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General Meeting Program - Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Logo of Liveable ArlingtonPicture of the Great Trinity ForestBen Sandifer will tell us about Dallas' Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood bottomland forest in the United States.  And Ranjana Bhandari will talk about Liveable Arlington, a grassroots organization advocating for a healthier city.  For more information about their talks, 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.

Great Trinity Forest
Dallas' Great Trinity Forest is the largest urban hardwood bottomland forest in the United States.  Ben Sandifer will tell us about the history, geology, flora, fauna, and recreational opportunities of this public land.

Ben Sandifer is an author, photographer, and environmental advocate for the Great Trinity Forest where he can often be found with camera in hand. His award winning nature photographs have been featured in local, state, and national publications. He is a Certified Master Birder through the Audubon Dallas sponsored North Central Texas Master Birder Program.  In addition, Ben serves as naturalist at the Dallas Hunting and Fishing Club.

Ben also holds the position of treasurer on the Board of Directors of Groundwork Dallas a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Groundwork Dallas mission is to regenerate, sustain, and improve the Dallas Elm Fork Greenbelt and Great Trinity Forest by developing community-based partnerships that educate and empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental stewardship.

In the Great Trinity Forest, Ben is an EPA and TCEQ certified Texas Stream Team volunteer who monitors the water at Big Spring - one of the last free flowing springs in Dallas. For his volunteer efforts, he was named the 2015 DFW Sustainable Leadership Volunteer of the Year and was nominated for the 2016 Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News. In 2016, he was named an Honorary Lifetime North Texas Master Naturalist for his substantial contributions to the furtherance of the activities of the chapter.

Ben is a finalist in the GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Awards.  For details click here.

Liveable Arlington
The citizens group Liveable Arlington advocates for and organizes toward a healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable city.  The group won the 2017 GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Award for Small Nonprofit.  They led a successful grassroots effort to stop a disposal well from being installed next to Lake Arlington, a drinking water source for a half-million people. The victory was hailed as a regional milestone.  Liveable Arlington's founder, Ranjana Bhandari, will talk about past successes and future projects.

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