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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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Announcement IconApr 28 (Sat) National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take-Back Day where people can dispose old prescription and over-the-counter drugs safely. Click here for more information. 

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 2 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 8 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Wendel Withrow will talk about his book The Best Tent Camping in Texas, and Liveable Arlington's founder, Ranjana Bhandari, will talk about past successes and future projects. - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Service Outing IconMay 12 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the For the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee. Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. This event is conducted by For the Love of the Lake.  Contact: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Meeting IconMay 16 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

This third Wednesday of a month at 6:30 is time for our monthly gathering to plan outings. Come upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Service Outing IconMay 19 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas. The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail. We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon. (NEXT month (June), we'll switch to summer hours from 8:00 AM to about 11:00.) The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link. If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email Ginger. Trail maintenance events are conducted by Audubon Dallas.  Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Service Outing IconMay 19 (Sat) Sandbranch Clean Up Days

Have time to volunteer? Join in lot clean up every third Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon on these dates: May 19, June 16, July 21, and August 18. Complete the volunteer release form here BEFORE you come. Volunteers meet at the Sandbranch Community Center; come dressed to work in long pants, long sleeved shirts, gloves, closed toe shoes, and hats.

Call Chris Guldi 972 239-5878 or email caguldi03@gmail.com if you wish to take part. We will arrange carpools. Trip rated: medium.

Bus Trip IconMay 24-29 (Thu-Tue) Bus Trip to Backpack in Tennessee

Tennessee map segmentA Tennessee trip will be a first in forty years of Sierra Club bus trips. Our Memorial Day weekend destination is South Cumberland State Park, east of Interstate 24, between Nashville and Chattanooga. We'll be on the Cumberland Plateau, a hilly upland stretching from eastern Kentucky to northern Alabama, west of the Smoky Mountains and Great Valley. Our hike options are in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. ("Gulf" is a local term for a wide, deep chasm.) Two options include a day on the rim of Little Fiery Gizzard, another gulf, and at Foster Falls. Waterfalls should be flowing, wildflowers blooming. We'll depart Dallas on Thursday evening before Memorial Day and return by 6 a.m. Tuesday, after the Monday holiday. Trip details, cost information and registration forms are in this PDF. The bus trip is currently sold out, but we maintain a wait list for the bus and can allow a limited number of participants to provide their own transportation at a reduced price. Call for details.  Coordinator: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 6 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Service Outing IconJun 9 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the For the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee. Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. This event is conducted by For the Love of the Lake.  Contact: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 12 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Good Faith Impact LogoTracy Wallace will tell us about Good Faith Impact, a non-profit organization focused on workforce development and training in the community for renewable energy jobs and clean technology business practices. - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Service Outing IconJun 16 (Sat) Sandbranch Clean Up Days

Have time to volunteer? Join in lot clean up every third Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon on these dates: May 19, June 16, July 21, and August 18. Complete the volunteer release form here BEFORE you come. Volunteers meet at the Sandbranch Community Center; come dressed to work in long pants, long sleeved shirts, gloves, closed toe shoes, and hats.

Call Chris Guldi 972 239-5878 or email caguldi03@gmail.com if you wish to take part. We will arrange carpools. Trip rated: medium.

Service Outing IconJun 16 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas. The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail. We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month. In June, July and August, we'll start at 8:00 AM, working until about 11:00. The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link. If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email Ginger. Trail maintenance events are conducted by Audubon Dallas.  Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

To be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club.  THIS MONTH ONLY, we will meet at 5:30 p.m. (just prior to our general meeting) at Brookhaven College at 3939 Valley View Lane, just north of LBJ Freeway (IH-635) in the city of Farmers Branch, between Marsh and Midway roads, in Building H, the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute building. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Service Outing IconJul 21 (Sat) Sandbranch Clean Up Days

Have time to volunteer? Join in lot clean up every third Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon on these dates: May 19, June 16, July 21, and August 18. Complete the volunteer release form here BEFORE you come. Volunteers meet at the Sandbranch Community Center; come dressed to work in long pants, long sleeved shirts, gloves, closed toe shoes, and hats.

Call Chris Guldi 972 239-5878 or email caguldi03@gmail.com if you wish to take part. We will arrange carpools. Trip rated: medium.

Backpack IconJul 23-27 (Mon-Fri) Holy Cross Wilderness Area, Central Colorado

cabin at Holy Cross CityHold the week of July 22 for backpacking in Colorado. Arrange to carpool or drive to a group campsite reserved for us near Leadville on Sunday night, July 22. One group will hike 28 miles in five days on the Fall Creek Trail to the ghost town of Holy Cross City, over Fancy Pass and then down via the Cross Creek Trail. Another group, starting at another trailhead, will hike a similar distance to Holy Cross City, Fancy Pass, the Missouri Lakes and Lonesome Lake. Inquiries are welcome any time, but registrations won't be solicited or accepted until mid-April. Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 1 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

man with a large snakeLive animals in this family friendly presentation will be engaging, educational entertainment for children and adults alike. Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

Service Outing IconAug 18 (Sat) Sandbranch Clean Up Days

Have time to volunteer? Join in lot clean up every third Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon on these dates: May 19, June 16, July 21, and August 18. Complete the volunteer release form here BEFORE you come. Volunteers meet at the Sandbranch Community Center; come dressed to work in long pants, long sleeved shirts, gloves, closed toe shoes, and hats.

Call Chris Guldi 972 239-5878 or email caguldi03@gmail.com if you wish to take part. We will arrange carpools. Trip rated: medium.

Bus Trip IconAug 30-Sep 4 (Thu-Tue) Backpack in the Weminuche Wilderness, SW Colorado

two people viewing Rio Grande Pyramid and WindowIt's been six years since we've been to the Weminuche and we're going back this year! Depart on a chartered  bus with two seats per person on the evening of Aug. 30 and return by 6 a.m on Sept. 4. The Weminuche, largest Wilderness Area in Colorado, straddles the Continental Divide. Trail altitudes range from 9,300' at Thirty Mile Campground to 12,500'. Trip details will be published in late spring, when registrations will be accepted. Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 5 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 11 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

To be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 3 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Hear about the Sierra Club's campaign to help elect political leaders friendly to the environment.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will are on our home page now.
 

Car Camp IconOct 19-21 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma (Save the date!)

Beavers Bend State ParkCelebrate fall by joining us for a weekend in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have a large group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse (flush toilets and hot showers!) and dining hall with kitchen. We'll offer Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra Club leaders, ranging from a one-mile nature trail to a 7-mile trail over multiple ridges. The park offers additional activities, including paddling (rentals available), horseback riding and more. We also offer a Saturday night catered dinner option. This weekend is for singles, couples, families, friends and all ages. Details and reservation information will be posted here in August 2018. Send email to the trip coordinator if you'd like to be notified when reservations open.  Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 7 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 13 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

The Great Trinity ForestBen Sandifer will tell us about The Great Trinity Forest.  Full details will be provided soon. - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconDec 5 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconDec 11 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

To be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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