Helen Bush, long time Dallas Sierra Club member, Executive
Committee member and Club Secretary passed away on Sunday,
April 21st. Her passing was sudden and unexpected. Helen's
commitment to the environment and to the Dallas Sierra Club
was unwavering and she will be sorely missed.
Helen was born on January 19th, 1946 to William Jasper and
Mary Lillian McClure in Washington, D.C. She spent her
childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee and Indianapolis, Indiana.
She graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis
and attended Indiana University. She settled in Dallas, Texas
in 1973 and worked for many years at Southern Methodist
University and was a substitute teacher in the Dallas and
Richardson School District. She was proud to have obtained a
Bachelor of Arts in History from Southern Methodist University
in 2008 at the age of sixty-two. In addition to enjoying
spending time at her church, Helen was an avid crusader for
environmental causes, served as secretary of the Dallas Sierra
Club and was certified as a Master Naturalist.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law Matt Bush and
Anne Bush; her son Benjamin Bor, her sister Mary H. Kendrick,
her brother William McClure and her grandchildren; Jackson,
Ashley, and Andrew Bush.
Donations in remembrance may be made to the Dallas Sierra Club
or Highland Park United Methodist Church.
General Meeting Program - Tuesday,
May 14, 7:00 pm -
Refreshments at 6:30
Yellowstone – More Precious than Gold!
Yellowstone author, tour guide, backcountry expert, and park
defender Tom Carter, for a deep dive into the world’s first
national park – from the Yellowstone Supervolcano and the 1988
fires to the current environmental threats and opportunities
that face the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
The lively two-part PowerPoint presentation and interactive
discussion using websites, maps and APPS, seeks to enable
participants to: (1) plan your own Yellowstone adventure; and
(2) defend this unique and wondrous place for generations to
City Council Runoff Election
David Griggs, Chair of the Dallas Sierra Club's Political
Committee will give an update on the important Dallas City
Council runoff election.
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. The meeting takes place
at Brookhaven College. Click over to our
General Meeting page for more information and a map.
Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Environmental Awards
The Dallas Sierra Club is proud to announce that three of the
Lone Star Chapter’s Environmental Award winners are from
Dallas. Please join us in congratulating these deserving
winners. Here are the award winners:
Dallas Sierra Club Outreach Speakers Program - Speakers for
The Dallas Sierra Club has started a Outreach Speakers Program
to provide outdoor and environmental education in the form of
entertaining and informative presentations. To find out how
the Dallas Sierra Club can provide a speaker for your group,
please follow this link.
Videos of Our General Meetings
We have started posting videos of selected General Meetings
on YouTube. Visit our General
Meeting Page to find links.
Limerick of the Month
I'm amazed by the trees that I saw.
They're magnificent; down drops my jaw.
It is hard to convey
How I feel; there's no way.
I'm entranced . . . overwhelmed . . . I'm in awe.
By Kirk Miller
If you would like to submit an environmental limerick for our
Limerick of the Month feature, send it to
14 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting
Tom Carter tells about visiting Yellowstone National Park, and
David Griggs talks about the runoff election. Everyone is
invited. Full details will be on our home page soon.
15 (Wed) NO Outings Committee Meeting this month
There will not be an Outings Committee meeting this month.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 19, at Whole Foods.
Organizer: Bill Greer Send
19-21 (Sun-Tue) Exploratory backpack trip in White Mountains
Wilderness, New Mexico
For many years our Memorial Day bus trip alternated between
White Mountains Wilderness, near Ruidoso, and Bandelier
National Monument, near Los
Alamos. Then wildfire devastated both, and it’s been
years since we’ve been back. But fire is a natural part
of forest ecosystems and they do recover. It’s time to
go back and see what the new White Mountains are like!
We’ll meet Sunday morning, check out trailheads, and spend two
nights in the back country to see how trails have recovered.
Wednesday we'll check out some other BLM and historic sites in
the area. It’s a scouting trip so expect plans to be
fluid! Much of our backpack trip will be on the Crest
Trail, which features some of the best views to be found
anywhere. Leader: Mark Stein Send
21 (Tue) Climate Change Walk
6-8 PM. A two-mile narrated tour of downtown describing what
has changed and what we expect to change in Dallas because of
the climate. Reserve your spot in the hike here.
Leader: Chris Guldi Send
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 while hiking
or camping. 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is invited. Full details will be on our home
19 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting
The Outings Committee meets on most third Wednesdays at 6:30
p.m. to plan outings and events. Anyone interested in outings
is welcome to attend and participate. Come upstairs at
Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest
Lane, Dallas. Reply to Bill to be added to the advance agenda
email list or to suggest an agenda item. Organizer: Mark
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late-breaking news or events), keeps
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