The magic of John Muir lives today in our public parklands and wilderness areas, the orchards and vineyards of Contra Costa County, sunsets atop Mt. Wanda, and in writings and teachings that spread the word about nature and our place in it.

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Join the John Muir Association and help promote the legacy of John Muir, our nation’s first conservationist. Your membership and support are vital to our work.

Your tax-deductible membership makes numerous events and programs possible: the John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration, the John Muir Mountain Day Camp, the California Native Plant Garden, the John Muir Conservation Award and more. JMA’s work supports education, advocacy, and helping to inspire visitors at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California. 

Become a member by mail—open membership form now (in PDF).

The John Muir Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization; donations to JMA are tax-deductible.

Your membership or donation to the John Muir Association supports our mission to celebrate and share the life, work and spirit of John Muir through education, preservation, advocacy, and stewardship of the John Muir National Historic Site.

Matching Contributions: Does your company provide matching gifts for charitable donations? If so, your gift to the John Muir Association will go so much further! Please contact your company’s Human Resources Department to find out. If you have any questions, e-mail us:

Planned Giving and Bequests: Please consider including the John Muir Association as a beneficiary in your will, trust or life insurance policy. Your support will ensure the John Muir Association’s work will continue to connect people to the legacy of John Muir, and that his legacy will continue to inspire people around the world. For information, e-mail us at



Our events and programs flourish with the help of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help out at an event, or can help with organization, publicity or fundraising, please let us know. Please e-mail us at or call (925) 229-3857.







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