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Community Event IconAug 24 (Thu) Northeast Park Volunteers in Patrol

First general meeting of the Northeast Parks VIP group will be Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 PM at the DPD Northeast substation at 9915 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75238. Please park in the visitors parking lot on the east side of the station. If anyone asks you why you are there, please tell them you are there for a VIP meeting. There will be both veggie and meat pizzas!! Trip rated: medium. For more information: Sam Jubran Send Email (214) 478-2333

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Conservation IconAug 24 (Thu) Clean Eco Meetup

Our next meetup for DFW area environmentalists will be Thursday, 24. The location and time are the usual: 6:30pm, at Picasso's on Inwood north of Forest.

Please RSVP to rita.beving@gmail.com if you are thinking about going so she can judge handouts. For more information: Rita Beving Send Email

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Bus Trip IconAug 31-Sep 5 (Thu-Tue) Pecos Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

(replace this text with a short description of the image)This Labor Day weekend, we're traveling by sleeper bus to backpack in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Pecos Wilderness Area. From trailheads at Cowles and Jacks Creek, we'll hike in five groups of five to ten per group through fir and aspen forests to meadows above the tree line. Each group will enjoy four days of hiking and three nights of camping. The Pecos Wilderness is one of the very best and most memorable destinations in the southern Rockies. Our bus will leave Dallas Thursday night to arrive at trailheads Friday morning. We'll bring you home by 6 AM Tuesday. Complete trip information, including detailed hike options, cost, and sign-up instructions are in this PDF fileAs of July 31, all places on the outing were filled. If there are cancelations, we'll add from a wait list comprised of applicants whose check and forms we hold. Contact the trip coordinator to inquire.  Coordinator: Steve Fleischman Send Email 972-689-7317

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

Learn about fall / winterFall Garden gardening from Master Gardener Larry Legg.  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now. Trip rated: Kid Friendly.

Community Event IconSep 14 (Thu) North Texas Giving Day

Donations made between 6:00 AM and Midnight on September 14, 2017, at https://northtexasgivingday.org/npo/sierra-club-foundation-fiscal-sponsor-for-dallas-sierra-club will be matched by Communities Foundation of Texas.

Service Outing IconSep 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, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon.  (Note that this is an hour later than our summer starting time.) 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 me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Social Gathering IconSep 16 (Sat) Dallas Sierra Club Picnic

When: September 16, 2007, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Churchill Park, 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230 (Google map)

The picnic is to celebrate new members as well as established members of the Dallas Sierra Club.  We will celebrate the over 900 members on Facebook, and the thousands of members in and around the Metroplex. Full details on our home page.

Canoe IconSep 16-17 (Sat-Sun) Red River Canoe Trip

We'll put-in on Saturday morning about an hour north of Dallas. The rest of the day will be spent swimming and relaxing as we paddle down to our campsite on a large sandbar. Sunday we'll canoe on down to the takeout with a few swim stops on the way. This is a very nice section of the Red River, with very little development along the banks. Some canoeing experience is required and you must furnish your own canoe and camping equipment. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Meeting IconSep 20 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

The Outings Committee meets tonight at 6:30, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Anyone interested in outings is welcome. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Let's finalize a line-up of fall 2017 outings and discuss where we want to go on trips in 2018.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Class IconSep 27 (Wed) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 1

Picture of compassDon't miss out! Join us for this outstanding, bi-annual two-night class to help you navigate in the backcountry with map and compass. Part 1 is Wednesday night at 6:30. Part 2 is Thursday night at 6:30. Both sessions are upstairs at the 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. An optional field lab for class participants will be set on Saturday or Sunday.  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 9:00. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Class IconSep 28 (Thu) Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 2

Join us for this second night of a two-part class that begins Wednesday, Sept. 27. 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 IconOct 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.

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

Learn about challenges and opportunities for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, and see beautiful pictures of The Wave, a colorful U-shaped trough etched into Jurassic era sandstone on the Arizona - Utah border.(replace this text with a short description of the image) Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

Car Camp IconOct 13-15 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State ParkMake Friday the 13th special and join us for this relaxing weekend of fall beauty in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have an entire group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse (yes, 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 roller-coaster trail up, down and over the skyline 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, young and young at heart -- a great event for all. Details and reservation information is in this PDF. Don't wait, sign up now! Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Meeting IconOct 18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

It's a third Wednesday of a month, so 6:30 is the time for another gathering to plan outings, 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

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 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.

Backpack IconNov 4-5 (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 in 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 permits.  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 IconNov 14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

A wildflowerWildflowers in North Texas - Learn about our area's native wildflowers from a colorful slideshow.  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

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

We will have presentations about preserving land, zero waste, and population, from three different organizations. - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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

Movie: National Parks Adventure - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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

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

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

YES! Dates for the 2018 sleeper bus trip to hike in Big Bend National Park have been set. We'll 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. Details will be posted here in November or early December. We plan to offer five alternative hike routes.  Most alternaitves will backpack on most days and camp in the backcountry. At least one will base camp in a group site in the Chisos Basin and make days hikes each day, backpacking short distances on the first and last days.   Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 20 (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 IconApr 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 IconMay 8 (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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