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Conservation IconJun 30 (Sun) Sierra Club National Political Team "Listening Session"

The National Political Team, a committee of Sierra Club volunteers and staff, will hold a “listening session” on Sunday, June 30th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Communications Workers of America Hall at 1408 N. Washington Ave., Dallas 75204. The national committee believes for the first time in recent memory that Texas could be a swing state next year in the federal elections. This meeting will provide a chance for Dallas Sierrans to impact the 2020 national political process by providing input to decision makers and planners. Your opinions are being solicited now to help mold the selection process for the National Board’s endorsement of the 2020 presidential and congressional candidates and to help the national team decide which states to send their staff organizers and financial resources.  

The meeting will also provide a chance for Dallas Sierrans to learn more about the Sierra Club election program for next year at both the state and national levels. Plan to attend this important and informative meeting to get involved early and let our National Political Team know how interested and engaged our local members are about Texas.   Next year could be a historic year politically for the environment, and you can be a part of the effort.

Your RSVP will be appreciated so that we can plan for room space and refreshments. Coordinator: David Griggs Send Email

Bicycle IconJul 6 (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 AM. 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 18 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 cancelation or other changes.   Leader: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224

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

Paul Quinn College will join Dallas Sierra Club to discuss their new environmental justice course and their existing environmental efforts. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 9 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing body of the Dallas Sierra Club.  Our July meeting ONLY will be held at 5:30 p.m. just before our July general meeting at Brookhaven College.  Contact the Dallas Group Chair for more information.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 17 (Wed) No July Outings Committee Meeting

It's summer. Details of the Labor Day bus trip to the Pecos Wilderness are set and reservations are being accepted. The Beavers Bend outing is set for mid-October. The itinerary for the Big Bend National Park bus trip (Feb. 5-9) is set. We're skipping a July Outings Committee meeting.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Backpack IconJul 21-26 (Sun-Fri) Backpack in Colorado

(replace this text with a short description of the image)This year's July destination for mountain backpacking is the Uncompahgre Wilderness, southwest of Gunnison. The area's been called the "Switzerland of America." We'll hike a loop using trails by the East Fork and Middle Fork of the Cimarron River. One party will hike 18 miles in four days, including a 12,600' saddle separating the two drainage basins. Two other parties will hike the same trails plus a day hike to 14,301' Uncompahgre Peak, 29 miles in five days. This outing is strenuous due to the high altitude. Participants should have a previous multi-day backpacking experience. The outing is at capacity and closed to additional participants who have not spoken with the coordinator. Trip rated: Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-789-4596

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Community Event IconJul 27 (Sat) COMMUNITY NATURE EXPO

Join us 1:00-4:00 at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201, for the second annual Nature Expo, a gathering of community organizations and others interested in facets of the natural world that is all around us. There will be informational tables, exhibits of live animals, and more. For more information see Critterman and his animals - Live!  The live animals in this family friendly presentation will be engaging entertainment for children and adults alike.  Full details are on our home page now. Everyone is invited.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 21 (Wed) No August Outings Committee Meeting

It's still summer. With plans for great outings in place for late August, October and February, we'll wait for September to convene an Outings Committee meeting. Enjoy the summer heat in Texas. Better still, enjoy the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the high Pecos Wilderness this Labor Day weekend with the Dallas Sierra Club!  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Bus Trip IconAug 29-Sep 3 (Thu-Tue) Pecos Wilderness Bus Trip

(replace this text with a short description of the image)End your summer with a bus trip to one of the Dallas Sierra Club's favorite backpacking destinations - the Pecos Wilderness in New Mexico. High in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, between Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Taos, the Pecos River flows fast and clear. Conifer and aspen forests and mountain meadows cover the land below alpine tundra at tree line. Elk, mountain sheep, black bears and marmots forage at high elevations in late summer. 

We have four great hikes that should satisfy any of your late summer backpacking cravings.

Our chartered bus fills up quickly, so don't delay. Send in your registration today!

For complete details, including information on the hikes offered, trip cost and what you need to do to sign up, download this PDF document.  Coordinator: Steve Fleischman Send Email 972-689-7317

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

The Living Waters of Texas.  Charles Kruvand will present a slideshow on his new book: Riverwoods: Exploring the Wild Neches.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconSep 18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

At 6:30 on Wednesday, September 18 the Outings Committee will meet for the first time since June. We'll review what went well and where we could improve the Labor Day weekend outing to the Pecos Wilderness. We'll prep for the October outing to Beavers Bend, resolve lingering items about the Big Bend National Park trip that require attention and brainstorm ideas for big outings in 2020. Tentative location: Whole Foods Market, Preston at Forest, Dallas, upstairs in Community Rooms 1 and 2. Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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. 

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 information will be posted here in August.   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

Dan Leffel, photographer extraordinaire, will cover some of his latest photography trips.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

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, 2020

Big Bend National Park - Santa Elena CanyonSave these dates for the Dallas Sierra Club's annual bus trip to Big Bend National Park. Depart Dallas at 9:00 PM Wednesday, February 5, return Sunday by 11:59 PM. There will be options for both backpacking and day hiking from a base camp. Featured destinations are the Chisos Mountains, Rio Grande Hot Spring, the Blue Creek Trail, a night in Mule Ears Wash, The Chimneys, Tule Spring and Burro Spring. Details will be posted in October.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

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