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Welcome to the Dallas Group of the Sierra Club

GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Awards

GreenSourceDFW Award TrophyVoting is open for the 2018 GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Awards, which honor North Texas green businesses, nonprofits, professionals, and volunteers.  There are five categories:

  • Environment Reporting
  • Environmental Science and Innovation
  • Conservation Activist
  • Green Project or Program
  • Coke Buchanan Volunteer Of The Year

David Griggs, our Club's political chair, is nominated for Volunteer of the Year -- a very well deserved recognition.  You can vote every day until September 30.  Please add "vote for David" to your to-do list every day this month.

Here is a link to voting and for an explanation of the awards.

Wilderness Navigation Two Night Class - September 26 and 27 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Reading a mapSome walks in the woods are pretty easy, but journeys of all lengths can turn from amazing to catastrophic if you can't find your way. Learn the fundamentals of navigating your way in the wilderness in this fun and comprehensive two-night class. Among the subjects covered are: looking for and purchasing different type maps, how to read maps, how not to get lost, map use if you do get lost, different kinds of compasses and how to use your compass. There will be some discussion about GPS, but our main focus is learning how to use a map and compass so you're not trusting your navigation (and life) to something that takes batteries. If you have a compass, bring it. If not, we'll have extras you can use and will show you what to look for when you purchase your own.

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Sierra Club Picnic, Saturday, Sept. 29, Churchilll Park, Dallas

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Bring your friends, families, dogs, cats and whomever else you love to hang out at our twice-annual picnic at Churchill Park, 7025 Churchill Way, Dallas, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. New, recent and prospective members are especially invited. This time the picnic is pot luck. Come even if you have no pot or no luck. Here is a Google map to guide you.

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Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for Your Group

The Dallas Sierra Club has started a program is to provide outdoor/environmental education in the form of entertaining and informative presentations by Dallas Sierra Club members with expertise in the topics offered. These presentations range in length from 30 minutes to one hour and cover a variety of topics in the general categories of outdoor adventure, environmental education, and general ecology. These talks are appropriate for a wide range of audiences including youth groups, school classes, civic and social groups, nature and gardening clubs, church groups, etc. Any group interested in an available topic is welcome to contact us. To see available topics and to schedule your speaker, click here.

General Meeting Program - Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Fall Elections
Red white and blue button that says VOTE
Hear about the Sierra Club's 2018 Electoral Campaign to help elect political leaders friendly to the environment and learn how you can make a difference.  Competitive races will be analyzed, our endorsed candidates will be introduced, and volunteer political opportunities will be discussed.  David Griggs, Dallas Group Political Chair and Chair, Sierra Club Political Committee of Texas, will make the presentation.

The Environmental League
In 2017, the Environmental League was created to increase nature awareness and appreciation in urban youth, teach civic and organizational leadership skills to our youth, and educate our youth on environmental conservation, helping them to understand how they, both individually and as a group, can bring about change. The Environmental League Logo Two chapters were created (in Conrad and Hillcrest High Schools). They had 9 clean-up events and were responsible for over 2,864 hours of community volunteerism.  Jim Lord will talk about the Environmental League's goals and achievements, and how they are working to make it a self-sustaining organization.

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.

Fall Outing at Beavers Bend State Park - October 19 - 21

Beavers Bend State ParkCelebrate fall and join us for this relaxing event in the beautiful mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma. The weekend is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stages. Families, couples, singles, all are welcome. We have the group compound all to ourselves, complete with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, dining hall with kitchen, optional catered dinner and (drum roll please)... yes, even a bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets! 

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General Meeting Program - Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Logo of Liveable ArlingtonPicture of the Great Trinity ForestBen Sandifer will tell us about Dallas' Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood bottomland forest in the United States.  And Ranjana Bhandari will talk about Liveable Arlington, a grassroots organization advocating for a healthier city.  For more information about their talks, click read more below.

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.

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General Meeting Program - Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30

Photo of Laysan IslandWildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Journey to uninhabited Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge.  See the endemic wildlife, many of which are threatened or endangered, and learn about the threats and challenges that face the wildlife and the island.

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.

Videos of Our General Meetings

We have started posting videos of selected General Meetings on YouTube. Visit our General Meeting Page to find links. 

More Outings

Sierra Club HikersFor a complete list of scheduled outings and outdoor service events, click here.

Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter and Other Email Lists

Click here to subscribe online to our monthly email newsletter and to one or more of our more specific email lists (Conservation, Outings, Inner City Outings, Sierra Singles or our National email newsletters).

Share Your Ride

Join a car pool

We are making car pooling and using public transportation a little easier for our regular events. See our new Share Your Ride page.

What's Going On

Sep 26 Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 1

Sep 27 Wilderness Navigation Class--Part 2

Sep 29 Dallas Sierra Club Picnic at Churchill Park, 10 AM to 1 PM

Sep 30 Day Hike on Prairie Creek Trail, Richardson

Oct 3 Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting

Oct 6 Day Hike on Chisholm Trail, Plano

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