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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

The Compost Contribution: How gardeners' black gold can help protect the planet
The compost cycleYou do two good things when you make a pile of brown leaves and assorted green waste, then encourage it to rot: You prolong the life of your landfill, and you produce something that contributes to a healthier environment.  And you can do this at any scale and in any number of ways, using a remarkable range of ingredients.  You can compost as a community garden, a city, a county, a business, or just as one person.

Few activities encompass such a wide range of raw materials, methods, and personal styles.  And surely there aren't many products, homemade or industrial, that can help with everything from methane reduction to habitat restoration.

The presentation will include a little history, a brief look at methods, and examples of uses, particularly those beneficial to the environment.  All this as seen through the eyes of John Darling, a backyard composter / tree hugger who fell into a job as campus composter for UT Arlington.

Poison IvyPoison Ivy
In this subversively funny talk, Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant (www.Itchy.Biz), will share her deep knowledge gleaned from 12 years working in wildlife habitat management. Martin breaks the rash into 4 stages for her unique approach, each with a different tactic using the 3 Cs of rash relief: calm, cool and constrict. Home remedies are ranked and rated, as are a world of unique herbal and mineral rash products. The many ways to practice safe scratch are revealed. She details how to prevent the poison ivy allergen urushiol from reaching the skin and the right way to remove it if it does. Martin shares the weird (urushiol mummies, poison lacquer, and trees that fume urushiol) and the wonderful (poison ivy's excellence for wildlife and erosion control) in a talk that will leave you itching for more.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, July 12, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Purcell Mountains of British ColumbiaMovie night!  We supply popcorn, snacks, and drinks.

See Jumbo Wild to learn about the controversy surrounding the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort that would span four glaciers and 15,000 acres in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia.  For 25 years, local residents, concerned citizens, and the Ktunaxa Nation have strongly opposed this development for environmental, economic, and spiritual reasons.  Development has continued to move forward despite overwhelming opposition.  What more will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?  Click here to watch the movie's trailer.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Bicycling in the woodsA bicycling and paddling adventure along the Elbe river
When Eli Baron flew to Germany, his bicycle arrived but his clothes and camping gear did not.  Undeterred, he pressed on.  The journey started with a bicycle ride reaching the Elbe's headwaters high in the mountains in the Czcheck Republic near the border with Poland, and pedaling across the Czcheck Republic through Prague and unto Dresden in Germany.  The second stage was kayaking across Germany from the border with the Czcheck Republic to Hamburg, near where the Elbe drains into the North Sea.  The third stage was a bicycle ride across Germany from Lübeck to Poland along the Baltic Sea coast.
Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

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May 27-30 Davis Mountains Explorapalooza. THIS TRIP HAS REACHED ITS CAPACITY. SORRY, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING MORE APPLICANTS.

Jun 7 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Jun 11 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Jun 11 Clean Sandbranch Day

Jun 11-12 Outdoor Leader Training 201

Jun 14 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

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