Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club
Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting - Tuesday, March 11
Northeast Texas Trail
Learn about the Northeast Texas Trail (NETT), a rural and urban trail traveling through 7 counties and 19 towns. This Rails to Trails Conversion along two unused railroad right-of-way, running from Farmersville, Texas, to New Boston, Texas, one day will be the longest trail in the state at 132 miles. The NETT is for specific use as a non-motorized trail allowing Hiking, Biking, and Equestrian recreation.
This past November, Tracy Rumsey set out to hike the NETT to document current conditions and raise awareness of the project in hopes of promoting trail use and economic growth for the towns that this trail goes through. While several sections of the trail still need to be cleared in order to become fully open, the NETT provides a great experience for those wanting to find a place to hike close to home.
Maine Woods Photography
Scot Miller will discuss his seven-year effort photographing northern Maine for the new book, Thoreau, The Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Through an American Wilderness, which combines contemporary imagery with text from Henry David Thoreau's classic collection of essays, The Maine Woods (first published 150 years ago). Miller will also screen The Unexpected Journey, a new short documentary about the making of the book. Book signing by the author will follow his presentation.
A highly regarded photographer, Scot Miller's work has formed the basis of numerous books, including Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic; Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic; First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite's Wilderness; and My First Summer in the Sierra: 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition, winner of a 2011 National Outdoor Book Award. He is a contributor to the "Moment of Nature" videos, broadcast nationally on the Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning.
Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller, an exhibition featuring thirty-three of Scot's large-format color prints plus specimens from Harvard's collection, opened at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in November and runs through September 1, 2014. This is Scot's second collaboration with the Harvard museum.
Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.
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.
Join the Dallas Sierra Club's Recycling Team for the St. Paddy's Day Parade
It's the St. Patrick's Day Parade time and you know what that means.... lots of bottles and cans that need recycling! The Dallas Sierra Club and Dallas Young Sierrans are teaming with the City of Dallas to provide a Recycling Team for the parade. We'll be in the parade at the end of the line gathering recyclables from parade goers. We are looking for some energetic volunteers to join the Team. We need a minimum of 20 volunteers to make this happen.
We meet at the large parking lot at the SE corner of Park Lane and Greenville Ave right across the corner from the Park Lane DART station (take the train if you can since parking is very limited in that area). We will meet at 10 am, the parade begins at 11 am. We'll provide recycling bags to all the Team members. We also give all Team members a Dallas Sierra Club Recycling Team t-shirt. The parade is Saturday, March 15.
Every year we've gotten such a great reception from parade goers, many of them hold on to their bottles and cans to be able to hand them over to us when we come by. It's really great participation from everyone!
After the parade, stick around and have some eats and drinks with the Team and then go have some St. Paddy's Day fun along Greenville Ave. We will see you there!
To sign up, click here.
Earth Day is Coming and We Could Use Your Help
The Dallas Sierra Club will be participating in three major Earth Day events this year and we could use your help to staff our booths and tables. The job is fun and rewarding. You get to meet a bunch of great people, hand out some literature, and talk about the Sierra Club. Here is information about the events:
April 12 - Learn 2 Live Green
Plano's Learn 2 Live Green event will be at The Shops of Legacy (Legacy Dr, east of Dallas North Tollway in Plano) on Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This annual free event attracts thousands of people interested in learning about Renewable Energy, Organic Foods, Green Building/Remodeling, Water Conservation and much, much more. More information.
April 12 - Oak Cliff Earth Day - Celebrating the Planet
You are invited to the fabulous and informative Oak Cliff Earth Day Fair! It starts at noon and goes until 5:00 pm. It is located at Lake Cliff Park, near the corner of Zang and Colorado Blvds., by the Methodist Hospital. Visit OakCliffEarthDay.com for more details and directions. It will be a great chance to find out all you wanted to know about environmentalism, Art and culture, and of course, the Sierra Club. More information.
April 26-27 - Earth Day Texas
Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment. More information.
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