Outings & Events

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

Seeking the Future of Louisiana's Coast in its Past: A Detective Story - Baton Rouge Group Lecture Series

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Dr. Richard Condrey, LSU Dept. of Oceanography (ret.) will discuss some amazing findings regarding the Last Naturally Active Delta Complexes of the Mississippi River and why an understanding of them is critical to any efforts to restore the coast during the next occasion of the Lecture Series of the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club on Wednesday, June 24th to be held at The Backpacker.

La. Green Army Legislative Wrap Up with Russel Honore - New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club June Meeting

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Orleans Sierra Club presents: Lt. General Russel Honore will speak about the Louisiana state legislative session, what it means for the environment and how we can continue to build a stronger, more interconnected movement here in Louisiana.

Lt. Gen. Honore is famous for his service to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and now for spearheading the Green ARMY that is working to fight for the environment in Louisiana.

This month we are in a new location, the First Unitarian Universalist Church on 4903 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans. (corner of Claiborne and Jefferson.)

Green Army Event at the Louisiana State Capitol on Sat, April 11, noon to 3 pm.

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The Green Army holds its second annual Legislative Event at the Louisiana State Captitol on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The event will feature speakers from citizens groups and communities affected by air and water pollution. The event keynote speaker will be Lt. General Russell Honore, US Army Ret. We will have live music and other attractions TBA.

Speakers will address prominent Green Army issues such as the proposed open burn of munitions at Camp Minden, Bayou Corne update, Mossville update, fracking in St. Tammany, toxic air emissions in St. Rose, the RAM coal terminal in Plaquemines Parish, and an update from John Barry on the coastal lawsuits. Gen Honore will address the Green Army agenda for this legislative session.

Vans are available to transport people from New Orleans and from Lafayette. Contact for the New Orleans van is the LA Bucket Brigade office at 504-484-3433. Contact for the Lafayette van is by email to hrmartin2sc@gmail.com or phone at 337-298-8380.

Email for further information is Woody Martin, Chapter Chair at: hrmartin2sc@gmail.com

Please come out and support this event.

Can Coastal Communities Survive?

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The New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club will host Dr. Shirley Laska from University of New Orleans on Sunday, January 11, 2015 for her presentation: "Gulf coastal communities: Can they survive until coastal restoration is a reality?"

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.

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