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

Instead of our usual meeting place this committee meeting will be at 6:30pm at the home of Bill Greer, 3607 Pebble Beach Drive, Farmers Branch.  It's just north of the intersection of Marsh and Spring Valley.  Go east on Pebble Beach and it's the 6th house on the right (north) side.  In addition to settling on future meeting places we'll map out 2019 outings, particularly our traditional Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day trips.  Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate.  Warning: you'll share the meeting place with 2 cats although you probably will not see them.

We always welcome anyone interested in outings but are really happy to see those interested in leading outings!  Come let us know of your interest.  Don't feel like you have to be a super hiker to lead.  Our greatest need is for easier outings that give time to sniff the flowers and maybe snap a picture or two.

  Organizer: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

Bus Trip IconFeb 27-Mar 4 (Wed-Mon) Annual Big Bend National Park Bus Trip

Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National ParkA description of the 2019 Big Bend trip is online. To read all about the trip, including new hike options, go to this PDF. 

The trip is full, but you may inquire about the waitlist. 

Our chartered bus leaves Dallas Wednesday night, February 27 and will return before sunrise on Monday, March 4. Coordinator: Ande Johnston Send Email 214-914-3590

Announcement IconFeb 28 (Thu) Clean Eco Meetup

Picasso's Pizza, on Inwood north of Forest, 6:30 pm.

Share environmental news and enjoy food with Dallas area activists.

Day Hike IconMar 2 (Sat) Day hike in Dallas' Great Trinity Forest

Piedmont Ridge Trailhead SignHike about 4 miles in southeast Dallas' Great Trinity Forest.  We will hike the Piedmont Ridge Trail from its trailhead by Gateway Park, continue south to Devon Anderson Park on Eastcliff, and then back north to the Piedmont Ridge Trail trailhead.  This is an easy-moderate hike on natural surface trails.  Afterward is an optional short hike to the Scyene Overlook.  If it rained recently, the trail could be muddy.  Beware of poison ivy!  Bring water and a snack.  No dogs allowed.  Just show up.  No sign-up needed. Trip rated: Easy. Contact: Kirk Miller Send Email 512-992-8181

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 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.

Backpack IconMar 16-17 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip In Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is about 70 miles west of Fort Worth in a hilly Cross Timbers area known as the Palo Pinto Mountains.  The 4,000 acre park was acquired by Texas Parks and Wildlife in 2011 and it is expected to become one of the most popular parks in Texas.  But the Texas Legislature has never funded development and the park is not yet open to the public.  This has left the former ranch land about as close to wilderness as you’ll find 2 hours from Dallas!  The Dallas Sierra Club has special permission for a beginner backpack trip in this park-to-be.  It’s likely we’ll be the only people in the park.

Several places on this trip will be reserved for those who attend our spring Beginner Backpack Class.

  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMar 19 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

NOTE: This is the THIRD Tuesday in March because Brookhaven College is closed for Spring Break on the second Tuesday. Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page.

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

An Outings Committee meeting is tentatively set for this third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Come upstairs to the meeting rooms. Anyone interested in outings is welcome.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconApr 3 (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.

Social Gathering IconApr 6 (Sat) Dallas Sierra Club Picnic at Churchill Park, 10 AM to 1 PM

Bring your friends, families, dogs, cats and whomever else you love to hang out with to a twice-annual picnic at Churchill Park, 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas, from 10 AM to 1 PM. New, recent and prospective members are especially invited. There will be lots of food, veggie burgers, drinks, hot doggies, and chips and dips and salads.  We will have some games, some water-balloons and a variety of giveaways; gift cards, backpacks, Sierra club memberships, and random stuff from my collection of never ending goodies! Here is a Google map. Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

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

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Announcement IconApr 13 (Sat) Electronics Recycling and Documents Shredding

Recycle Electronics IconFREE Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 13, Richardson Square - Most electronics will be accepted.  For details, click here.  You do NOT have to be a Richardson resident to participate.
 

 

Backpack IconApr 13-14 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite Arkansas backpacking trips. We’ll backpack about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek in Caney Creek Wilderness, cross the creek a few times, and climb some small hills. We'll set up camp near a waterfall then do a short optional day hike as time and energy permit.  For many of us this was our first Wilderness hike and it's still one of our favorites. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Announcement IconApr 22 (Mon) Earth Day

Today is Earth Day

Car Camp IconApr 26-28 (Fri-Sun) Colorado Bend State Park Group Campout

Gorman FallsTent campers of all ages and abilities will enjoy this weekend adventure at one of Texas' most scenic state parks. The park is a four-hour drive through the hill country from Dallas to near Bend, Texas, west of Lampassas.  We've reserved the large group campsite by the Colorado River for tent camping on Friday and Saturday nights. Pack your tent, camp chair, hiking shoes, bike, kayak, guitar, telescope or croquet set--this park is great for adventure or just relaxing. Everyone will have plenty of time to explore the unique park highlights, including Gorman Falls (pictured at right plunging 65 feet over fern-covered travertine). Spicewood Springs is another attraction, suitable for April soaking in clear water. Details, cost and reservation forms (required) are in this PDF. Sorry, no RVs or pets.  Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconMay 1 (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 IconMay 14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

Class IconJun 2 (Sun) Basic First Aid and CPR class

The Dallas Sierra Club has arranged a Basic First Aid/CPR class on this date from 1:30 until approximately 5:00, with emphasis on first aid situations experienced in hiking and camping situations. The class is recommended for outings leaders who need to gain or maintain first aid or CPR certification. This class is not required for leaders who have completed a Wilderness First Aid class within two years. The class fee is $70. The Dallas Sierra Club will reimburse the entire fee for its leaders upon leading a hike or other outing within six months. Call for location information.  Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 5 (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 IconJun 11 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

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

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. 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.

Backpack IconJul 22-26 (Mon-Fri) Backpacking in Colorado

Save this week for the Colorado July backpacking adventure! This has become a popular annual event for Dallas Sierra Club backpackers with multi-day experience, preferably at altitude above 10,000 feet, but not necessarily with the Sierra Club. We're still working to select this year's trails set, carefully looking at the Uncompahgre and La Garita Wilderness Areas between Lake City and Gunnison. Transportation for this outing is by personal cars or carpools. We charge no fee for this one, but participants pay their own trip expenses. Although the outing begins and ends at the trailheads, allow two days on the adjoining weekends for travel. Some participants will plan trip extension before or after the hike. We're not ready to accept reservations for this outing, just serving early notice of the dates. More information will be published here when available.  Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-789-4596

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconAug 7 (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 IconAug 13 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

Speakers not booked yet. If you have ideas for a Sierra Club General Meeting speaker, or would like to help plan General Meeting speakers, please contact programs@dallassierraclub.org. Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.

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