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Calendar Events

Mar 4 (Wed), 7:00 pm
Film--The Highlands Rediscovered
Mar 11 (Wed), 7:30 pm
West Jersey Group General Meeting - Movie Night: Chasing Ice
Mar 11 (Wed), 7:30 pm
'A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet'
Mar 14 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Lewis Morris Park
Mar 14 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Apshawa Preserve, W.Milford
Mar 14 (Sat), 1:00 pm
Chapter Executive Committee meeting
Mar 15 (Sun), 10:00 am
Silver Singles Hike -Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation
Mar 23 (Mon), 6:00 pm
Yes, You Can! Exploring the Power of One Committed Person
Mar 24 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Pearls in the Harbor: Reintroducing the Eastern Oyster to the Hudson-Raritan Estuary
Mar 28 (Sat), 10:00 am
Harriman State Park Hike

Welcome to the New Jersey Gateway Group's Sierra Club Page.

Serving Hillside, Elizabeth, and Essex County (except for Livingston, Millburn and Roseland).

The Gateway Group was organized in January 2011. Please contact any of the leaders below if you are interested in joining our campaigns to protect the environment. There are several Gateway Group positions open.

Web site: We are also accessible from the NJ Chapter web site.

Please also join the Gateway Group on Facebook at Gateway Group, NJ Sierra.


Gateway Group Officers
ChairDavid Yennior,, 973-844-1384
Vice ChairJohn Beadle, 973-284-1594
SecretaryOpen Position
TreasurerAnne Hirs, 973-844-1121
Program ChairJohn Beadle, 973-284-1594
Conservation Co-ChairsZaSah Khademi, 201-618-8572
David Korfhage, 973-932-0742
Political Chair Open Position
Fundraising Chair Open Position
Membership ChairSteven Yafet,, 908-354-2537
Newark Issues ChairBill Chappel, 973-623-6490
Water Issues ChairBill Chappel
Recycling Issues ChairLyle Landon, 201-247-0288
Passaic River ChairBrenda Toyloy,, 973-856-7056
Jeff Weiss,, 973-650-1030
Elizabeth Issues ChairPaula Borenstein, 908-289-3584
Outings Chair Open Position
Group ExcommDavid Yennior, John Beadle, and ZaSah Khademi


Please contact David Yennior, Gateway's Chair, if you have any ideas or suggestions for a program in the future. The Gateway Group is very grateful for the contributions of John Beadle, Barbara Conover, ZaSah Khademi, Bill Chappel, Steven Yafet, Anne Hirs, Paula Borenstein, and Brenda Toyloy.

The Gateway Group invites YOU to join in the activism and asks your support as we strive to address the many issues facing the urban as well as suburban communities.

Gateway has been involved in the recent Massive Climate March in NYC, stopping more surface parking lots in Newark, banning Fracking Fluids in Elizabeth, cosponsoring a GMO documentary, a proposed development in Verona, a church expansion in Cedar Grove, the Pilgrim Pipeline, Keystone XL Pipeline, Fracking, Newark's Covanta Incinerator, Passaic River Restoration Community Advisory Group, Maplewood Green Day, formerly the West Orange Seton Hall project, the Newark Water Wars, advocating for NJ Sierra endorsed candidates for State and National Offices, and supporting other environmental groups.

There are several vacant positions listed, along with a full list of officers. For further information about upcoming activities, volunteer opportunities, or to discuss any concerns please contact me at or call 973-844-1384.


There are no events currently on the calendar

For further information about programs please check the Gateway website.

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Questions and comments about this web site may be sent to: David Yennior

For general questions about the Gateway Group, contact the Program Chair.

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