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Announcement IconAug 22 (Wed) WCS Radioactive Waste Tour Organizing Meeting

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CDT, please join us at a meeting to discuss the serious radioactive waste threat to the Texas/ New Mexico region - and how we can halt this plan.

Join this meeting in person - or from your computer,

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Announcement IconAug 27 (Mon) City of Dallas Quality of Life Committee Meeting

Meeting at City Hall will begin at 9:00am. It may take all day. This is the committee that is most interested in climate change issues.Email Chris Guldi if you plan to go.

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

two people viewing Rio Grande Pyramid and WindowNOTE: THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL. CONTACT THE TRIP LEADER IF YOU WANT TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST. It'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'. Complete trip details and sign-up information are in this PDF file. This has always been one of our most popular trips, so sign up soon or you'll miss our visit to one of the most beautiful and spectactular wilderness areas in Colorado.  Coordinator: Ande Johnston Send Email 214-914-3590

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.

Announcement IconSep 8 (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

Announcement IconSep 8 (Sat) Drive Electric Rally in Grapevine

10:00am-1:00pm at Grapevine Mills Mall, see and drive all types of electric vehicles. Register for the event and a prize.

The rally is held by DFW Clean Cities and Electric Vehicles North Texas.

Email Chris Guldi if you plan to go.

Announcement IconSep 8 (Sat) Dallas Rise to Action Rally

2:00pm at City Hall Plaza. Rally with others around the world for climate change action.

Announcement IconSep 8-16 (Sat-Sun) National Drive Electric Week

Learn about electric vehicles at local and online events during National Drive Electric Week

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

Hear about Texas Nameplate Company's environmental turnaround, and get a short summary of the November elections.  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

Announcement IconSep 15 (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. Now that it's September, we'll start at 9:00 AM, working until about 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

Class IconSep 15 (Sat) Backpacking 101 Class - Be Adventurous!

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Thinking you want to leave the crowds behind and venture into the backcountry but not sure how to get started? Or did you backpack years ago and want to update your gear or skills? Join us for a fun day of learning the essentials of backpacking--what it's like, what you need to bring, what to leave at home, and so much more!  

Volunteer trip leaders with years of wilderness experience will present a comprehensive range of backpacking topics with candor--packs, tents, food and menus, what to wear, hygiene, water treatment and lots more. They'll share tips to improve your comfort, keep gear affordable, helpful hints from things they learned the hard way or wish someone had told them before they started on trail. Even a breakout session for men and women. We're not selling anything - only spreading our enthusiasm for helping others safely enjoy our special places. 

This class will be particularly helpful for new backpackers on our fall trips, the February 2019 trip to Big Bend National Park and other outings. We'll also schedule at least one fall outing designed especially for those attending this class.  

Location: Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane, Dallas (map). 

Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Food available for purchase downstairs for lunch. 

Cost: $35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members. Includes handouts. We encourage and appreciate early sign up and pay on-line here or you can show up and pay at the door if class space remains available. Interested or have questions? Please contact the class coordinator. 

  Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Meeting IconSep 19 (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

Class IconSep 26 (Wed) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 1

Want to explore or hike off-trail 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 Sun. morning (weather permitting) 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 IconSep 27 (Thu) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 2

Second night of a two-part class that begins Wednesday, September 26. 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

Social Gathering IconSep 29 (Sat) Dallas Sierra Club Picnic at Churchill Park, 10 AM to 1 PM

Bring your friends, families, dogs, cats and whomever else you love to hang out with to a twice-annual picnic at Churchill Park, 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas, from 10 AM to 1 PM. New, recent and prospective members are especially invited. This time the picnic is pot luck. Come even if you have no pot or no luck. If your luck's been good, bring a salad, beans, chicken, dessert or other food to share. The Club will provide ice, drinks, chips, dips and water balloons. There will be giveaways, prizes and some random used camp gear selling at outrageously low auction prices.  Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

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

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, EVERYONE. Details and reservation information is in this PDF document.  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 and Ranjana Bhandari will talk about Liveable Arlington, a grassroots organization advocating for a healthier city.  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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