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Visit The Houston Sierra Club Outings Meetup Page!


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Contact Senators Hutchison and Cornyn to Save Columbia Bottomland Acquisitions
Your help is needed immediately to save funding for the Columbia Bottomlands forest of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (SBNWR) and land acquisition for our national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests all across the United States! People from the Nation's fourth largest city and people from all over the world use the Columbia Bottomlands and other habitats found in the SBNWR for hunting, fishing, birding, environmental education, photography, canoeing, kayaking, boating, wildlife observation, nature study, and many other low impact and compatible recreational, educational, and scientific activities. (Mar 11)


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See our Meetup page for our activity schedule.
Houston Sierra Club (local branch of the Sierra Club) holds outings for outdoor activities: hiking, camping, bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, etc. These include local one-day events, weekend trips, and week long trips to National Parks and other destinations. Visit the web page here 


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Join us at our next monthly program: JANUARY GENERAL MEETING (JANUARY 8, 2015) at 7 p.m.


Special Guest: Rick Barongi

In January, the Sierra Club takes an in-depth look at the conservation efforts for some the world's most amazing creatures: elephants and rhinoceros. Renown zoologist Rick Barongi, Executive Vice President of Conservation at the Houston Zoo, has spent countless hours in Africa studying these magnificent creatures, and is an expert in their conservation. When he was the Director of the Houston Zoo and designer of Disney's Animal Kingdom, he was well known for his knowledge in zoological park management and exhibit design, but his passion is conservation of the world's great creatures. Come visit with us on January 8 at 7:30 PM and see that passion. From working in zoos from coast-to-coast, to extensive travels in Africa and South America, Rick has unique experience and insight to share. Best of all, he will share his insight in a special presentation free and open to the public.

(Social period begins at 7:00 PM. Main program begins at 7:30 PM.)
Location: Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1805 West Alabama (at the corner of West Alabama and Woodhead).  Houston, TX. map

Ample parking is available behind the church.

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 December 2014/January 2015 Bayou Banner
Our newsletter - available on-line.  

This issue:
- Executive Committee Election
- Trips and Local Outings.
- Reports of recent outings.
- Recycling Resources.
- Sierra Club Calendars for 2015.
- Banner Mailouts Ended, Sign Up For Our Email Alert List
- and more...

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Pecos Wilderness Backpack
October 14-17 (Fri-Mon) - The Pecos Wilderness is a symphony of dark piney forests, alpine meadows, deep lakes, and many of the New Mexico's highest mountains. Within the boundaries of this expansive area are several landmarks including Truchas Peak which tops of at 13,103 feet, and the southern stretch of the Rocky Mountains. The terrain varies from open meadows in the Pecos River Valley to the steep canyons of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Wildlife ranges from deer and elk to big horn sheep, turkeys and grouse. There are 15 lakes, and eight major streams to sustain both plant and animal habitat, including the native Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout. Hiking and primitive camping are great ways to enjoy the beauty of the Pecos Wilderness. Join us in this strenuous backpacking trip to visit this wilderness northeast of Santa Fe, NM. We will fly to Albuquerque on the 14th, rent the vans and drive to the wilderness. The return flight will be on Monday, October 17th. For more information contact Gus Cei at or 713-962-5813.   Status:   Space Available


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Our Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

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