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


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


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

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

Recovery After the Flood - Rebuilding with Resilience

Rebuilding with Resilience

Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:00-9:00 with refreshments and chatting starting at 6:30
The Backpacker, 7656 Jefferson Hwy

Jeff Carney, LSU associate professor in the School of Architecture & director of the Coastal Sustainability Studio; and Haley Blakeman, landscape architect & CPEX Director of Implementation, will address ways of “Rebuilding with Resilience.”
Jeff holds master’s degrees in both architecture and city and regional planning from UC Berkeley where he was a recipient of a fellowship to study community design in many parts of the world. Working with a broad range of scientists, engineers, and designers, he is currently directing a multi-year project, the Louisiana Resiliency Assistance Program, sponsored through HUD and the Kresge Foundation.
Haley earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from LSU and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from UNO. Haley works at a variety of scales, from comprehensive planning  and residential master plans, to commercial and institutional site designs, hike and bike trails, open space and greenway plans, and stream restorations.

More information: Nancy Grush nancygrush@gmail.com, Gwen Pine gpine48@att.net or 225-573-1137

Photo The Advocate “Local rebuilding organization to set up offices in Baton Rouge, assist with flood recovery” Jessica Williams Aug 22, 2016