Woodlands Trail Threatened by Development


For the monthly guest organization/speaker series of talks hosted by the New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club, The Woodlands Conservancy will show a video about their organization and discuss the current controversy of baseball field development on the Woodlands Trail grounds in Plaquemines Parish that threatens to destroy the trail, an important public natural area.

WHERE: Audubon Zoo Dominion Auditorium
DATE: Sunday, October 11, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM refreshments
7 to 8 PM program

Meetup to Hear About Clean Air and Clean Power for Shreveport


Let's Take Shreveport Off of Coal Power

People in Northwest Louisiana are invited to a Meetup to hear about clean air
and clean power for Shreveport and what people are doing there for the
climate movement!

Organizer: 350Louisiana.org - Shreveport/Bossier

WHEN: Friday Oct 9th at 7:00 pm
WHERE: 846 Texas Ave, Shreveport, LA

St. Tammany Parish Household Hazardous Waste Day - Oct 31, 2015

St. Tammany Parish Department of Environmental Services
P. O. Box 628
Covington, LA 70434
Phone: (985) 898-2535 e-mail: es@stpgov.org

Household Hazardous Waste Day - 2015

Koop Drive (off Hwy 59)
Mandeville, La.
Government Complex Parking Lot
Saturday, October 31, 2015
9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Environmental Forum for Lafayette City-Parish Presidential Candidates

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Acadian Group of the Sierra Club will host an ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM for Candidates for Lafayette City-Parish President on Thursday, Oct 1st. You can go to this link for a list of questions which we have posed to the Candidates: http://acadiansierra.blogspot.com/2015/08/below-are-listed-acadian-group...

Time & Location: 6:30pm; Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress Street in Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana.

Optional RSVP for this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893278054231019/

Clark Creek Natural Area (Tunica Hills) Hike - Sep 26

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Join the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club for the first in a series of outdoor outings this fall and winter. Members and non-members alike are welcome to tag along for a hike at Clark Creek Natural Area in Mississippi, right across the Louisiana state line. The area is known for its rugged hills and stunning waterfalls.

We'll be hiking the primitive loop trail, which is 4.7 miles through the heart of the hills, offering an up-close and at times secluded view of the several waterfalls that dot the area. The path traverses several rugged hills through a diverse and stunning mixed hardwood and pine forest just a stone's throw from the Mississippi River.

Coasts, Not Coal - RAM Terminal Public Hearing, Sep 17

Coasts Not Coal

The past year and a half has been an amazing experiment in real democracy. Together, the people of southeast Louisiana spoke up and local government listened: we don't want the RAM Coal Export terminal or its dirty coal trains. City and Parish resolutions were passed, Plaquemines Parish denied a construction permit, and a Belle Chasse judge ordered the state permit revoked.

But the RAM Terminal is still at it. It has reapplied for a state permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and a public hearing has been scheduled for next week.

The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans - NOLA Group Sept. Meeting - Sep 13


Bike Easy - The Future of Bicycling in New Orleans

New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club welcomes Dan Favre, Executive Director of Bike Easy, the Greater New Orleans bicycle advocacy organization, to give an overview of the state of bicycling in New Orleans today and the work his organization is doing to build a bright biking future. Along the way he'll cover safety tips for people who bike and people who drive, go over helpful recommendations for bike commuting, and get your feedback about how to make bicycling in the region fun, safe, and easy for everyone.

Katrina Tenth Anniversary Events in New Orleans


There are many events going on in New Orleans around the August 29 Katrina 10th anniversary date. Sierra Club is active in helping to organize the following three events:

10 Year Commemoration March and Second Line: Event begins with the reading of the names of lost loved ones at the Lower Ninth Ward levee breach at Jourdan and a healing ceremony followed by a march through the city and a commemoration program of local speakers and performers.

Lower 9 Resilience Festival: An annual event by, for, and with the citizens of the Lower Ninth Ward to commemorate loss, recognize recovery, bring economic stimulation to the community, and encourage an ongoing commitment to becoming whole again after the devastation that resulted from Hurricane Katrina.

Rhythmic Alchemy Art Healing: Rhythmic Alchemy is a healing art space rooted in authentic African, Native American and South Louisiana cultural and healing traditions to commemorate the 10 years of recovery since Hurricane Katrina. Rhythmic Alchemy uses drumming, spoken word, live muralist, cultural dance, DJ, traditional exhibits, Second Line, masquerade, and collective movement to create a unique experience for all who attend.

Here is the link for locations and times: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/R?i=KKrVxOZMaBJGXQn7Yfj0bA

Full Moon Paddle Outing at Honey Island Swamp

Honey Island Swamp HDR 4 July 2012 by Ken Morse

FULL MOON PADDLE OUTING at HONEY ISLAND SWAMP with Harvey Stern​ of the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Friday evening, August 28th.

This weekend will be a rare weekend night with the full moon rising about an hour before sunset -- just right for moonlight paddling.

Contact Harvey Stern at hstern(at)bellsouth(dot)net or at (Five-Oh-Four)-891-7116 for more info, times, and to RSVP. Some paddling/kayaking experience required.

BREC's Hiking Trails & Conservation Plans [Baton Rouge Group Meeting]

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Come hear Amanda Takacs, a naturalist in BREC's Conservation Department discuss their Conservation plans & show slides of discoveries on some of BREC's hiking trails in East Baton Rouge Parish on the evening of Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 7:00pm at the Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Takacs will also discuss BREC's Geaux Green program.

Visit Baton Rouge Area Group of the Sierra Club on the web for updates and directions to this meeting: http://brsierraclub.blogspot.com/ and http://facebook.com/BatonRougeSierraClub

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