Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club
Dallas Sierra Club Holiday Party - Sunday, December 15
OK, we know that it still feels like summer, but cooler weather and the holidays are just around the corner. It is time to start getting those special events on your calendar. Our Holiday Party is an event you don't want to miss.
Our annual Holiday Party will be held at El Fenix Restaurant at 255 Casa Linda Plaza. We'll party on Sunday, December 15 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Here is a Google map.
Club members and guests will share the holiday spirit, some great Mexican food, and the company of others at this annual event. Join us for some camaraderie, raffle prizes, and perhaps some surprise speakers, you never know. We'll celebrate some of our outstanding volunteers and have plenty of time to mingle. There's bound to be talk about issues of the day -- air, water, fracking, coal, the election, whatever strikes your green fancy. The entire menu will be available so you can order whatever you want to eat or drink, including liquid spirits. We'll provide a free round of margaritas (or the beverage of your choice). Support the Club by getting a 2020 Sierra Club Calendar or Planner (at a special price of only $12)!. Invite your family and friends. So, come on out for a great party, low price, no clean up, and lots of like minded people. What could be better? See you there, and bring your appetite. Happy Holidays!!
General Meeting Program - Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30
Join the Dallas Sierra Club as we welcome Marcus Russell, president of Commissary Is Very Necessary (CIVN), to discuss their group's expanding work in combating environmental and social injustice in South Dallas County/South East Oak Cliff; CIVN’s recent collaboration with Climate Reality Project DFW Dallas Ecological Devastation Tour; and their partnership with local activist, Olinka Green.
Mr. Russell will bring his practical knowledge and enumerate the specific issues facing his community, including:
- Creating environmental activism in neighborhoods of poverty
- Managing big businesses impact on environmental injustice
- Ending local "food deserts" by creating community gardens
Everyone is welcome. FREE! You don't have to be a Sierra Club member. Just show up. We'd love to meet you.
Our General Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but come at 6:30 for snacks, information and fellowship. Click over to our General Meeting page for more information and a map.
Backpacking 101 Class - Saturday, February 15
Want to be adventuresome and explore amazing backcountry areas? Come to this popular, interactive class designed for never-ever backpackers and people who want to refresh backpacking knowledge and skills. Dallas Sierra Club trip leaders with decades of backpacking experiences will present a comprehensive overview of backpacking topics, including packs, boots, tents, sleeping bags, food and cooking, clothes, wilderness ethics, sanitation and more. We'll include tips we wish someone had told us sooner to make backpacking more comfortable and less expensive.
Place: Community Room, Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Rd, Dallas (Midway Rd, a couple of blocks north of Royal Ln. - here is a Google map)
Time: Saturday, February 15. The class begins at 10:00 AM and lasts until about 4:00 PM, with a break for lunch. Please arrive early to sign in and get settled.
Price: $40, which includes a light lunch of backpacking food and handouts. Online pre-registration using a credit card is encouraged and appreciated (click here) or pay by cash or check at the door.
If you already have some gear and questions about using, packing or replacing it, bring it with you and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for Your Group
The Dallas Sierra Club provides outdoor/environmental education in the form of entertaining and informative presentations by Dallas Sierra Club members
Videos of Our General Meetings
We have posted videos of our General Meetings on YouTube. Visit our General Meeting Page to find links the videos.
For a complete list of scheduled outings and outdoor service events, click here.
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Share Your Ride
We are making car pooling and using public transportation a little easier for our regular events. See our new Share Your Ride page.