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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

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

China SunriseMount Assiniboine, China, and Svalbard

Dan Leffel, photographer extraordinaire, will cover three diverse areas of the world, all suitable for adventure and hiking!  First, he will present his trip to Mount Assiniboine in the Canadian Rockies in 2018 to photograph fall colors.  There are many hiking trails in this area, with beautiful landscapes.  Second, will be a short presentation on his three-week trip to China in December 2018, covering many areas of the country, from the Great Wall to the Yellow Mountains to the rice terraces of southern Yuanyang Province.  Finally, he will present some images from his trip this past June to Svalbard Island in Norway.  Svalbard, at 78 degrees north latitude, is only 500 miles from the North Pole and more polar bears live there than people!  As Dan presents images from his travels, he will also share helpful hints on how to improve your photographic skills.  There will be ample time to ask questions regarding any of the other places Dan has travelled, or about his presentation.

Dan has photographed all seven continents; rafted the Grand Canyon three times; spent a great deal of time in the four corners area of the US, as well as Alaska and New England; hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; safaried to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe in Africa; photographed Iceland, Cuba, India, Japan, Patagonia, Nepal, Bhutan, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Greece, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Norway, Holland, Australia and New Zealand; and traveled throughout North and South America.  His images have won a number of awards, including selection to multiple North America Nature Photographer Association (NANPA) Showcases and Sierra Club competitions.  He spends his summers in the Oregon Cascade mountains and is committed to helping preserve and share the beauty of nature and indigenous cultures through his photographs.

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, December 10, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

City of Dallas logoUpdate on City of Dallas Climate & Energy Initiatives

Please join the Dallas Sierra Club for an important conversation with Susan Alvarez, Assistant Director for the City of Dallas' Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, as she briefs us on Dallas' Green Energy Policy and the status of the Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan.  The plans will have been presented to Dallas City Council in late November, and Ms. Alvarez will be briefing Sierra Club attendees on the recent progress, draft planning efforts, and strategies likely to be included in the plan.  Ms. Alvarez will also discuss related information and a timeline towards completion.

Ms. Alvarez brings a unique approach to her tasks by blending her personal and professional experiences into environmental action.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a minor in geology from Rice University, and postgraduate work in water resources.  She is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and 5 other western states, and she is also certified as a Certified Floodplain Manager and Master Naturalist in Texas.  Ms. Alvarez brings over 35 years of experience in broad practical experience in civil and environmental planning.

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 Holiday Party - Sunday, December 15

HollyhollyOK, we know that it still feels like summer, but cooler weather and the holidays are just around the corner. It is time to start getting those special events on your calendar. Our Holiday Party is an event you don't want to miss.

Our annual Holiday Party will be held at El Fenix Restaurant at 255 Casa Linda Plaza.  We'll party on Sunday, December 15 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Here is a Google map.

Club members and guests will share the holiday spirit, some great Mexican food, and the company of others at this annual event. Join us for some camaraderie, raffle prizes, and perhaps some surprise speakers, you never know. We'll celebrate some of our outstanding volunteers and have plenty of time to mingle. There's bound to be talk about issues of the day -- air, water, fracking, coal, the election, whatever strikes your green fancy. The entire menu will be available so you can order whatever you want to eat or drink, including liquid spirits. We'll provide a free round of margaritas (or the beverage of your choice). Support the Club by getting a 2020 Sierra Club Calendar or Planner (at a special price of only $12)!. Invite your family and friends.  So, come on out for a great party, low price, no clean up, and lots of like minded people. What could be better? See you there, and bring your appetite. Happy Holidays!!

Big Bend National Park Bus Trip

Boot Rock

Details and registration forms for the Dallas Sierra Club's annual bus trip to Big Bend National Park are now online! Depart Dallas at 9:00 PM Wednesday, February 5, return Sunday by 11:59 PM. We offer options to day hike from a base camp, backpack every day or mix day hiking and backpacking in our four days at Big Bend. Featured destinations include the Chisos Mountains, Rio Grande Hot Spring, the Blue Creek Trail, Mule Ears, The Chimneys and Tule Spring. Click this PDF document for full information. Participation in each itinerary option is limited. Early registrants get priority of preference for trip options.

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.

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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Oct 26 Hike Around White Rock Lake

Nov 6 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Nov 12 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Nov 16 Educational Outing - John Bunker Sands Wetland

Nov 20 No Outings Committee Meeting

Dec 4 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

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