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Conservation

"To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment."

Defend Trees and Local Control

Oppose the substitute HB 7. The compromise bill tree bill, HB 7, that passed the house was replaced by a substitute version by the Senate Business & Commerce Committee. The substitution makes this once more a seriously anti-tree and anti-local bill. Please call your state senator to oppose it.

Northeast Park Volunteers in Patrol

Northeast Parks Volunteers in Patrol program is a volunteer organization set up by the Dallas Police Dept. to ensure safety of people and wildlife alike at Northeast Dallas parks, including White Rock Lake.

They are looking for volunteers to offer as little as one hour a month to patrol White Rock lake and other parks in the Northeast division to help ensure a safe environment for all. Volunteers may patrol as they walk or cycle around the lake! For the Love of the Lake already has volunteers trained in the patrol program, and I am looking to recruit from any other parties which have a passion for our parks!

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!!

For more information contact Sam Jubran samjubran63@gmail.com (214) 478-2333.

Clean Eco Meetup

You, your friends, and all interested in what is happening re: the environment around town are invited Thur., August 24 at 6:30 pm in N. Dallas at Picassos at 12300 Inwood Rd., Ste. 116 - near Forest Rd./Inwood/Dallas Tollway. Come eat great food (they have other stuff than pizza) and find out what is happening on the environment.

Just RSVP to rita.beving@gmail.com if you are thinking about going so she can judge handouts.

Agenda items:

  • Gore Movie
  • Legislative Wrap Up - is it really over
  • Clean Water Fund event
  • VW Settlement Movie
  • Your Announcements

August 7 Conservation Update

You make a difference.

  • HB 70 failed. A compromise bill, HB 7, did pass the house and is now in the Senate. HB 70 was the anti-tree bill we really worried about, so thanks for your efforts and cheers for your success.
  • Oppose SB 14. This was passed by the Senate as their version of the defeated anti-tree bill HB 70. SB 14 has not yet been assigned to a House committee.
  • Oppose the Wall. http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-dallas-morning-news/20170806/282029032318399 is an article about a effort by some congressional reps from Texas to keep the wall out of Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. IF your representative has signed onto this effort, thank him or her. If not, ask that he or she oppose the wall, especially in this sensitive area.
  • Continuing resistance to Keystone XL. https://www.addup.org/campaigns/take-action-fight-back-against-trumps-approval-of-the-keystone-xl-pipeline?hero=&promoid=70131000001hRELAA2 lets you sign a petition to the Nebraska Public Service Commission against state approval of the pipeline.
  • Aug 19 (Sat) is Sandbranch Tire Pickup Day, 9:00 to noon, organized by Project DreamHaus and Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Volunteers are needed to load illegally dumped tires onto trucks for proper disposal. This will be hot and heavy work among weeds. Wear long sleeves, long pants, a hat, boots and gloves. There are snakes in the neighborhood. We will arrange carpools. For more information call Chris Guldi 972 239-5878 or email caguldi03@gmail.com.
    The Sandbranch community received the 2017 Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Environmental Justice Award. The Environmental Justice Award is conferred upon an individual or organization that has done outstanding work toward identifying and addressing environmental problems that have a disproportionately adverse effect on communities of color and/or low-income communities. Rev. Eugene Keahey will speak about Sandbranch at our September 12 general meeting. Read more of the Sandbranch story here: https://www.docdroid.net/4jxTzX1/060716newsreleasecomm.pdf
  • April 15, 2018. Please start planning to take part in Camp Sierra Club at Earth Day Oak Cliff next Spring. We will set up tents and talk with visitors about enjoying, exploring and protecting the earth. We would like to have conservation-oriented members available to show or discuss ways we protect the environment. Do you have a favorite conservation issue that you would like to demo there? Composting? Waterwise behavior? Cleaning or gardening without toxins? Global warming issues? Getting around with less or no fossil fuel? Protecting parks? We are just starting to plan for this. Please contact me with your ideas at caguldi03@gmail.com .

Share Your Ride

Join a car pool

We are making car pooling and using public transportation a little easier for our regular events. See our new Share Your Ride page.

Conservation News Email List

Sign up to get Dallas Sierra Club Conservation News Stay up-to-date on conservation issues affecting the Dallas area with this (usually) twice-per-month email.

Save Water! Save Electricity!

Your daily habits using both water and electricity add up. Best practices ultimately improve the air you breathe, the quality of the water you drink, and the health of the climate. When you save water you save electricity and vice versa.

Recycling Guide

Green recycling symbolConservation starts at home! Think globally, act locally comes down to your own garbage can.  The majority of Americans recycle, so join us.  Click here for information about recycling in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding cities. If you have questions about recycling or recycling campaigns, contact Coralie Miller at 972 699 1687.

Free Mulch

MulchYou can get FREE mulch delivered to your house from tree service companies, and-or you can pick up FREE mulch by yourself at various companies and city recycling centers.  Click here for information about free mulch.  If you have questions, contact Kirk or Coralie Miller at 972 699 1687.

What's Going On

Aug 24 Northeast Park Volunteers in Patrol

Aug 24 Clean Eco Meetup

Aug 31-Sep 5 Pecos Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

Sep 6 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Sep 12 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Sep 14 North Texas Giving Day

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