Saturday, January 12, 2019

Visit our new state chapter website, meetup, and facebook sites

Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club has moved to a more modern and featured website alongside our statewide Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club where you can read more information about a variety of issues we're following, engage in dialogue, and see photos of recent events and recreational outings. Visit us at for these statewide concerns and opportunities. 

Before you go, give a LIKE to our Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club official Facebook Page for updates on our website activity and a multitude of environmental conservation issues from throughout Louisiana.

For opportunities to go hiking and paddling, we've partnered with Canoe & Trail Adventures to sponsor a MEETUP where you can get up to date outing schedules from across the chapter.

Friday, July 14, 2017

July Meeting - Causes of the Baton Rouge Capital Region Flooding

August 2016 brought record floods to the Baton Rouge Capital Region, equaling and surpassing the historic 1983 flood which many pointed to as a worst-case flooding scenario. After decades of continued land development of the watersheds in this region, fresh, often contentious discussion around the impacts have been flowing in the public discourse.  With the fork in the road these concerns present to evolving public policy and expectations upon private development patterns, we've invited Bob Jacobsen, engineering consultant on flood hydrology, flood risk, & floodplain management, to illuminate the factors that contribute to flooding in the region. 

Jacobsen will address the July 20th meeting of the Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club about how storm water runoff has been impacted by: 1) rapid and pervasive development; 2) man-made modifications to channels (dredging, straightening, lining, etc.) and to floodplains (road/railroad embankments); 3) subsidence; and 4) anthropogenic climate change (perhaps the greatest impact). He will also discuss the misconceptions of flood zones and will suggest steps that need to be taken to prevent or reduce flooding and its impact on lives and property. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Poverty Point Adventure! - Delta Chapter Spring Retreat

Exciting news friends!  The Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club will be making the trek up to the Poverty Point World Heritage Site for the Spring 2017 Retreat. This weekend long retreat opens runs April 7-9. Hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, camaraderie, and shared learning opportunities abound. Follow this link ---> to the Delta Chapter website to get all the details. Register today to let our Chapter Conservation Coordinator know you'll be attending. Explore, Enjoy, and Protect!

TAKE NOTE! We are transitioning Outings and Events Reminders on the web to our parent Delta Chapter's Meetup group. Please visit and join it today to get all the upcoming Sierra Club activities of interest to you from throughout Louisiana. These events will be easily added and sync-able to your common iCal, gCal, and Outlook formats.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Update on La. Black Bear

It's been one year since the La. Black Bear was removed from the Endangered Species List.  Come hear Paul Davidson, executive director of the Black Bear Conservation Coalition, provide us with an update on the bear, what efforts are being done to protect the bear, and what you can do to help.