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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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Meeting IconFeb 26 (Mon) City of Dallas Quality of Life Committee Meeting

Meeting of Quality of Life Committee regarding bulk and brush trash pickup and tree preservation (Committee meetings are open to the public.)

9:00 am, Monday, February 26 Dallas City Hall

Bus Trip IconFeb 28-Mar 5 (Wed-Mon) Big Bend National Park Bus Trip

Big Bend National Park

A couple places have opened so that we may soon accept hikers from the wait list to join selected trip options. Please contact the bus trip leader (contact information below) for information.

Depart Dallas on the night of Wednesday, February 28, hike on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrive back in Dallas by sunup on Monday, March 5. We offer five alternative hike routes.  Most alternatives will backpack on most days and camp in the backcountry. One will base camp in a group site in the Chisos Basin and make days hikes each day. Click on this PDF document where you will find complete trip details, price, and details on how to sign up. Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 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.

Community Event IconMar 9 (Fri) North Texas Climate Change Symposium

Inaugural North Texas Climate Change Symposium, hosted by the City of Dallas and the Dallas Bar Association Environmental Law Section. Learn how climate change is affecting Texans and how North Texans can address this concern.

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Service Outing IconMar 10 (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

Day Hike IconMar 10 (Sat) Pilot Knoll Trail Dayhike Highland Village, TX.

Come join us as we day hike 6 miles (10K) on the northern reaches of the Elm Fork. This is a packed dirt trail used by hikers and horse riders heading to Lewisville Lake. No pets, please. Bring water and a snack as we will be walking all morning. The hike begins at the historic Old Alton Bridge, easy to find. We will leave the trailhead promptly at 9 AM. This will be an out-and-back to the vicinity of Pilot Knoll Park in Highland Village. To reach the trailhead ​from I-35E, take the Swisher Road (FM 2181) exit and head west approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Old Alton Road. The park will be approximately 100 yards down the Old Alton Road on the left. No signup necessary, just show up. The trail could be muddy so bring extra shoes. Optional lunch afterwards. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Mark Adams Send Email 940-231-8482

Meeting IconMar 10 (Sat) Downwinders at Risk "No Safe Level" Particulate Matter Campaign

Saturday, March 10, 2-4pm, Hill County Room, Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak, Dallas

Help plan the clean air campaign to reduce high particulate matter counts, especially near schools.

www.downwindersatrisk.org/

Announcement IconMar 17 (Sat) Climate Friendly Cooking Class

Learn how to make climate friendly food that helps prevent heart disease.  Watch demonstrations of delicious recipes, and get copies of recipes.  Saturday, March 17, 10:00 - Noon, at Food Saved Me Kitchen, 535 S. Nolen Suite 400, Southlake, $10 - Register at click here  -  For a location map click here

Service Outing IconMar 17 (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. 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

Backpack IconMar 17-18 (Sat-Sun) Weekend Backpack at Buckeye Mountain Trail, Arkansas

Hike one of the most scenic Wilderness trails in Arkansas in the Caney Creek Wilderness of west central Arkansas. Saturday we’ll enjoy the views from the ridgetop Buckeye Mountain Trail. Sunday we’ll hike out along the creek bottoms of the Caney Creek Trail. With any luck the wildflowers will be starting to emerge. This trip is rated moderate and would be suitable for beginners in good shape. Both days cover about 4 1/2 miles. Saturday includes an 800 foot uphill section. We`ll camp Friday night near our cars, Saturday night near a nice little waterfall. Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Mark Adams Send Email 940-231-8482

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 20 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Sperry ChaletDr. Rebecca Gruchalla will talk about urban asthma, and Bill Greer will talk about Sperry Chalet. - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Social Gathering IconMar 24 (Sat) Sierra Club picnic at Churchill Park

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Bring your friends, families, kids, dogs, cats and whatever else you love to hang out with for free food and frivolity at Churchill Park, 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Eat and talk Sierra Club 101, leadership program, hiking, trail maintenance, clean air and water--all the good stuff that make us want to be outdoors... There will be giveaways, prizes, grilled hot dogs, drinks, salads, vegetarian fare and a silent auction for miscellaneous used hiking and camping gear.  We just want to have a good time and you're invited.  See you there!   Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 4 (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.

Backpack IconApr 7-8 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite local backpacking trips. We’ll backpack about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek, cross it a few times, and climb some small hills. After setting up camp near a waterfall, we’ll do a short day hike as time and energy permit.  For many of us this was our first Wilderness hike and it's still one of our favorites. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Sue Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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

ANWR and caribouBill Greer will talk about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. - Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

Community Event IconApr 15 (Sun) Oak Cliff Earth Day

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 11:00 to 6:00 at beautiful, historical Lake Cliff Park in Dallas. http://oakcliffearthday.com/index.html

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Class IconApr 18 (Wed) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 1

"Wrong Way" signWant to explore but a little uneasy about finding your way? Even simple hikes can turn dangerous if you're not sure how to find your way, so come here first! Join us for this highly respected two-night class to help you navigate in the backcountry with map and compass. Part 1 is Wed., part 2 is Thu., both starting at 6:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane. The fee for the two-night class is $35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members (best class price around). An optional nearby hike for class participants will be offered for the following Sat. or Sun. morning so instructors can help you practice what you learned. Pay in advance by clicking here or pay at the door. Bring a compass if you have one. If not, we'll have an extra you can use and we'll advise what to look for when you buy your own. Both sessions will run until approximately 8:45 pm. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Class IconApr 19 (Thu) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 2

Second night of a two-part class that begins Wednesday, April 19. Both sessions are at Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane. See above for details and link to pay online.   Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

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.
 

Bus Trip IconMay 24-29 (Thu-Tue) Sleeper 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 the Great Valley. Our five hike options are in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. ("Gulf" is a local term for a wide, deep chasm.) Three options include a day in or on the rim of Fiery Gizzard, another gulf. 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. Due to backcountry camping policy, each hike option will be limited to eight people. Total capacity is 36 or 37.  Bus trip leader: 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.

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.
 

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.

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 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.
 

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

two people viewing Rio Grande Pyramid and WindowA permit request for the Dallas Group to hike and camp in this largest Wilderness Area in Colorado was submitted Jan. 1. If granted by the Forest Service, we'll depart on a chartered sleeper bus on the evening of Aug. 30 and return by 6 a.m on Sept. 4. The Weminuche straddles the Continental Divide. Trail altitudes would range from 9,300' to 12,500'. Permit moratoriums and fires have precluded our visits to this beautiful area since 2012, but we'll cross our fingers for good news in the spring about a permit to make this our destination for the 2018 Labor Day weekend.  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

Hear about the Sierra Club's campaign to help elect political leaders friendly to the environment.  Full details will be provided soon. - 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 be on our home page soon.
 

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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