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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Trinity RiverTrinity Park Conservancy is dedicated to the stewardship of Dallas' largest public green space, the 10,000 acres of the Trinity River.  Believing that the Trinity is the natural gathering place for all Dallas residents, the Conservancy is committed to bringing people together to share their ideas, learn more about the possibilities and habitat of the area, and to assist in making it a more accessible space.
Brent Brown, chief executive officer and president of the Trinity Park Conservancy, will provide a comprehensive overview of the vision for the Harold Simmons Park and the Trinity River area.  He will discuss the community engagement process, the findings from ten citywide workshops, and the First Look event on December 6th.
Brent is the 2017 GreenSourceDFW Lifetime Achievement Award winner in recognition of his sustainability efforts, and is a 2013 Rudy Bruner Award Silver Medalist, recognizing innovative thinking about the built environment and advancing conversation about making cities better.  He also serves as Chairman of the Board for buildingcommunity WORKSHOP, an organization he founded in 2005 to solve difficult problems and enhance livability for all citizens.

NOTE: Trinity Park Conservancy created a survey that will provide a better understanding of how Harold Simmons Park can enrich our lives and be an inclusive space. It helps supplement the efforts of our 10 city wide workshops and learn the recreational and environmental appeal of natural spaces for residents in Dallas. The survey will be active until mid-November, at which point the questions will be updated to reflect the upcoming phase of engagement. Please click here to take the survey.

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.

New 2019 Sierra Club Calendars Available for Sale at the General Meeting

Sierra Club wall calendarSierra Club Wilderness Wall Calendars and Engagement Calendars will be available for purchase at the December General Meetings and at the Holiday Party (or until we run out). The Sierra Club Wilderness Calendar is the best selling nature calendar in the United States. Don't miss your chance to get one (or several - they make great gifts). We know of one of our members who has given his brother a Sierra Club wall calendar for Christmas every year for the past 20+ years and it has always been his favorite gift. The Calendar sells for $15 each and we pick up the sales tax. We take check, cash or credit cards.

We also have Dallas Sierra T-shirts for $10 and polo shirts for $15.

Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for Your Group

The Dallas Sierra Club has started a program to provide outdoor/environmental education in the form of entertaining and informative presentations by Dallas Sierra Club members with expertise in the topics offered. These presentations range in length from 30 minutes to one hour and cover a variety of topics in the general categories of outdoor adventure, environmental education, and general ecology. These talks are appropriate for a wide range of audiences including youth groups, school classes, civic and social groups, nature and gardening clubs, church groups, etc. Any group interested in an available topic is welcome to contact us. To see available topics and to schedule your speaker, click here.

Videos of Our General Meetings

We have posted videos of selected General Meetings on YouTube. You can view a video of our November meeting, featuring information about The Great Trinity Forest, and a presentation Liveable Arlington this link. Visit our General Meeting Page to find links to older meetings. 

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Photo of Laysan IslandWildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Journey to uninhabited Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge.  See the endemic wildlife, many of which are threatened or endangered, and learn about the threats and challenges that face the wildlife and the island.

City of Dallas' Environmental Action Plan
Learn about Dallas' Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability, its Environmental Action Plan, and projects involving water conservation, recycling, climate change, etc.   For more information about this presentation, click read more below.

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

Desert Solitaire Book Cover50 Year Anniversary of Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
This groundbreaking sometimes radical, and always entertaining book has inspired thousands of environmentalists to stand up for clean air, clean water, and wilderness preservation in all our great park lands, including Arches National Park where the book is set.  This underground classic is considered one of the most important pieces of literature which kick started the modern environmental movement.  Former Dallas Sierra Club Chair Wendel Withrow will lead the discussion and include mostly unknown video and audio of the 'famous' and sometimes 'infamous' Edward Abbey.

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.

Big Bend National Park Bus Trip

Boot Rock

Full details of the Dallas Sierra Club’s annual bus trip to Big Bend National Park are now online at this PDF and we’re accepting registrations. Our 2019 trip departs Dallas at 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 27 and returns by 5 a.m. Monday, March 4. We’ll travel in a new coach with 56 seats (not the buses used on previous trips), allocating two seats per person. We’ll sell a maximum of 28 places. 

The 2019 itinerary offers four hike options: (1) backpacking in the Chisos Mountains, (2) base camping at the Chisos Basin Campground for three nights, with days hiking, (3) base camping at Rio Grande Village Campground one night and the Chisos Basin Campground for two nights, with day hiking and (4) backpacking from the Chisos Basin to Mule Ears Overlook. All trippers will enjoy four days of hikes. Trips 1, 2 and 3 will bus to Santa Elena Canyon on Sunday for a full day of short hikes into the canyon, a stop at the Castolon Visitor Center, a short hike into Tuff Canyon and hikes to either The Chimneys or Mule Ears Spring. Day hikes slated for the base camping options include Lost Mine, Hot Springs, South Rim, Boquillas Canyon, Ore Terminal and the RGV Nature Trail. 

In recent years, the Big Bend trip has sold out weeks before departure. Early registration is consequently advised, although recent history suggests we will probably accommodate multiple people from a wait list. All hikes have maximum and minimum limits for number of participants, making early registrants more likely to get top preferences.

More Outings

For a complete list of scheduled outings and outdoor service events, click here.

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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.

What's Going On

Dec 11 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting, SPECIAL MEETING TIME AND LOCATION

Dec 11 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Dec 15 Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Dec 19 No Outings Committee Meeting tonight

Jan 2 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Jan 8 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

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