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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Critterman holding two animalsCritterman and His Animals - Live!
The live animals in this family friendly presentation will be engaging entertainment for children and adults alike.  Meet some amazing Lone Star natives.  Before you run to your garage and grab a shovel to dispose of that pesky snake in your yard, discover the incredibly valuable services that these and other native animals perform as natural pest controllers and waste removers.  You will meet a ghost, a janitor, a famous historical creature, and its arch enemy.

Critterman (aka Dave Kleven) has been a professional wildlife educator for 25 years.  His mission is to clear up misconceptions about, and to foster a healthy respect of and responsibility for, all living creatures with which we share the planet, and to get outside and explore it for yourself.  His animal care facility is home to over 50 non-releasable animals that were orphaned, injured, surplus, or cast off by previous owners.  These animals now act as ambassadors for their species.  It is Dave's belief that if an animal is capable of living in the wild, that is where it belongs.

Dave has appeared on various segments of The Most Extreme series which airs on Discovery Network's Animal Planet.  He and several Animal Ambassadors have made numerous appearances at events on Discovery Network's behalf.  He has had the good fortune to work with Jack Hanna, Steve Irwin, Jim Fowler from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Chris and Martin Kratt, and Jeff Corwin.  Besides his work as an educator, Dave is a member of American Association of Zoos and Aquariums, American Zoo Keepers Association, and sits on the education committee for the Zoological Association of America.  His two favorite outdoor experiences have been visits to Palo Duro Canyon and Yellowstone National Park.

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, March 8, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Promise of Peace GardenPromise of Peace Gardens
Learn how Promise of Peace Gardens is transforming vacant spaces into thriving places in Dallas.  At the gardens, people from all backgrounds come together and learn to grow and support each other.  Children and their families gain access to healthier life styles, community involvement, and a sense of stewardship for the planet.  www.PromiseOfPeace.us

Glacier National Park
Glacier National ParkOur March program will feature a visit to Glacier National Park.  Glacier was established in 1910 in northern Montana along the Continental Divide near the Canadian border.  93 percent of Glacier is managed as wilderness, although so far Congress has resisted designating any of it as such.  Glacier contains a dozen large lakes and hundreds of smaller ones in its glacier carved mountains.  Some century old chalets and lodges still welcome visitors.  Two of them (Sperry and Granite) are reached only by long, steep trails.  Our program will visit Sperry Chalet, opened in 1914 and still looking just as it did when it first opened.

Evidence of glacier action is everywhere in Glacier National Park.  U-shaped valleys and glacial cirques abound.  What is largely missing from Glacier is glaciers!  When the park was created in 1910, it had 150 glaciers.  Today, 25 remain.  Models predict that all will be gone by 2030, but in recent years they have been melting faster than predicted.  In addition to enjoying some magnificent scenery and fun places to stay, we'll talk just a little bit about what's happening to the glaciers.

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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Feb 9 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Feb 13 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Feb 17 Outings Committee Meeting

Feb 20 Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Feb 20 Dayhike on the Chisholm Trail in Plano

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