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.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

An Update on Superfund Sites around Baton Rouge

Local Superfund Sites Update


Devil's Swamp Superfund Site near Alsen, Louisiana in East Baton Rouge Parish, Photo by Willie Fontenot

Baton Rouge Sierra Club presents an update of local Superfund sites of concern, including Devil's Swamp near Alsen, by Dr. Margaret Reams, Co-Principal Investigator of the NIEHS-funded Superfund Research Program at Louisiana State University.


Who: Dr Margaret Reams, professor of Coastal Environmental Science
When: February 16, 2017
7-9 PM, refreshments and chatting 6:30 PM

Where: Greater King David Baptist Church

Our readers may wish to catch a portion of this interview of Dr. Reams at "An Index for Resilience" summit in the Netherlands in 2013. Reams speaks about the factors complicating emergency preparations in the event of flooding coupled together with the presence of hazardous industrial facilities. These factors raise additional variables that households will have to consider during their personal disaster preparations in our environs.

For more information contact Gwen Pine or call: (two-two-five) 573-1137

Monday, January 23, 2017

Defending Our Environmental Laws

Defending Our Environmental Laws


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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

630pm

Room 142, LSU School of Natural Resources

For more information: brsierraclub@gmail.com

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!

The LSU Student Sierra Coalition works to educate the campus on conservation and environmental issues through a combination of guest speakers, recreational outings, and service projects (https://lsu.collegiatelink.net/organization/sierrastudentcoalition/about).
The Baton Rouge Group of the Sierra Club is a member-based volunteer organization, and is part of the state wide Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club (http://brsierraclub.blogspot.com/).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas 2016 Seasonal Potluck



CHRISTMAS POTLUCK

An invitation to Sierra Club Delta Chapter members and guests to a Christmas pot luck gathering in Baton Rouge on Sunday afternoon, Dec 18, 2016. Time of the event will be 6 to 8 pm. The event will be held at the home of Charlie and JoAnn Fryling. Their address is: 1068 East Lakeview Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Charlie and JoAnn will be serving their tasty taco soup. All are welcome to bring appetizers, salads, desert, and of course beverage of choice. 

For further information you can contact Margie Vicknair-Pray
margie.vicknair-pray@sierraclub.org

Let us know you'll be there on Facebook and invite a friend!