General Meeting Program - Tuesday,
August 13, 7:00 pm -
Refreshments at 6:30
and His Animals - Live!
The live animals in this family friendly presentation will be
engaging entertainment for children and adults alike.
Meet and learn about animals from around the world that can
make you squirm! We teach that these animals look the
way to survive, not to scare anyone.
Critterman (aka Dave Kleven) has been a professional wildlife
educator for more than 25 years. His mission is to clear up
misconceptions about, and to foster a healthy respect of and
responsibility for, all living creatures with which we share
the planet, and to get outside and explore it for yourself.
His animal care facility is home to over 50 non-releasable
animals who were orphaned, injured, surplus, or cast off by
previous owners. These animals now act as ambassadors for
their species. It is Dave's belief that if an animal is
capable of living in the wild, that is where it belongs.
Dave has appeared on various segments of The
Most Extreme series which airs on Discovery
Network's Animal Planet. He and several Animal Ambassadors
have made numerous appearances at events on Discovery
Network's behalf. He has had the good fortune to work with
Jack Hanna, Steve Irwin, Jim Fowler from Mutual of Omaha's
Wild Kingdom, Chris and Martin Kratt, and Jeff Corwin.
Besides his work as an educator, Dave is a member of American
Association of Zoos and Aquariums, American Zoo Keepers
Association, and sits on the education committee for the
Zoological Association of America. His two favorite outdoor
experiences have been visits to Palo Duro Canyon and
Yellowstone National Park.
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.
North Texas Giving Day - Give to the Dallas Sierra Club on
your calendar to donate to the Dallas Sierra Club on September
19, 2018 as part of North Texas Giving Day.
New Member Picnic! All Sierra Club Members welcome also.
September 29th, 2019. From 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Where: Churchill Park in Dallas; 7025
Churchill Way, Dallas TX What: Lots of food, vegan and vegetarian and
regular, lots of drinks, lots of prizes and free membership
giveaways, and some fun and games.
Join us for a fun gathering of people concerned about
protecting the local and planetary environment. There will be
lots of random giveaways, rest assured, and some new Dallas
Sierra Memberships to be distributed as well. Please join us
for a fun morning and lunchtime gathering. Bring your kids,
dogs, ferrets, and whomever you consider your good friends,
furry or feathered.
Thanks and see you there. Yes, we need volunteers, contact
Ginger Bradley if you want to help - phone: 469-223-7902,
or email: send
email by clicking here.
Fall Weekend in Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma, October
fall by joining us for a weekend of fun in scenic southeastern
Oklahoma. This is our most popular outing. We have the large group compound reserved, complete
with your choice of rustic cabin or tent camping, bathhouse
(flush toilets and hot showers!) and dining hall with kitchen.
We'll offer various Saturday hike options with Dallas Sierra
Club leaders or you can explore on your own. The park offers
additional activities, including paddling (rentals available),
horseback riding and more. Saturday night catered dinner
option if you don't feel like cooking! This weekend is for
singles, couples, families, friends and all ages, EVERYONE.
Details and reservation information will be on the Dallas
Sierra Club's website by the end of August.
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.
Future Programs You Don't Want to Miss
September 10 - The Wild Neches River
Charles Kruvand will share scenic photographs and engaging
stories from his latest book: Riverwoods:
Exploring the Wild Neches.
October 8 - Climate Change, Health and Social Justice:
Humanity at the Crossroads
Climate Change is here and it is making us sick, but it's
making some of us sicker than others. The World Health
Organization states that "Climate Change is among the greatest
health risks of the 21st Century."
Limerick of the Month
In some cities, folks choke in despair
From the smog and the ozone that's there.
Across our whole nation
We need legislation
Which would give us a breath of fresh air.
By Kirk Miller
If you would like to submit an environmental limerick for our
Limerick of the Month feature, send it to
13 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting
and his animals - Live! The live animals in this family
friendly presentation will be engaging entertainment for
children and adults alike. Full details are on our home
page now. Everyone is invited.
21 (Wed) No August Outings Committee Meeting
It's still summer. With plans for great outings in place for
late August, October and February, we'll wait for September to
convene an Outings Committee meeting. Enjoy the summer heat in
Texas. Better still, enjoy the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of
the high Pecos Wilderness this Labor Day weekend with the
Dallas Sierra Club! Contact: Mark Stein Send
29-Sep 3 (Thu-Tue) Pecos Wilderness Bus Trip
all 27 places on the Pecos bus ttrip have filled, but there
may be space on a short waitlist. Your odds for a space are
currently good. Contact Steve to inquire. This is one of the
Dallas Sierra Club's favorite backpacking destinations. The
Pecos Wilderness is high in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, between Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Taos. Conifer and
aspen forests and mountain meadows cover the land below the
alpine tundra you'll discover above tree line. Elk, mountain
sheep, black bears and marmots forage at high elevations.
We have four great hikes that should satisfy any of your late
summer backpacking cravings. For complete details, including
information on the hikes offered, trip cost and how to
this PDF document. Coordinator: Steve Fleischman Send
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
10 (Tue) Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting
Kruvand will share scenic photographs and engaging stories
from his latest book: Riverwoods: Exploring
the Wild Neches. Everyone is invited. Full
details are on our home
14 (Sat) Suburban Walk: Breckenridge Park, Richardson Texas
Join me for a walk through one of Richardson's most scenic
parks. We'll walk on a winding paved path for 4-5 miles and
talk about all of the fall hiking we'll do in just a month or
so. This hike is dog friendly as long as your pooch is on a
leash and is friendly. We'll walk around a pretty lake, a
small stand of cottonwood trees, ID local plants as we go, and
also learn about the "trashy" origin of Breckenridge Park. The
hike is mainly out in the open so a hat and sunscreen are
advised. Bring a litter of water. We start walking at 8:00 am
and we will be back to the cars by noon. Limit 10 people.
Optional lunch afterwards. Leader: Jim Binnings Send
18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting
At 6:30 on Wednesday, September 18 the Outings Committee will
meet for the first time since June. We'll review what went
well and where we could improve the Labor Day weekend outing
to the Pecos Wilderness. We'll prep for the October outing to
Beavers Bend, resolve lingering items about the Big Bend
National Park trip that require attention and brainstorm ideas
for big outings in 2020. Tentative location: Whole Foods
Market, Preston at Forest, Dallas, upstairs in Community Rooms
1 and 2. Organizer: Mark Stein Send
29 (Sun) New Member Picnic - But Everyone is Invited!
New Member Picnic! All Sierra Club Members welcome also. When: Sunday, September 29th, 2019. From
10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Where: Churchill Park in Dallas;
7025 Churchill Way, Dallas TX What: Lots of food, vegan and
vegetarian and regular, lots of drinks, lots of prizes and
free membership giveaways, and some fun and games. Join
us for a fun gathering of like minded green environmental type
people, meet some new ones, and catch up with some old
friends. There will be lots of random giveaways, rest
assured, and some new Dallas Sierra Memberships to be
distributed as well. Please join us for a fun morning and
lunch time gathering, bring your kids, dogs, ferrets, and
whatever you consider your good friends, furry or feathered.
Thanks and see you there. Yes, we need volunteers, contact
Ginger if you want to help. Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send
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