Outings & Events

Delta Chapter Spring Retreat, April 7 - 9, 2017

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We are creating a wonderful adventure for lucky Delta Chapter members and friends this spring! Our Spring Retreat will be held at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park. The Reservoir State Park is a neighbor of the Poverty Point World Heritage Site near Delhi, Louisiana, "the largest and most complex Late Archaic earthwork occupation and ceremonial site yet found in North America".

Poverty Point Adventure! - Delta Chapter Spring Retreat

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Join Delta Chapter Sierra Club members at our Spring Retreat - Friday, April 7, 2017 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. We'll be staying in cabins at the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, a neighbor of the Poverty Point World Heritage Site near Delhi, Louisiana - "the largest and most complex Late Archaic earthwork occupation and ceremonial site yet found in North America.
Retreat members will spend much of the day on Saturday at the nearby 910 acre archeological park; this is an internationally recognized U.S. National Monument and World Heritage Site. Poverty Point was named after a nearby plantation when archaeologists began excavations in the early 1900s. Poverty Point comprises several earthworks and mounds built between 1650 and 700 BC by a group of Native Americans now called the Poverty Point culture.

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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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.

Our Delta Chapter Fall Retreat begins on Friday, October 28, 2016

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All are welcome to attend the Sierra Club Delta Chapter Fall Retreat which begins on Friday, October 28, 2016! We will be enjoying the beautiful Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, Louisiana on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain throughout the weekend. Sunsets will happen about 6:30 p.m., so we are welcoming campers to the retreat from 4:00 p.m. Friday onward to allow you time to explore in the early evening.

Our fun weekend is housed at the CCC constructed Fontainebleau Group Camp, which is just over 6 miles from the north end of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge. The Group Camp entrance is about a half mile east of the main park entrance on Hwy 190, the old Covington-Slidell highway.

Bayou Teche Water Sentinals Annual Workshop

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Bayou Teche Water Sentinals enjoyed a skills update workshop and a nice afternoon with crawfish boil by Tom Holland on May 14, 2016 at the home of Trent and Linni Haines. We did review presentations on all of our water quality sampling parameters including Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Conductivity, Turbidity, Nitrates and pH. We were also able to re-stock five water sampling teams with new sampling chemical reagents for continued reliability of our data. We have gained two new sampling teams for a total of seven teams that are now conducting water quality testing, four times per year on the upper reach of Bayou Teche.

Bayou Teche Water Sentinals have been sampling quarterly since we started in May of 2010 and have built a solid set of data tracking the basic parameters of water quality in upper Bayou Teche.

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!

Coastal Issues Update Meeting with Bob Marshall

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Bob Marshall, well known environmental reporter from "The Lens" will be the guest speaker for a joint meeting of the the Tulane Green Club and the New Orleans Group of the Sierra Club on November 8th.

Marshall last addressed the Sierra Club in late 2013 to speak chiefly about the coastal damages lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East. He returns to examine the ongoing palette of issues troubling our coastal region with a lens also upon what is going on in Baton Rouge. Marshall will speak on the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. We look forward to his reporting expertise on these environmental concerns in Southeast Louisiana.

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/

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