Baton Rouge Group

Defending Our Environmental Laws

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Defending Our Environmental Laws

Joint program by the LSU Student Sierra Coalition and the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club

America’s environmental laws and protection, the result of decades of citizen advocacy, governmental action, and scientific research, are under attack by a hostile Congress and White House. Learn how ordinary citizens can stand up for clean air, clean water, and our public lands!

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 630pm

Perspectives on the 2016 Louisiana Flood

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WHAT's THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT FLOODING?

In the aftermath of the 2016 Flood, the Sierra Club Baton Rouge Group will host three programs on topics related to recovery.

Nov. 17th "Planning During a Time of Climate Change.” Born in Baton Rouge, Camille Manning-Broome, Senior Vice-President at CPEX (Center for Planning Excellence) holds a M.S. degree with an emphasis on Disaster Science, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences at LSU. She has spearheaded and directed cross-agency projects, publishing documents such as the Louisiana Land Use Toolkit, Coastal Best Practices Manual, View from the Coast, and has worked on Comprehensive Plans in more than 30 communities. Prior to working at CPEX, Camille gained both private-sector and government experience working on a host of issues from strategic planning to hazard mitigation.

Hiking in Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area - Feb. 27, 2016

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Join the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club on February 27, 2016. Members and non-members alike are welcome to tag along for a hike on the Backbone Trail in Kisatchie National Forest's Kisatchie Hills Wilderness Area, one of only three such wilderness areas in Louisiana. The region is home to rugged hills and a large swatch of longleaf pine, a species of tree that once spanned millions of acres of the Southeast before they were destroyed by logging.

The Backbone Trail is 7.6 miles and runs through the heart of the wilderness area, offering a secluded view of the longleaf pine forest and various sandstone outcroppings.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Delta Chapter Retreat, Lake Fausse Point State Park March 15-17

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This year's Delta Chapter Retreat was held on March 15-17, 2013. This is an annual, recreational event we do for our members and their guests. After a great breakfast on Saturday we had a very informative educational program starting with Frogwatch USA with Stacey Scarce, Cypress forests in the Atchafalaya with Dean Wilson, the State of Honey Bees with Brock Barker, Knot tying, Map reading and a Sunset Boat Ride on Lake Dauterive with Harold Schoeffler and a great fried catfish dinner. Spare time was dedicated to fishing, boating and visiting.

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