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Delta Chapter Has a New Web Site

Delta Chapter is moving to a new web site. It is located at: https://sierraclub.org/louisiana

Please go there now to see our current postings. You can also copy the link to your bookmarks for future use.

Delta Chapter Holiday Bash

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Come and Make Merry with us for our annual end of year Holiday Bash!

We'll gather on the afternoon of Sunday, December 13, 2015 to celebrate the environmental victories of this year and reflect while enjoying good food and company as we look forward with eagerness to what the new year will offer us. Members of Sierra Club across the region are invited to join us as well as our friends from other environmental organizations. Let's break bread together!

Presentation on Coastal Restoration Projects in Louisiana - Acadian Group Lecture Series

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Sierra Club Acadian Group - Guest Speaker Presentation on CWPPRA Projects

Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept 17, 6:30 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Ave, Lafayette, LA 70501

Join us on at 6:30 on September 17th at the United Methodist Church located at 701 Lee Avenue to learn more about Louisiana’s current coastal wetlands restoration efforts. Team members from the CWPPRA – The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act – public outreach committee will join us to discuss various techniques used to protect, preserve, and restore Louisiana’s fragile wetland ecosystems.

John Bel Edwards at the New Orleans Group Meeting

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The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club hosts Gubernatorial Candidate John Bel Edwards

John Bel Edwards is a State Representative (D-Amite) from the Tangipahoa Parish area of the North Shore region, and is running for Governor of Louisiana in 2015. At the New Orleans Group monthly meeting, Sunday, September 14th, John Bel will address the SLFPA-East Levee Authority lawsuit and the related legislation from the 2014 legislative session, as well as the fracking ingredient disclosure legislation he passed several years ago. He will also entertain questions at the end of his talk.

Sunday September 14th
6:30 Refreshments

7pm talk

The Sierra Club meets in the Dominion Auditorium at the Audubon Zoo located at 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.

For more information, visit the Sierra Club Delta Chapter event on Facebook. The program is free and open to everyone.

The Environment and the 2014 Election - Baton Rouge Group Meeting

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"The Environment and the 2014 Election"

A presentation and discussion by the Baton Rouge Sierra Club

Join us for our bi-monthly General Program meeting. This month we'll be reviewing the upcoming Federal Elections for Senate, House of Representatives, other ballot items such as Louisiana Constitutional Amendments, and the consequences for the environment attached to those decisions.

WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 7:00 pm

WHERE: East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library - Goodwood Library Meeting Room B, upstairs. 7711 Goodwood Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Please visit us at Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club for other outings, events, and statements.

American Energy, Imperiled Coast - Acadian Group Lecture Series

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American Energy, Imperiled Coast

Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana’s Wetlands

Explores the tension between Oil & Gas development and the land loss crisis in coastal Louisiana

 

A Presentation, Discussion and Book Signing with Jason Theriot

 

Tunica Hills / Clark Creek Hiking Outing

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Got a summertime hiking itch that needs scratching? Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club can help with that. We're leading a hike at the Clark Creek area on June 14. Members and Friends throughout Louisiana are invited to participate. Clark Creek Natural Area in the Tunica Hills is a member favorite hiking destination despite being forgiveably located just across the state line in Mississippi which was a part of the Delta Chapter in our founding years.

State Lawmakers Defend Oil and Gas Industry by Passing SB 469

Wetlands sliced by oil canal St. Bernard Parish

The wetlands that defend coastal Louisiana - including the city of New Orleans -from storm surge are disappearing at an alarming rate. For decades these wetlands have been carved up by oil and gas activities such as dredging canals for navigation and to lay pipelines. A study conducted by the USGS concluded that between 1932 and 1990 Oil and Gas activities accounted for 249,152 acres – or over 36 percent of the total land loss experienced in coastal Louisiana during that period.

Acadian Group Lecture Series: RIKI OTT

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Acadian Group Lecture Series: RIKI OTT

Dr. Riki Ott, PhD, a former commercial fisherwoman, trained marine toxicologist and "accidental activist" since the Exxon Valdez disaster will be the guest speaker for the Acadian Group of the Sierra Club on Wednesday May 21, 2014.

Oliver Houck on the Lake Pontchartrain Shell Dredging Affair

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In Memorian for Michael Osborne, the Lake Pontchartrain Shell Dredging Affair

Sierra Club New Orleans Group member meeting. Sunday, April 13, featuring Oliver Houck as our guest speaker.

Oliver Houck will discuss the rise of a remarkable set of lawsuits and related actions that would, after many twists and turns, terminate shell dredging in the Lake and along the coast, giving nature a chance to come back from a practice that had outrun its day.

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