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Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting - Tuesday, June 11
Our June General Meeting features water and wildlife.
The Dallas Stormwater Management Outreach Department will describe what storm water is, how it is regulated, the primary sources of pollution of storm water in Dallas, what the City of Dallas does to protect it, and what private citizens can do. Educational materials and promotional items will be available.
Texas Wildlife Conservation Issues
Texas boasts 213 species of reptiles and amphibians, 635 species of birds, 174 species of mammals, an estimated 5,200 species of plants and an estimated 30,000 species of invertebrates. However, complex and daunting issues are putting intense pressures on our state's wildlife populations. But the conservation community has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges and acted with conviction in the past. The conservation community rose to the challenge in the 1930s and again in the 1970s. With dedication, the conservation community can rise to the challenge again and secure a solid future for wildlife of our great state.
John Davis has worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for more than 20 years conducting field research, presenting ecological seminars, and overseeing various conservation and habitat programs. Currently, he is the Program Director for the Wildlife Diversity Program. John will talk about what the future holds for Texas' wildlife.
Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.
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.
Fourth of July Bus Trip to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in Colorado
Plan an extended Fourth of July weekend of backpacking in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, a protected part of the San Isabel National Forest since 1993, near Westcliffe, Colorado. The spine of this north-south mountain chain is typically near 12,000 feet, with peaks of more than 14,000 feet. After breakfast in Westcliffe, participants in four groups will explore the foothills, high valleys and crests. Destinations include Venable Falls, the Goodwin Lakes, Phantom Terrace, Comanche Lake, Music Pass and the Sand Creek Basin of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve. Daily mileages for all groups will be short, but altitude and daily climbs (9,000 to 11,700 feet sleeping elevations and climbs of 1,500 feet on at least one day for each group) make one previous overnight backpacking trip a requirement. Click here for trip details and registration forms.
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