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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

Register to Vote - Do it NOW!

register to voteRegister NOW so you can vote in the upcoming primary election. The election will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The last day to register for this election is February 3. Early voting begins Tuesday, February 13 and ends Friday, February 28. Head over to www.VoteTexas.gov to find out how to register, to check on your registration status, or to change your address. 

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

Huge Cottonwood tree at Texas Discovery GardensPlease join us as we welcome Steve Houser from the Texas Historic Trees Coalition to discuss his work as an advocate for the urban tree canopy.  With his many years of experience, Steve will present information on the best approach for: community organization, how best to advocate for trees in your neighborhood, and how to become a powerful protector of new and historic trees.  He will also discuss the City of Dallas' new Neighborhood Forest Overlay, which allows homeowners to group together to protect their trees.

Steve Houser is a certified arborist, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and past President and Founding Member of the Texas Historic Tree Coalition.  His work as a tree advocate has spanned decades.  He is a co-author of the book Comanche Marker Trees of Texas, Texas A&M University Press.  

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.

Backpacking 101 Class - Saturday, February 15

BackpackersWant to be adventuresome and explore amazing backcountry areas? Come to this popular, interactive class designed for never-ever backpackers and people who want to refresh backpacking knowledge and skills. Dallas Sierra Club trip leaders with decades of backpacking experiences will present a comprehensive overview of backpacking topics, including packs, boots, tents, sleeping bags, food and cooking, clothes, wilderness ethics, sanitation and more. We'll include tips we wish someone had told us sooner to make backpacking more comfortable and less expensive.  

     Place:  Community Room, Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Rd, Dallas (Midway Rd, a couple of blocks north of Royal Ln. - here is a Google map)  

     Time: Saturday, February 15. The class begins at 10:00 AM and lasts until about 4:00 PM, with a break for lunch. Please arrive early to sign in and get settled.

     Price: $40, which includes a light lunch of backpacking food and handouts.  Online pre-registration using a credit card is encouraged and appreciated (click here) or pay by cash or check at the door.

If you already have some gear and questions about using, packing or replacing it, bring it with you and we'll do our best to answer your questions.  

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

MockingbirdThis program is for the birds!

Shelly White, current Director of the Trinity River Audubon Center and former Executive Director of the Trinity Strand Trail, will share information about their current 2020 focus and programming as well as other ways our community can help with Audubon's mission to protect birds and the places they need today and tomorrow.  A Dallas native, Shelley will also share her experiences with the project to restore the original Trinity River channel and affiliated nature, concrete, and commuter trails.

Shelly White is a TCU and Cox School of Business MBA graduate with over 25 years cross-functional and diverse industry expertise.  She is a self-described results-focused leader with an entrepreneurial spirit.  She has demonstrated success in both motivating and leading groups to achieve a common goal.  Her talents have been seen in her work with the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women, and SWT Wellness.

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.

Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for Your Group

The Dallas Sierra Club provides outdoor/environmental education in the form of entertaining and informative presentations by Dallas Sierra Club members

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What's Going On

Feb 5-9 Big Bend National Park Bus Trip

Feb 11 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Feb 15 Backpacking 101 Class - Great Valentine Gift!

Feb 29 Suburban Walk: Oak Point and Bob Woodruff Parks, Plano city parks.

Mar 10 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Apr 14 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

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