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Announcement IconOct 27 (Sat) Electronics Recycling and Documents Shredding

Recycle Electronics IconFREE Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Richardson Square - Most electronics will be accepted. You DO NOT have to be a Richardson resident to participate. For details, click here

Backpack IconNov 2-4 (Fri-Sun) Nov 2-4 (Fri-Sun) Backpack Eagle Rock Loop, Arkansas

people wading Little Missouri River, ArkansasReady to climb some hills with a splash of fall color? We'll hike 26.8 miles on the longest loop trail in Arkansas. Meet at a trailhead 4 hours from Dallas early Fri. morning and backpack through Sun. afternoon. A small group with a max of 6 experienced backpackers in good physical condition. Contact the trip leader to discuss joining the group. Trip Rated: Strenuous. Trip rated: Strenuous. Leader: Christian Costello Send Email 972-591-1547

Backpack IconNov 3-4 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite Arkansas backpacking trips. We’ll backpack about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek in Caney Creek Wilderness, cross the creek a few times, and climb some small hills. We'll set up camp near a waterfall then do a short optional 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: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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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.

Announcement IconNov 10 (Sat) White Rock Lake Cleanup

Walk and talk while helping to pick up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club`s adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM at the Love of the Lake office on the Northeast corner of Garland Rd. and Buckner Blvd. Look for a crowd of people drinking free juice and coffee. Gloves, trash bags, etc. provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy. The lake and your karma will thank you. Brunch afterwards. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-824-0244

Car Camp IconNov 10-11 (Sat-Sun) Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Rockport, TX

(three Whooping Cranes)Twelve quick and lucky people will join an adventure to see rare Whooping Cranes in their winter home near the Gulf coast, six hours south of Dallas. America's tallest birds have a wingspan of seven feet. A $60 outing registration fee includes admission to ANWR, campground fee at Goose Island State Park and a Saturday night shrimp boil dinner at GISP. Drive or carpool Friday afternoon or evening to your choice of camping at GISP or a motel in Rockport or en route. Leader: Ande Johnston Send Email 214-914-3590

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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.

Announcement IconNov 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, starting 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 information or want to carpool, contact Ginger. The trail maintenance event is conducted by Audubon Dallas.  Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Class IconDec 1 (Sat) Be an Outings Leader

(replace this text with a short description of the image)The Dallas Sierra Club needs Outings Leaders. We've scheduled Outings Leader Training 101 from 10:00 to 1:30 on Saturday, December 1. This is the class every Sierra Club Outings Leader takes every four years to get and maintain certification. Other leader requirements are (1) a first aid class appropriate for the type of outings a leader intends, (2) particiption in at least a couple Dallas Sierra Club outings and (3) planning and leading an outing accompanied by another leader. We've arranged a first aid class for day hike leaders on the afternoon of December 2. For leaders who would like to lead overnight trips, we will schedule a sequel class (OLT 201) and require Wilderness First Aid training instead of the basic first aid class for day hike leaders. Inquiries are invited and encourged.  Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Class IconDec 2 (Sun) Basic First Aid for Day Hike Leaders

We've arranged this basic first aid class for new or current day hike leaders who don't require Wilderness First Aid training and who haven't trained in basic first aid. Time is 1:30 to approximately 4:30. Reservations are required. Inquiries are invited.  Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

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.

Announcement IconDec 8 (Sat) White Rock Lake Cleanup

Walk and talk while helping to pick up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club`s adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM at the Love of the Lake office on the Northeast corner of Garland Rd. and Buckner Blvd. Look for a crowd of people drinking free juice and coffee. Gloves, trash bags, etc. provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy. The lake and your karma will thank you. Brunch afterwards. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-824-0244

Social Gathering IconDec 9 (Sun) Sierra Club Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday Party will be held at El Fenix Restaurant at 255 Casa Linda Plaza.  We'll party on Sunday, December 9 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Here is a Google map.

HollyClub members and guests will share the holiday spirit, some great Mexican food, and the company of others at this annual event. Join us for some camaraderie, raffle prizes, and perhaps some surprise speakers, you never know. We'll celebrate some of our outstanding volunteers and have plenty of time to mingle. There's bound to be talk about issues of the day -- air, water, fracking, coal, nuclear, whatever strikes your green fancy. The entire menu will be available so you can order whatever you want to eat or drink, including liquid spirits. We'll provide a free round of margaritas.  Invite your family and friends.  So come on out for a great party, low price, no clean up, and lots of like minded people. What could be better? See you there, and bring your appetite. Happy Holidays!!

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.
 

Announcement IconDec 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 from 9:00 AM 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 want information or want to carpool, contact Ginger. The trail maintenance event is conducted by Audubon Dallas.  Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

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

Wildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.

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

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

Bus Trip IconFeb 20-Mar 4 (Wed-Mon) Big Bend National Park

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Dates are set for the 2019 outing to Big Bend National Park! The bus leaves Dallas Wednesday night, Feb. 27 and returns early Monday morning, March 4. This year's itinerary options will be different. We're not accepting registrations yet, but you'll be alerted when details are ready and registration opens if you've subscribed to our free Outings News. You may subscribe by going to this link.  Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 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 IconMar 19 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

NOTE: This is the THIRD Tuesday in March because Brookhaven College is closed for Spring Break on the second Tuesday. Speakers to be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

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

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

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

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

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