General Meeting -
July 10, 7:00 pm - Refreshments at 6:30 - Everyone
Bees Dr. Larry Legg will explain variations between native bees and
honey bees; for example, native bees are better pollinators
and don't sting. Bee-lieve me, you will want to bee there for
what should bee an un-bee-table presentation . . . everything
it's cracked up to bee. If you bee-hive yourself, there is no
admission charge; it is a free bee. So bee there or bee
square. Larry is a Biology Professor, Master Gardener, Master
Naturalist, Master Wellness Volunteer, and a Conflict
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.
Labor Day Bus Trip to the Weminuche Wilderness in Colorado,
August 30 - September 4
the Texas heat this Labor Day weekend and join us for our trip
to the cool Colorado mountains of the Weminuche Wilderness.
This trip has mountains, lakes, streams, and valleys. Trips
will range from moderate backpacking to strenuous long hikes.
The Weminuche Wilderness offers great diversity and all the
miles you want to hike. It is a hidden jewel and one of our
most popular trips. Complete trip information and
sign-up details is available here.
We have not been to the Weminuche in 6 years, so sign up soon.
This trip will fill up fast.
Future Programs You Won't Want to Miss
August 14 - Animals - Live!
The wide variety of live animals in this family friendly
presentation will be engaging, educational entertainment for
children and adults alike. See and learn about unusual
structural and behavioral adaptations that make it possible
for some of our more interesting critters to survive.
September 11 - Fall Elections
Hear about the Sierra Club's campaign to help elect political
leaders friendly to the environment.
Limerick of the Month
I like breezes and think they're okay.
When they're brisk, they make tree branches sway.
The strongest ones are
My favorite by far.
I love wind; it just blows me away.
By Kirk Miller, Dallas Sierra Club program chair and national
If you would like to submit an environmental limerick for our
Limerick of the Month feature, send it to
7 (Sat) Reinventing Power Watch Party
At 2:00 pm downtown at Goodwork (1808 S Good Latimer Expy,
Dallas, TX 75226), see "Reinventing Power: America's Renewable
Energy Boom." Supporting a clean energy future means building
a better, more prosperous future for everyone. Over the film's
50 minutes, you'll meet people in eight states whose lives
were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring
various aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation
to installation. Contact Misti Oquinn at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting
Legg will talk about bees.
Everyone is invited. Full details are on our home
10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee (or Excom) is the elected governing
body of the Dallas Sierra Club. THIS MONTH ONLY, we will
meet at 5:30 p.m. (just prior to our general meeting) at
Brookhaven College at 3939 Valley View Lane, just north of LBJ
Freeway (IH-635) in the city of Farmers Branch, between Marsh
and Midway roads, in Building H, the Brookhaven College
Geotechnology Institute building. Contact the Dallas
Group Chair for more information.
14 (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 For 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. This event
is conducted by For the Love of the Lake. Contact: Carol
18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting
This third Wednesday of a month at 6:30 is time for our
monthly gathering to plan outings. Come upstairs at
Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest
Lane, Dallas. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to
attend and participate. Reply to Mark to be added to the
advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.
Organizer: Mark Stein Send
21 (Sat) Sandbranch Clean Up Days Service Opportunity
Have time to volunteer? Join in lot clean up every third
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon on these dates: May 19, June 16,
July 21, and August 18. Complete the volunteer
release form here BEFORE
you come. Volunteers meet at the Sandbranch
Community Center; come dressed to work in long pants, long
sleeved shirts, gloves, closed toe shoes, and hats. Call Chris
Guldi 972 239-5878 or email email@example.com if you wish to
21 (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. In June, July and August, we'll start
at 8:00 AM, working until about 11:00. 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 Ginger. Trail maintenance events are conducted
by Audubon Dallas. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send
23-27 (Mon-Fri) Holy Cross Wilderness Area, Central Colorado
Arrange to carpool or drive to a group campsite reserved for
us near Leadville on Sunday night, July 22. (You may also camp
there on July 21). One group will hike 28 miles in five days
on the Fall Creek Trail to the ghost town of Holy Cross
City, over Fancy Pass and then down via the Cross Creek Trail.
Another group, starting at another trailhead, will hike a
similar distance to Holy Cross City, Fancy Pass, the Missouri
Lakes and Lonesome Lake. Trailheads are west of U.S Highway 24
between Leadville and Minturn. PARTICIPATION IN THIS OUTING
HAS REACHED CAPACITY. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send
28 (Sat) Community Nature Expo
Join us 1:00-4:00 at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515
Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201, for the second annual Nature
Expo, a gathering of community organizations and others
interested in facets of the natural world that is all around
us. There will be informational tables, exhibits of live
animals, and more. For more information see dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/pond-community-nature-expo
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