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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, March 17, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Texas State CapitolThe 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

A baby batAll 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.

Colorado Bend State Park Outing - April 17-19

Trail SignCamp, Chill, Hike or Backpack at Colorado Bend State Park

Dallas Sierra Club has booked the riverside group camp for the weekend of April 17-19.   Click here for details.  This is a big State Park near the crossroads of Bend, Texas, on the north edge of the Hill Country.  Spicewood Springs, Gorman Falls, the River Trail or all three are great hike destinations for Saturday morning or afternoon.  For backpackers (including beginners), we’ve reserved more campsites in the Windmill Backpack Camping Area for Saturday night.  It’s possible to camp Friday at the riverside group camp and then pack your gear a couple miles on Saturday to the Windmill camp.  This trip is good for families, couples and individuals, but you’ll need to sign up early, as the riverside group camp allows forty campers.  Take the back roads to Bend to see the spring wildflowers!

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

Shelton Johnson, Park RangerMovie Night!  We will furnish popcorn, drinks, and snacks. 

See Yosemite Through the Eyes of a Buffalo Soldier, a film featuring National Park Service Ranger Shelton Johnson as a 1903 Buffalo Soldier and his observations as one of the first "park rangers" to serve in Yosemite's vast wilderness.  We see Yosemite through his eyes and feel his growing affection for this new world.  The film blazes a trail to an important history that was nearly lost, and provides an opportunity to ride with the Buffalo Soldiers through the Range of Light.

This unique film by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sterling Johnson provides a window to Yosemite's past, and was shot entirely in the Yosemite of today and yesterday.  Jeff Southwick's musical compositions feature Shelton Johnson's spirited improvisations on Native American Flutes, providing a high note beneath which Southwick's lyrical explorations offer an inspired music score.


Ranger Shelton Johnson is an award winning and internationally known storyteller at Yosemite who is featured in Yosemite Theater as well as theater and television appearances nationally, including Ken Burns' film The National Parks: America's Best Idea.

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

Mar 14 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Mar 14-15 Off-Trail Exploration in Caney Creek Wilderness Area, Arkansas

Mar 17 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Mar 18 Outings Committee Meeting

Mar 21 Trail Appreciation at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Mar 28-29 Weekend Backpack at Buckeye Mountain Trail, Arkansas

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