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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

We Are Moving

(replace this text with a short description of the image)As many of you have already heard, the REI store where we hold our General Meetings is moving to Northwest Highway just east of Central Expressway. The new store will not have a meeting room large enough for our General Meetings, so we have had to find a new location.

Starting with the January General Meeting, our new meeting location will be at Brookhaven Community College, just about 1 mile west of our current location.

We'll meet in an auditorium in the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute. This building is very easy to find and is right next to lighted parking. We'll have signs directing you to the new location and you can see a map and complete directions on our General Meeting page.

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

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As human development continues to grow in Texas, habitat for our native wildlife becomes less abundant.  To offset this impact, create a Texas Wildscape on your property to provide vital habitat to our local wildlife.  This presentation will detail the components of a Wildscape and provide advice on how to create and maintain your Wildscape using native vegetation.

Derek Broman is an Urban Wildlife Biologist in the DFW Metroplex and an advisor for the Cross Timbers Master Naturalist Chapter.  Has been with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department since January 2013 and is originally from rural Iowa.  He has worked with numerous wildlife species throughout the Midwest, but was in New England for 3 years before coming to Texas.  While there, he studied bobcats for his Master's Degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of New Hampshire and then studied black bears with the State of Connecticut.  He offices out of Cedar Hill State Park, but works throughout the DFW Metroplex.

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.

Arthur Kuehne Double Award Winner!

Arthur Kuehne accepting Oliver Kehrlein AwardArthur Kuehne has worn most every hat while volunteering for the Sierra Club over the years. One of his most valued roles has been as leader, teacher and mentor in our outings program, both locally and leading national outings. Hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts, from beginners to diehards, have benefitted from Arthur's guidance and expertise, all framed with a dash of humor or patience, often times both.

We're thrilled to say this dedication to getting folks outdoors was recently acknowledged on two levels of our Club. Last month in San Francisco Arthur received the Sierra Club's highest outings related honor, the OLIVER KEHRLEIN AWARD. The Kehrlein Award is for service to the Sierra Club Outings program at either the local or national level over an extended period of time. Arthur was also recently named recipient of the Lone Star Chapter's VIRGINIA MURRAY BREWER AWARD for his contribution to the outings program.

Arthur has served as Chair of the Lone Star Chapter, the Dallas Group and our Outings Committee, and other roles for the Sierra Club at local, chapter and national levels. He currently serves as Treasurer and Webmaster for the Dallas Group. The success of the Dallas Group Outings program is largely due to Arthur's talents and dedication for which we are extremely grateful. Congratulations, Arthur!

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

(replace this text with a short description of the image)All About Bats

Kate Rugroden, Director of Special Projects for Bat World Sanctuary, brings The Essential Bat to the Dallas Sierra Club.  This family friendly program features live native-species bats, and is an opportunity for people to see these tiny creatures up close.  The program, based on her book, The Essential Bat, introduces the audience to these extraordinary creatures and the many ways in which they affect human life through lecture/discussion, artifacts, and live native-species bats.  During the program, attendees are introduced to bats in the media, bats as cultural icons, and ways to help protect bat species.  Special attention is given to White Nose Syndrome, a fungal disease that is devastating bat populations throughout the U.S.  For more information about The Essential Bat or Bat World, please visit www.batworld.org.

Kate is a Business Systems Analyst/Project Manager and licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in bats, raccoons, and opossums.  She is the director of Bat World MidCities in Arlington, TX, and serves as the Director of Special Projects for Bat World Sanctuary as well.  Kate has an extensive background in presenting educational programs utilizing both live animals and artifacts as a docent at the Minnesota Zoo.  Upon moving to Texas in 2004, she became involved in wildlife rehabilitation as a way to expand her knowledge of wildlife while caring for orphaned, ill, and injured native species.  Her first book, The Essential Bat, was published by Bat World Sanctuary in August, 2012.

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.

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What's Going On

Jan 7 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Jan 10 Hiking and Camping the Great Parks of Texas

Jan 10 White Rock Lake Clean-up

Jan 13 Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Jan 17 Backpacking 101

Jan 21 Outings Committee Meeting

Check out the full list on our calendar

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