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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

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

Gardening on a Shoe String; Confessions of a Frugal Gardener

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Conservation, particularly of hard earned dollars, is a hobby of Fran Powell's.  Combining that with a life-long focus on not throwing things away that can be reused has resulted in her finding ways to appropriate everyday objects into the garden.  She completely aspires to the belief that Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle must be an aspiration for all humans on earth if we are to maintain a livable planet.

This frugality, combined with her love of gardening, has caused her to read the gardening catalogs only for ideas as to how she can reproduce the same thing using items otherwise thrown in the recycling bin.  From empty food cans, plastic bottles, to barbeque chicken containers and tennis balls, she will introduce us to her discoveries of ways to hold up, tie down, display, or start seeds . . . all free just by using our imagination.

A resident in Addison since 1991 and a Dallas County Master Gardener since 2011, Fran comes from a family of English gardeners.  While she claims not to have the green-thumb and talent, nor size of garden, of her sisters, she will introduce us to  many ways to save money on the planting accessories so there is more to spend on actual plants.

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The Veterans Community Project (VCP) is a non-profit corporation determined to fulfill the unmet needs of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished only by the community for the community.  We are creating Veterans Village, a community of tiny-homes and onsite services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of the Veteran's homelessness, which will lead to more successful permanent housing outcomes.  Once ready, the Veteran will transition to other existing programs.  Kevin Jamison, one of the founders of VCP, will give an overview of the organization.  For a summary of VCP, click here.  For the VCP website, click here.

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.

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

Citizen Science and iNaturalist

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What if you find something outside but don’t know what it is?  How do you find out?  What if you could share that discovery with others to excite them about nature as well?  Citizen science is one way to address each of those questions.  One particularly useful tool is iNaturalist, an online network with an associated app where participants document all of the living organisms around them, share that data with the rest of the naturalist community, and learn a lot in the process.

Sam Kieschnick, this program's presenter, is an urban wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife serving the east side of the DFW metroplex.  He previously worked as a nature educator with the City of Mansfield at Oliver Nature Park, as a naturalist at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, as a science interpreter with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, as a botanist with BRIT, and as an instructor at Weatherford College.  He has a master's degree from Tarleton State University studying the genetics of pocket gophers.  As an urban wildlife biologist, Sam’s focus will be on three a's: awareness, appreciation, and action.

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.

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

(replace this text with a short description of the image)The Creature Teacher will have live animals that are engaging entertainment for children and adults alike.  More details soon.

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.

Pecos Wilderness Bus Trip on Labor Day Weekend

Pecos WildernessDetails of the sleeper bus trip to backpack in the Pecos Wilderness are now online in this PDF file, as are registration forms. The bus leaves Dallas at 9:00 pm Thursday night, August 31 and returns by 6:00 am on Tuesday, September 5, allowing four days to hike and three nights to camp. We offer a choice of five hike itineraries ranging in difficulty from moderate to strenuous. The Pecos Wilderness Area protects a significant part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico. Late summer temperatures will be significantly cooler than Dallas. The trip price is discounted to $260 per person for registration received by August 15.  We recommend earlier registration because this holiday weekend has historically been a popular date for outings. 

 

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What's Going On

Jun 3-4 Canoe or Kayak on the Brazos River

Jun 7 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Jun 10 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Jun 13 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Jun 17 Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Jun 21 No Outings Committee meeting tonight

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