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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

General Meeting Program - June 12, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Lupinus havardiiWildflowers of Texas

Michael Eason will talk about Texas wildflowers and will explain the diversity of our flora and reasons behind this diversity.  His presentation will include numerous photographs of Texas flora and their habitats.  There will be images of plants that have rarely, if ever, been photographed, and the associated tales tracking down some of these plants.  Michael will talk about new species in Texas and the rediscovery of a South Texas water lily (Nymphaea ampla), and will include examples of pollination biology, seed dispersal, and errors in collections.
Michael's book, Wildflowers of Texas, is a field guide covering 1170 taxa of both native and naturalized species, and primarily covers herbaceous flowering plants.  The book contains common, uncommon, and rare plants found within the borders of Texas.  While the book contains species found in other field guides, many of the plants within have never been included in other Texas field guides and some of the plants never properly, if ever, photographed.
Michael Eason is a freelance botanist who performs plant surveys and inventories on both private and public lands throughout Texas.  Additionally, he is on staff at San Antonio Botanical Gardens, where he heads their Rare Plant Research and Conservation Program.  Previously he worked for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as their Conservation Program Manager, a position he held from 2003-2012.  During this time he managed such projects as the Millennium Seed Bank, Ferns of the Trans-Pecos, and Vegetation Survey of Big Bend National Park.  

Good Faith Impact logoGood Faith Impact
Tracy 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.  Such training will promote environmentally conscious careers that improve the conditions in local communities.  Empowerment programming will address the root causes of poverty through sustainable solutions that have a lasting impact.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - July 10, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

BeesBees
Dr. Larry Legg will talk about bees.  Bee-lieve me, you will want to bee there for what should bee an un-bee-table presentation . . . everything it's cracked up to bee.  If you bee-hive yourself, there is no admission charge; it is a free bee.  So bee there or bee square.  Larry is a Biology Professor, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Master Wellness Volunteer, and a Conflict Resolution Specialist.
 

Liveable Arlington LogoLiveable Arlington
The citizens group Liveable Arlington advocates for and organizes toward a healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable city.  The group won the 2017 GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Award for Small Nonprofit.  They led a successful grassroots effort to stop a disposal well from being installed next to Lake Arlington, a drinking water source for a half-million people. The victory was hailed as a regional milestone.  Liveable Arlington's founder, Ranjana Bhandari, will talk about past successes and future projects.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - August 14, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Kids holding a large snakeAnimals - Live!
The wide variety of live animals in this family friendly presentation will be engaging, educational entertainment for children and adults alike.  See and learn about unusual structural and behavioral adaptations that make it possible for some of our more interesting critters to survive.  Relevant information on a wide variety of conservation and natural history topics will be highlighted.  All attendees will have the opportunity to touch/interact with the last animal if they choose to, and will receive a GO WILD for Reading Bookmark at the end of the presentation.  For more information about the presentation by Wildlife on the Move, click here.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Fall Elections
Red white and blue button that says VOTEHear about the Sierra Club's 2018 Electoral Campaign to help elect political leaders friendly to the environment and learn how you can make a difference.  Competitive races will be analyzed, our endorsed candidates will be introduced, and volunteer political opportunities will be discussed.  David Griggs, Dallas Group Political Chair and Chair, Sierra Club Political Committee of Texas, will make the presentation.

Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship.  Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Great Trinity ForestBen Sandifer will tell us about the Great Trinity Forest.  Full details will be provided soon.


Everyone is welcome.  FREE!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.

Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.

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Jun 2 Day Hike the Trinity Trail to Champion Sycamore in Lucas

Jun 6 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Jun 9 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Jun 12 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Jun 16 Sandbranch Clean Up Days Service Opportunity

Jun 16 Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

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