Natural World.

Come visit LeConte Memorial Lodge if you woud like to become part of the Green Shoes Project!

Living and Working in Yosemite with Green Shoes was a featured Sierra Club Story on Every Day Matters - 24 Hours with the Sierra Club.

Information and Donations

For more information, beginning in March and during the summer, contact Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodge Curator, P.O. Box 755, Yosemite, CA 95389, 1-209-372-4542; e-mail:

During the winter, contact LeConte Lodge Committee Chair, Harold Wood, P.O. Box 3543, Visalia, CA 93278; phone: (559) 697-3525; e-mail:

Tax deductible donations to support the exhibits and other educational efforts of the LeConte Memorial Lodge can be made to "Sierra Club Foundation," marked for the "LeConte Memorial Lodge Fund." Send to: Sierra Club Foundation, 85 Second Street, Suite 750. San Francisco, CA 94105.

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