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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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Bus Trip IconMay 26-29 (Fri-Mon) Texas Hill Country Explorapalooza

LBJ RanchJoin an exploration of the Texas Hill Country this Memorial Day weekend! Destinations include the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Longhorn Caverns, Inks Lake, the LBJ Ranch, Luckenbach, Balcones Canyon National Wildlife Refuge, a great museum or winery in Fredericksburg, the Waco Mammoth National Monument and more. Sleep in a tent or cabins at Inks Lake State Park or a motel in nearby Burnet. Leave transportation to us--we’ll ride in a comfortable bus. Complete trip details, including cost and how to register are in this PDF.  Register by May 3 for a discounted price.  Bus trip leader: Annie Wilson Send Email 682-232-4980

Canoe IconJun 3-4 (Sat-Sun) Canoe or Kayak on the Brazos River

The trip officially starts at the put-in point just below the Possum Kingdom Dam along Highway 16. We'll meet in the Rochelle’s Canoe Rental parking lot at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, June 3. (Contact trip leader Terry Sullivan for a map with directions.) After renting canoes or kayaks we will meet up at the put-in point for the start of the trip. The trip is two days on the river and about 20 river miles long. We’ll camp one night on a sandbar island at about two thirds of our distance down the river. Bring water, food, camping gear and raingear. We will paddle through some of Texas' most beautiful country, with high, craggy cliffs, soaring birds and cattle crossing the river. Named by the Spanish, “Brazos de Dios,” meaning "Arms of God," this river has beauty not available to most people. Reservations for the outing are imperative and require contacting Terry for instructions and acceptance, preferably by the second week of May. Leader: Terry Sullivan Send Email 214-533-9899

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 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.

Service Outing IconJun 10 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJun 13 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Frugal Gardening - Fran Powell will share imaginative tips on how to re-use and re-purpose items in your garden for free. - Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

Service Outing IconJun 17 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon.  The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.  For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link.   If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Meeting IconJun 21 (Wed) No Outings Committee meeting tonight

There's no Outings Committee meeting tonight. Our next meeting is on the usual third Wednesday of a month. That's July 19. Contact: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Community Event IconJun 24 (Sat) Library Nature Expo

Start Time: 10:30 AM

End Time: 1:00 PM

Where: Dallas Central Library

Description: Join us for a gathering of community organizations interested in facets of the natural world. a href="http://dallaslibrary2.org/pond/">More...

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 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.

Service Outing IconJul 8 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Backpack IconJul 10-14 (Mon-Fri) Lost Park Loop Colorado

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Backpack a loop route of 28 miles in five days in the Tarryall Mountains, Lost Creek Wilderness Area, Pike National Forest. The Lost Park Trailhead is 20 miles east of US Highway 285, near Fairplay and 3.5 hours from the Denver Airport. Drive or carpool to and from the trailhead on the weekends before and after the hike or make this a fly/drive. Camps will be at elevations of 9,000' to 11,000'. This remote, forested loop of trails is characterized by granite knobs, a creek that disappears and resurfaces nine times and some great creekside campsites. Due to duration and altitude, backpacking experience is recommended. Express interest by phone or email to receive details and registration forms. The outing is limited to two parties of twelve, hiking in opposite directions. There's no fee for this outing--just personal expenses for getting to and from the trailhead. Registration and approval are required.   Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Dallas Sierra Club Meeting IconJul 11 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting

iNaturalist LogoCitizen science and iNaturalist - Record observations by taking a photo with a smart phone, share it with other naturalists, and discuss the findings. You could become a field biologist in your own backyard. Everyone is invited.  Full details are on our home page now.
 

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

The Creature Teacher will have live animals that are engaging entertainment for children and adults alike.  Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Class IconAug 12 (Sat) Backpacking 101 Class

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Learn essentials of backpacking--what it's like, what you need to bring and what you don't need. This class is for never-ever backpackers and also people who want to update backpacking gear or skills. 

Volunteers with decades of experience leading trips will present a comprehensive range of backpacking topics with candor--packs, tents, sleeping bags, food, what to wear, water treatment and lots more. They'll share tips to improve your comfort and keep gear affordable. Unlike stores that offer basic classes, we're not selling merchandise. 

This class will be especially helpful for new backpackers on the Labor Day trip to the Pecos Wilderness, the February trip to Big Bend National Park or other outings through spring 2018.  We'll schedule at least one fall outing with spaces reserved for people completing the August 12 class. 

Location: Whole Foods Market, Preston Road at Forest Lane, Dallas (map)

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Cost: $35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members. You can register and pay on-line here or you can show up and pay at the door if the class space remains available. Interested or have questions? Please contact the class coordinator.

  Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Service Outing IconAug 12 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Bus Trip IconAug 31-Sep 5 (Thu-Tue) Pecos Wilderness, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico

(replace this text with a short description of the image)This Labor Day weekend, we're traveling by sleeper bus to backpack in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Pecos Wilderness Area. From trailheads at Cowles and Jacks Creek, we'll hike in five groups of five to ten per group through fir and aspen forests to meadows above the tree line. Each group will enjoy four days of hiking and three nights of camping. The Pecos Wilderness is one of the very best, most memorable destinations in the southern Rockies. Our bus will leave Dallas Thursday night to arrive at trailheads Friday morning. We'll bring you home by 6 AM Tuesday. Complete trip information, including detailed trip descriptions, cost, and sign-up instructions are in this PDF file. This is the last scheduled bus trip of 2017.  Coordinator: Steve Fleischman Send Email 972-689-7317

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

Topic to be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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

Topic to be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

Car Camp IconOct 13-15 (Fri-Sun) Fall Weekend at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma - SAVE THE DATE!

Beavers Bend State ParkMake Friday the 13th special and join us for this relaxing weekend of fall beauty in scenic southeastern Oklahoma. We have an entire group compound reserved, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse (yes, hot showers!) and dining hall with kitchen. We'll offer Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra Club leaders, ranging from a one-mile nature trail to a 7-mile roller-coaster trail up, down and over the skyline ridges. The park offers additional activities, including paddling (rentals available), horseback riding and more. We also offer a Saturday night catered dinner option. This weekend is for singles, couples, families and friends -- a great event for all. Details and reservation information will be posted here in early August. Mark your calendar now! Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

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

Topic to be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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

Topic to be determined - Everyone is invited.  Full details will be on our home page soon.
 

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