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Community Event IconSep 20 (Fri) Global Climate Strike Dallas Kickoff

To KICK OFF THE WEEK of climate strike actions, we will meet at 7:00pm on Sept 20 at the west end of the Continental Bridge/Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. See details and sign up at www.facebook.com/events/342095403360381

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Announcement IconSep 20-27 (Fri-Fri) Global Climate Strike Week

Find ways to take part at globalclimatestrike.net/

Bicycle IconSep 21 (Sat) Ride the New Mockingbird Bridge on the Katy Trail

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Meet at the Mockingbird Dart Station Park and Ride.  The ride begins at 8:30. We’ll bike to White Rock Lake via the Ridgewood Trail, then head south along the lake to the Santa Fe Trail. Riding the SF Trail, we’ll emerge in Deep Ellum, where it’ll be time for a caffeine break (Café Brazil?). Then we'll continue through Downtown Dallas (ultra-light traffic on weekends) to the Katy Trail and ride the Katy north to our starting point. 

The whole triangular trip is 19 miles. Plan on two hours plus the stop in Deep Ellum. Bring your own bicycle.  You must wear a helmet.  This is an opportunity to experience several popular urban bike trails. Only people who reply with an email address will be alerted to cancellation or other changes.   Leader: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224

Day Hike IconSep 23 (Mon) Climate Change Walk; Global Climate Strike

5:30-7:30PM. A two-mile narrated tour of downtown describing what has changed and what we expect to change in Dallas because of the climate.

Reserve your spot in the hike here. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Chris Guldi Send Email 972-239-5878

Day Hike IconSep 28 (Sat) Climate Change Walk

9-11AM. A two-mile narrated tour of downtown describing what has changed and what we expect to change in Dallas because of the climate.

Reserve your spot in the hike here. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Chris Guldi Send Email 972-239-5878

Social Gathering IconSep 29 (Sun) New Member Picnic - But Everyone is Invited!

New Member Picnic!  All Sierra Club Members welcome also.   
When: Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  From 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. 
Where: Churchill Park in Dallas; 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas TX 
What:  Lots of food, vegan and vegetarian and regular, lots of drinks, lots of prizes and free membership giveaways, and some fun and games. 

Join us for a fun gathering of like minded green environmental type people, meet some new ones, and catch up with some old friends.  There will be lots of random giveaways, rest assured, and some new Dallas Sierra Memberships to be distributed as well.  Please join us for a fun morning and lunch time gathering, bring your kids, dogs, ferrets, and whatever you consider your good friends, furry or feathered. 

Thanks and see you there.  Yes, we need volunteers, contact Ginger if you want to help.  Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 2 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 8 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

The Earth on fireClimate Change, Health, and Social Justice: Humanity at the Crossroads  This presentation looks at climate change through the lens of the intersectionality of health and social justice.  Full details are on our home page now.  Everyone is invited. 

Day Hike IconOct 12 (Sat) Canyon Ridge Trail, Ft. Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Join me for a hike on Canyon Ridge trail. We'll start at the north trailhead and go south for about 3 1/4 miles. The trail offers many rocky short climbs and descents. Once on the ridge top we will pass old CCC structures such as "Lone Point" and "Rest A While". Also along the ridge are scenic views of Lake Worth and the hundreds of water lilies along the shores of Lake Worth. We will then go down the "staircase" and wind our way through a shady wooded area. Once at the bottom we'll cross a parking area and onto Greer Island. Here we will have lunch at the old Greer Pavilion. Around Greer Island are great examples of large water lilies, button bushes and willow trees. The Audubon society has a trail to walk around the island for bird watching. Great egrets and herons can usually be seen along the waters edge. There is a good story about local conservationist, Margaret Parker, who got the Ft. Worth community organized and lobbied to keep Greer Island unspoiled. After lunch we will go north on the canyon ridge trail and back to the cars. The outing will end once we are back to the cars but for those interested we will go over to the Hardwicke visitor center. On our way out of the refuge we will pass "Bison Range" and maybe spot a bison or two if we are lucky.

We will meet at 9:45 and be back to the cars by 4:00ish. The hike will be 6 1/2 to 7 miles. Expect a comfortable pace of around 2 mph so we can enjoy the day and make new friends. Wear hiking shoes and bring appropriate day hiking gear. Bring a lunch and at least 2 liters of water (there will be no water sources once on the trail). A hat and sunscreen are advised. There are bathrooms at the nature center and a port-a-john near Greer Island. Limit 10 people. Well behaved dogs are welcome if on a leash (remember there are numerous rocky climbs and descents). $5 per adult $3 per child.  Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Jim Binnings Send Email 205-746-3266

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconOct 16 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting?

The Outings Committee generally meets on third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. to plan outings. We'll confirm whether an October meeting is needed right after the September 18 meeting. Anyone interested in outings is encouraged to attend and participate. Come upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Car Camp IconOct 18-20 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State ParkCelebrate fall by joining us for a weekend of fun in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have the large group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse (flush toilets and hot showers!) and dining hall with kitchen. We'll offer various Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra Club leaders or explore on your own. The park offers additional activities, including paddling (rentals available), horseback riding and more. Saturday night catered dinner option if you don't feel like cooking! This weekend is for singles, couples, families, friends and all ages, EVERYONE. Details and reservation are in this PDF document. Don't delay! This trip fills up fast. Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 6 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 12 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Polar BearDan Leffel will present photography from three diverse areas of the world: Mount Assiniboine, China, and Svalbard Island.   Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconNov 20 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

This third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. is the tentative date for an Outings Committee meeting, subject to confirmation in October. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Tentative location: Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Reply to Mark to suggest an agenda item.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconDec 4 (Wed) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club and meets upstairs at Whole Foods Market, southeast corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas at 6:30 pm. Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconDec 10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

The City of Dallas will discuss their soon-to-be-finalized Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Bus Trip IconFeb 5-9 (Wed-Sun) Big Bend National Park Bus Trip

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Trip details and registration forms for the Dallas Sierra Club's annual bus trip to Big Bend National Park are online NOW. Depart Dallas at 9:00 PM Wednesday, February 5, return Sunday by 11:59 PM. We have options to day hike from a base camp, backpack or do both 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 on this PDF document for full information. Participation in each itineray option is limited. Early registrants get priority of preference for trip options.  Bus trip leader: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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