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Community Event IconFeb 18 (Tue) Protest Insurance of Polluting Industries

Liberty Mutual Demonstration on Feb 18 9:30AM:

Finally, we're looking to recruit people to a public demonstration at the Liberty Mutual Insurance building in Plano, TX on February 18 at 9:30 AM. One of the company's subsidiaries, called Liberty County Mutual, is holding their Annual Meeting of Members at the building at 10 AM.

We are working to highlight the fact that Liberty Mutual Insurance and their companies are insuring and investing in fossil fuel projects that are fueling climate change! They have over $9 billion tied up in fossil fuel investments from fracking, coal, and other dirty fuels.

Texas Campaign for the Environment staff and allies will hold a demonstration outside the company building just before their annual meeting to get the attention of employees and the media. We are encouraging Liberty Mutual policyholders who have invitations to the meeting to raise questions and concerns inside the building. We will have several Statue of Liberty costumes, signs, and a large banner for demonstrators. Anyone interested in joining should RSVP with Corey Troiani corey@texasenvironment.org and let us know how you want to help! (Be sure and let us know if you received an official invite to the meeting or you have an insurance policy with Liberty Mutual)

Liberty Mutual Insurance

7900 Windrose Ave

Plano, TX 75024

(Street corner of Headquarters Dr and Windrose Ave)

February 18, 9:30AM-10:45AM Trip rated: . Organizer: Corey Troiani Send Email

Day Hike IconFeb 29 (Sat) Suburban Walk: Oak Point and Bob Woodruff Parks, Plano city parks.

Join me for a late winter walk between Oak Point and Bob Woodruff Parks in Plano. We will walk on both the natural surface trails and the paved paths. Who knows what we will see on a winters morning? Our destination is the old burr oak tree which was recognized by the Arboriculture Society as being alive at the time the U.S. Constitution was signed. The walk will be between 6.5 and 8 miles. We will start at 8:00 am and be back to the cars no later than 2:00 pm. Dress for the weather (layers), bring a liter of water, and a snack. There are bathrooms at both the beginning and at the turnaround points of the walk. Limit 10 people.    Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Jim Binnings Send Email 205-746-3266

Community Event IconMar 2 (Mon) Zero Waste Home Sustainability Fair

5:00-8:00pm at Northaven UMC,11211 Preston Road, Dallas, hear author and activist Bea Johnson and learn how to cut your waste to ZERO. Trip rated: . Organizer: Amy Zamora Send Email

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

MockingbirdThis program is for the birds!  Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.

Meeting IconMar 11 (Wed) Outings Committee meeting

The Outings Committee meets tonight. Note that this meeting is on a second Wednesday, not the usual third Wednesday. Agenda items include debriefing from the Big Bend trip, preparation for the Bandelier bus trip in May, outings near home in late March through May, organization of prospective summer trips and more. The meeting place is TBD and will be announced here soon. Outings leaders and people considering becoming outings leaders are encouraged to attend and participate. We're in serious need of additional outings leaders and will provide training, but we need to know your interest early so we can schedule training sessions. If you've been on one or two Dallas Sierra Club outings and enjoyed them, you're probably well on your way to becoming an outings leader!  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Announcement IconMar 27-Apr 3 (Fri-Fri) Bardwell Lake Bio Blitz

Love the outdoors?  Love to look at animals or plants?  We NEED you!

Sign up for the First Annual Bio Blitz at Bardwell Lake

Location: 4000 Observation Dr.  Ennis TX

Bardwell Lake is looking for anyone who is willing to spend some time at the lake and help identify birds, plants, animals, flowers, reptiles or anything else in nature!

You don't need any special training, just show up. We will be collecting data from around the Lake and asking volunteers to use iNaturalist, a cell phone/tablet app that allows the observer to take a photo of whatever they see, collect the GPS coordinates, and gather any other info you wish to add. 
There will be small group training sessions on how to use iNaturalist and help to get started.  This is a great opportunity to become and "citizen scientist" and help collect vital information about the flora and fauna around Bardwell Lake.

If you are interested please contact Stephanie Hebert (Ranger at Bardwell Lake) or Ginger Bradley for more information. Organizers: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902 and Stephanie Hebert Send Email 469-771-7155

Day Hike IconMar 28 (Sat) Cedar Ridge Preserve , Dallas Texas

Join me for a 5-mile walk at Cedar Ridge Preserve in southwest Dallas. We will link several trails together for a good morning walk with a lot of ups and downs. If we are lucky, we will see the trout lilies blooming. During a break at Cattail Pond I will do a water test and we will talk about factors affecting water quality in natural settings. Dress for the weather (layers), wear good walking shoes and bring a liter of water and a snack. $3 per person. Limit 10 people.                            Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Jim Binnings Send Email 205-746-3266

Social Gathering IconApr 11 (Sat) New Member Picnic - But Everyone is Invited!

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2020.  From 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. 
Where: Churchill Park in Dallas; 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas TX (Google map)
hotdogWhat:  We will have something for everyone; food, drinks, games, good conversation, T shirts and bandannas, and all kinds of giveaways.  There will be lots of vegetarian fare, even a catered lunch of veggie foods, and lots of variety of drinks and desserts and everything you can think of, all FREE!  Please join us and hear about how great the Dallas Sierra Club is and all the wonderful activities we are involved in; especially conservation and political activism and hiking of course. Bring your own cup and plate and fork-spoon please. Don't miss it, it's gonna be a gorgeous day!  See you there. Contact Ginger at 469-223-7902 to get more info, volunteer or bring something. It's all good. This is for anyone and everyone, open to the public! FREE.   Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic has not been determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

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

Topic has not been determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Bus Trip IconMay 21-25 (Thu-Mon) Bus trip to Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

(kiva at Bandelier)The dates are firm, the chartered bus deposit is made and most of our campsites are reserved. The trip departs Thursday night and returns Monday night, Memorial Day. For most of us that means three days of adventure and three nights of camping, using just  one vacation day! This will be our first return to Bandelier since 2013. See how this park has recovered from fire and floods. Trip details will appear online and registration will open later in February, as soon as we have confirmation from a sufficient number of outings leaders.  Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic has not been determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Topic has not been determined.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Car Camp IconOct 16-18 (Fri-Sun) FALL WEEKEND at BEAVERS BEND STATE PARK

Beavers Bend State ParkMark your calendar now and save the date! All are invited to celebrate fall by joining us for a weekend of fun in scenic southeastern Oklahoma near Broken Bow. 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 you may explore on your own. The park offers birding, paddling (rentals available), horseback riding and more. Saturday night catered dinner option if you don't feel like cooking, and Saturday night fun! This weekend is for singles, couples, families, friends and all ages, EVERYONE. Details and reservation information will be posted here in July.   Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-207-4997

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