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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

We've Moved

We've movedThe Dallas Sierra Club has moved.

Our new meeting location is at Brookhaven Community College, just about 1 mile west of our old location.

We'll meet in an auditorium in the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute. This building is very easy to find and is right next to lighted parking. We'll have signs directing you to the new location and you can see a map and complete directions on our General Meeting page.

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

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See Dale Edelbaum's video presentation of his 17 day trip to South America in 2013.  It includes slides from Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego in Chile, and Iguassu Falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. The pictures were taken during hikes, a 4 day cruise though the Magellan Strait and Darwin Passage, and from Zodiak boats while visiting the Fjords and Cape Horn.

Dale has been a member of the Dallas Group since 1976 and has served on its Excom, chaired several committees, and has led many outings and bus trips.  He has presented several programs in the past, including the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Everyone is welcome.  Free!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  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, March 17, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

(replace this text with a short description of the image)The Environment at the State Capitol

Zac Trahan, Program Director for Texas Campaign for the Environment, will lead an interactive discussion about potential environmental bills during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session.  It has always been difficult to pass good environmental legislation at the State Capitol, but this year is shaping up to be the toughest challenge yet.  Sierra Club is working with groups like Texas Campaign for the Environment and many others to pass the best bills possible and to defeat negative environmental bills that would result in more pollution, not less.  Industry lobbyists are currently targeting the numerous local ordinances that DFW cities have passed on contentious issues such as fracking and single-use shopping bags, pushing legislation that would over-ride and pre-empt our right to local control.  Come learn more about this and other potential environmental legislation—and get plugged in to ways you can help influence state lawmakers on behalf of a cleaner, greener world.

Zac has been working with Texas Campaign for the Environment since 2002 and currently serves as D/FW Program Director.  The group helped pass state legislation for computer and television recycling in Texas, and played a leading role in passing Dallas' strict gas drilling and single-use bag ordinances.

Everyone is welcome.  Free!  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  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, April 14, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

(replace this text with a short description of the image)All About Bats

Kate Rugroden, Director of Special Projects for Bat World Sanctuary, brings The Essential Bat to the Dallas Sierra Club.  This family friendly program features live native-species bats, and is an opportunity for people to see these tiny creatures up close.  The program, based on her book, The Essential Bat, introduces the audience to these extraordinary creatures and the many ways in which they affect human life through lecture/discussion, artifacts, and live native-species bats.  During the program, attendees are introduced to bats in the media, bats as cultural icons, and ways to help protect bat species.  Special attention is given to White Nose Syndrome, a fungal disease that is devastating bat populations throughout the U.S.  For more information about The Essential Bat or Bat World, please visit www.batworld.org.

Kate is a Business Systems Analyst/Project Manager and licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in bats, raccoons, and opossums.  She is the director of Bat World MidCities in Arlington, TX, and serves as the Director of Special Projects for Bat World Sanctuary as well.  Kate has an extensive background in presenting educational programs utilizing both live animals and artifacts as a docent at the Minnesota Zoo.  Upon moving to Texas in 2004, she became involved in wildlife rehabilitation as a way to expand her knowledge of wildlife while caring for orphaned, ill, and injured native species.  Her first book, The Essential Bat, was published by Bat World Sanctuary in August, 2012.

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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What's Going On

Jan 31 5th Annual Super Weekend 10k Dayhike

Feb 10 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Feb 14 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Feb 18 Outings Committee Meeting

Feb 21 Helping Out at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Feb 28-Mar 6 Big Bend Smorgasbord

Check out the full list on our calendar

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